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Abuse In The Church, Tara Boer Sep 2019

Abuse In The Church, Tara Boer

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"We must have the courage to bring questionable behavior to the light so that nothing more will be done in secret."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­implementing safe church policies from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/abuse-in-the-church/


The Canons Of Dordt As A Missional Document, Lyle Bierma Sep 2019

The Canons Of Dordt As A Missional Document, Lyle Bierma

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Editor's Note: Dr. Lyle Bierma presented this paper at the Prodigal Love of God Conference, sponsored by Dordt University and co-sponsored by the Lilly Fellowship Program as a regional conference, April 2019, at Dordt University, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Canons of Dort.

In the subsequent articles, Dordt and Dort will be used interchangeably.


Re-Presenting Election: The Church For The World In The Canons And Beyond, Suzanne Mcdonald Sep 2019

Re-Presenting Election: The Church For The World In The Canons And Beyond, Suzanne Mcdonald

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Editor's Note: Dr. Suzanne McDonald presented this paper at the Prodigal Love of God Conference, April 2019, at Dordt University, co-sponsored by the Lilly Fellowship Program as a regional conference.


Rhetoric In The Worship And Witness Of The Church: A Review Of Seasoned Speech, Scott Culpepper Jul 2019

Rhetoric In The Worship And Witness Of The Church: A Review Of Seasoned Speech, Scott Culpepper

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"Seasoned Speech contains a convincing appeal for Christians to take seriously the role of rhetoric in framing Christian life and witness, both individually and corporately."

Posting about the book Seasoned Speech from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/rhetoric-in-the-worship-and-witness-of-the-church-a-review-of-seasoned-speech/


Advent Love: The Advent Of #Metoo, Aaron Baart Dec 2018

Advent Love: The Advent Of #Metoo, Aaron Baart

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"It is the season of our soul’s groaning for 'thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.'"

Posting about ­­­­­­­­Christ's light overcoming our world of darkness from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/advent-love-the-advent-of-metoo/


Estate Planning: Psalms And Hymns For A Lifetime, Karen Demol May 2018

Estate Planning: Psalms And Hymns For A Lifetime, Karen Demol

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"Singing classics of the faith that have been 'keepers' for decades and centuries enables the various generations within a congregation to sing together, strongly."

Posting about the rich heritage of classic hymns from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/estate-planning-psalms-and-hymns-for-a-lifetime/


Not Trained By Angels, David Henreckson Oct 2017

Not Trained By Angels, David Henreckson

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This article is reprinted with permission. It was first printed in Comment, a publication of Cardus.


Righteousness And Peace, James C. Schaap Aug 2017

Righteousness And Peace, James C. Schaap

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"It is a vision of the kingdom, when lion and lamb, like righteousness and peace, lie down together."

Posting about God's perfect kingdom ­­­­­­­­from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

http://inallthings.org/righteousness-and-peace/


The Refugee Down The Pew, Howard Schaap Aug 2017

The Refugee Down The Pew, Howard Schaap

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No abstract provided.


Dwelling In Unity, John Baas Jun 2017

Dwelling In Unity, John Baas

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"Around long tables, vastly different cultures bravely stumble through attempts to communicate across language barriers. They eat, laugh, encourage, and learn more about each other."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­unity in the body of Christ from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

http://inallthings.org/dwelling-in-unity/


Millennials And The Reformation, Aaron Baart Mar 2017

Millennials And The Reformation, Aaron Baart

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"If there is one thing that serving millennials has taught me, it’s that the state of the church in its current form might be in peril. But the state of their faith might not be in jeopardy at all."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­denominational identity from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/the-millennials-and-the-reformation/


Mcsupper Or Lord's Supper?, Mark Verbruggen Jan 2017

Mcsupper Or Lord's Supper?, Mark Verbruggen

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"With a holy reverence and joy that comes from knowing the Gospel, we come to his table."

Posting about participation in holy communion­­­­­­­­ from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/mcsupper-or-lords-supper/


The Blessed Sacrament Of Potlucks, Howard Schaap Jan 2017

The Blessed Sacrament Of Potlucks, Howard Schaap

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No abstract provided.


Consumerism And The Church, Donald Roth Jul 2016

Consumerism And The Church, Donald Roth

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"Too easily, a church can become focused on what the people want and how the service looks, becoming driven by human, rather than heavenly, desires."

Posting about how consumerism can affect the church­­­­­­­­ from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/consumerism-and-the-church/


Is Consumerism Consuming Us?, Howard Schaap Jul 2016

Is Consumerism Consuming Us?, Howard Schaap

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"Consumerism is the air we breathe. It is the controlling metaphor of our time."

Posting about where we find fulfillment from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/is-consumerism-consuming-us/


When Civil Religion Comes To Church, Scott Culpepper May 2016

When Civil Religion Comes To Church, Scott Culpepper

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"Simply put, civil religion is the promotion of patriotism through the use of generic references to faith."

Posting about faith and patriotism from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/when-civil-religion-comes-to-church/


Why I Want To Work In The Church, Marta Vander Top May 2016

Why I Want To Work In The Church, Marta Vander Top

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"When I tell people that I want to work in the church, what I mean is I want to work in a community of love."

Posting about serving the body of Christ­­­­­­­­ from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/why-i-want-to-work-in-the-church/


Don't Forget God, Jonathan De Groot Mar 2016

Don't Forget God, Jonathan De Groot

Staff Work

"All of life is worship, but can we draw a distinction between glorifying God through our lives and the intentional activity of practicing worship? My answer is yes."

Posting about worshiping God from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/dont-forget-god/


Is Certainty The Same As Faith?, Howard Schaap Mar 2016

Is Certainty The Same As Faith?, Howard Schaap

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"If we allow each other to operate on a greater continuum of certainty and uncertainty within the body of Christ, and don’t associate those poles with faith and doubt, debate and disagreement can perhaps be a more edifying experience."

Posting about respectful debate among believers from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/is-certainty-the-same-as-faith/


Sanctified By God's Word: Towards A Websterian Ontology Of Scripture And Church, Benjamin J. Lappenga Jan 2016

Sanctified By God's Word: Towards A Websterian Ontology Of Scripture And Church, Benjamin J. Lappenga

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John Webster’s account of Scripture grants the canonical texts an ontology determined by their divine use, discusses Scripture as an aspect of the doctrine of revelation rather than the church, and above all preserves the capacity of God’s Word to question and form believers. Yet, Webster’s proposal has met resistance from theologians who find his accent on sola scriptura inconsistent with his claim that interpretation (not simply “text”) has ontological force as a part of “sanctification.” This paper asks whether it is possible to retain a robustly Websterian account of Scripture while at the same time denying ...


Responsible Ones: Young People, Faith, And Letting Go, Jason Lief May 2015

Responsible Ones: Young People, Faith, And Letting Go, Jason Lief

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"More thoughts on the Pew Research Center’s findings on the decline of youth in the church: “We need to remember that the life and existence of the church doesn’t depend on us. The church is not something we have to anxiously preserve; the church is created and sustained by God in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Our task is to BE the church, to live as the new humanity in and for the world.”

Posting about young people and the church from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the ...


Vanishing (Reformed) Youth, Donald Roth May 2015

Vanishing (Reformed) Youth, Donald Roth

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"The Pew Research Center released some of the first data from its 2014 research on the religious affiliations of the populace of the United States. With the comparisons made to a similar 2007 study, there are a lot of interesting tidbits floating in the data, but there are also some concerning trends"

Posting about doing a better job instilling a vibrant faithfulness in our children from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/the-vanishing-reformed-youth/


Diverstiy Question, Howard Schaap Apr 2015

Diverstiy Question, Howard Schaap

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"If I live in a small town, and all the people there are white, and I look around at my church and see that we’re all white—is that really a bad thing? Scripture’s vision from creation through Pentecost to the New Jerusalem is a diverse vision—it includes all tribes, nations, and languages and that inclusion is by design. But what do we do in small town Midwest churches about diversity?"

Posting about diversity and how Christians should engage with it from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and ...


Return Of Liturgy, Howard Schaap Apr 2015

Return Of Liturgy, Howard Schaap

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"We are first of all not thinkers but worshipers, shaped by liturgical worship practices that literally form us for continued worship and service in the world during the week."

Posting about leaving the church, evangelicalism, liturgy and unity from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/the-return-of-liturgy/


Church And Homosexuality, Aaron Baart Mar 2015

Church And Homosexuality, Aaron Baart

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"How do we present a Biblical interpretation of this issue while remaining true to the grace that covers us all?"

Posting about the Church and homosexuality from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/answering-your-question-the-church-and-homosexuality/


I Didn’T Come From A Normal Family, Erin Olson Feb 2015

I Didn’T Come From A Normal Family, Erin Olson

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"Divorce and re-marriage from the perspective of a child. 'God didn’t intend for divorce to happen, but we live in a broken world and divorces happen. God can take broken things and make beauty out of them.'"

Posting about having divorced parents and adjusting to the realities of step families from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/i-didnt-come-from-a-normal-family


Is Christian Education A Tithe?, Liz Moss Feb 2015

Is Christian Education A Tithe?, Liz Moss

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"Giving should be done cheerfully, rather than an obligation, and not for the purpose of public recognition."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the meaning of tithing from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/answering-your-question-is-christian-education-tuition-a-tithe/


Is The Church For Sinners Or Saints?, Neal Deroo Jan 2015

Is The Church For Sinners Or Saints?, Neal Deroo

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"Is church for people whose lives are already put-together, looking good and on the right path? Or is church a place for people with problems and struggles, constantly struggling to live up to an ideal that they can never seem to reach, and feeling crushed by their failure to be ‘better’ than they are? Is church for saints—or for sinners like me?"

Posting about who the church is really for from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

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Answering Your Question: Leadership And Power, Liz Moss, Neal Deroo Oct 2014

Answering Your Question: Leadership And Power, Liz Moss, Neal Deroo

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"Rather, an office is about the particular ways in which one kind of creature can serve within creation in such a way that a necessary task is achieved."

Posting about servant leadership in the church from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/answering-your-question-leadership-and-power/


All Of Life, Jonathan De Groot Sep 2014

All Of Life, Jonathan De Groot

Staff Work

"In true Reformed practice, we come to God in 'response' to his call or action in our life."

Posting about worship from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/all-of-life/