In Chatham, ON, there are several “Dutch Reformed” churches. Two of them are the Canadian Reformed Church, called “Eben-Ezer”, and the Free Reformed Church, “Living Hope”. These churches are similar in many respects, but the contact between them is very limited. In my mind, this is a sad state of affairs. I believe that we … Continue reading CanRC and FRC (1): Pursuing our Unity
In the preaching of the gospel, who are addressed and in what way?
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, and must therefore have a central place in our lives. The Bible is God's revelation, the norm for our faith, and to be interpreted in the community of the confessing church.
This article addresses a focus in preaching that is practised in the Reformed churches, and which I also much utilize in my own sermon-writing.
The canon is the collection of 66 books that we recognize as Scripture. How did the canon develop? And what about the apocrypha and other books that did not make it into the canon of the church?