Jelte Numan

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Death, comfort and the glory that awaits

A death in the family, or the death of a close friend, can be a source of much grief. Suddenly, or perhaps after an illness, one is confronted by...

Church History Narratives for Everyone 

This will be a very brief article. Today, 31 October, is Reformation Day. We remember in particular the great deeds of the Lord in liberating His people from what...

The great value of knowing church history

Reformed believers will know that the Great Reformation of the 16th century, which we remember each October 31st (next Monday), is just part of the much bigger picture of...

Expect persecution

Australia, like much of Western civilisation, has moved from a broadly Christian culture, through a post-Christian culture, to what is becoming an anti-Christian culture. So, expect persecution. Christians in some...

Almost half the GKV no longer have afternoon services

It used to be the norm to attend church twice a Sunday. That’s past in the GKV (Reformed Churches of the Netherlands, our former Dutch sister churches), as well...

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