Rev Peter Holtvluwer

I presently serve as a full time minister of the Word in a Bible-believing, confessional Reformed congregation in Canada. I am committed to the infallible Word of God and uphold in every respect the Belgic Confession, Heidelberg Catechism, and Canons of Dort as accurate, faithful summaries of Scripture. I write non-fiction stuff – mostly articles and editorials for Clarion, our unofficial church magazine – and many sermons, of course. Currently, alongside my regular ministry duties, I am working hard to finish editing (and contributing to) a multi-volume work on the Psalms.

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Salvation Issues?

Have you ever been involved in a disagreement over something the Bible teaches when suddenly someone exclaims, “But that’s not a salvation issue!” And that’s where the...

Objections to Psalm Singing

In recent Clarion issues, solid biblical reasons have been put forward for why we should be singing more psalms than hymns in worship at church, home, and...

Why Should I Read the Acts of Synod?

That’s a good question.  After all, the Acts of General Synod are not exactly riveting reading.  They won’t win the Giller, Nobel or Booker prize and they...

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Genesis 3:15 – the antithesis and hostile separation

The Longest Warfare The history of mankind is a history of battles; some very brief, others lengthy. The shortest recorded war—the 1896 Anglo-Zanzibar...

Jude’s epistle and us (2)

The previous article ended with a quote from a speech Brother Peter ‘t Hart held at a Women’s League Day about the...

Jude’s epistle and us (1)

Some prophets and apostles use powerful language. Take Jude. You stand amazed at such a passionate, thunderous denunciation of men “marked out”...

The injustice of Israel’s ‘justice’ in Judges 20&21

To avoid being sodomised by sexual perverts, a Levite hands them his concubine (Judges 19). She is raped and abused through the...

The horror event of Judges 19

There is this shockingly macabre event in the Bible about an Israelite who gives his concubine to a band of wicked men....