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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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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Church Services – the new (ab)normal

Unsurprisingly our Canadian sister churches have also moved to live-streaming the church services. I pass on (below and slightly updated) a pertinent...

Lack Wisdom? Ask God.

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given...

Pastoral Encouragement

The federal government’s decision to ban gatherings of people in public buildings has meant that churches have had to resort to livestreaming...

The coronavirus and prayer for repentance

Revelation 9:20,21 shows that the plagues God unleashes upon the world have as purpose the repentance of mankind. So, we should pray...

Psalm 91 and the Coronavirus

  “A thousand may fall at your side,And ten thousand at your right hand;But it shall not come near you…No evil shall befall...