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Preventing Article 11

July 17, 2018 - 4:30 pm in Canadian Reformed Churches, Daily Life

Rev P Holtvluwer[i] refers to Article 11 of the ‘Canadian’ Church Order. The ‘Australian’ Church order does not have this article. However, as we have seen, the ‘problem’ he highlights applies to the FRCA as well as to the CanRC. Preventing Article…

Are We Following the Decline in the RCN (3)

March 10, 2018 - 11:59 am in Canadian Reformed Churches

The decline in the RCN (see previous two instalments) leads to the question: What about the Canadian Reformed Churches (CanRC)? Are we being drawn into…

Are We Following the Decline in the RCN? (1)

Are Canadian Reformed Churches (CanRC) following the decline in Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (RCN)? Rev J Visscher says no. Rev J Moesker says…

When the world shapes church doctrine

If you don’t like what the Bible says about something, just reinterpret it. Don’t want to believe any more that God created the universe in six days? Just say that the days of creation in Genesis 1 symbolise long periods of time. That will bring creation…

Reinterpreting Scripture through Cultural Context

Earlier this year four representatives from the Canadian Reformed Churches (CanRC) visited Synod Meppel 2017 of the Dutch RCN sister churches. Synod Meppel had received, and was discussing, an extensive report with recommendations about women in office. As…

Canadian Reformed Churches address to Synod Meppel (April 2017) about their relationship

Last month delegates from Australia, Canada, Africa, USA, Brazil, Asia, Europe and elsewhere visited Synod Meppel 2017 of the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands (GKv). The Canadian Reformed Churches (CanRC), after their greetings and following an update…

CanRC synod – Rev Batteau’s address and Rev Janssen’s response

The General Synod of our Canadian sister churches (CanRC) is presently being held in Dunnville, Ontario. As is common practice, one of the delegates (this time Rev J Batteau) from our Dutch sister churches (RCN) was invited to address Synod. After some pleasantries…

“Developments in our Dutch Sister Churches and Lessons to be Learned” by Dr Cornelius van Dam

This morning[i] let us consider some of the main developments in our Dutch sister churches (Reformed Churches in the Netherlands - Liberated or RCN) and what we can learn from them. It may be most useful to take the mandate that Synod Carman (2013) gave the…

Press review – criticism expressed by overseas delegates to RCN’s Synod Ede

Reformatorisch Dagblad, 29th March 2014, reported that representatives of churches abroad gathered at Synod Ede of the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands (RCN, aka GKV) had told the RCN that they were in danger of leaving the path of God’s Word and the…

Hermeneutics Conference, Hamilton, January 2014

Why all this sudden interest in hermeneutics? It’s because our Dutch sister churches, the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands (RCN), are reinterpreting Scripture in order to make it more acceptable to today’s society. That’s resulted in a different…