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Dating – who?

September 18, 2018 - 5:10 pm in Daily Life

A recent discussion around the Consistory table revealed that the elders are concerned about the ease with which our young people (and some not so young) strike up a romantic relationship with a person outside the church.  The brothers wish the members of…

Our Future

August 27, 2018 - 5:51 pm in Daily Life

Life can be very difficult, but our suffering is not permanent. Soon the moment of our dying comes. Yet even that dying can still be so hard because of…

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…

A Rugby Player’s Bold Witness

April 23, 2018 - 5:11 am in Daily Life

I know little about sport and even less about rugby, but a rugby player named Israel Folau has featured prominently in the Australian secular press throughout the past week or two for saying something ‘politically incorrect’. It appears that someone on…

The Good Fight!

April 16, 2018 - 12:20 pm in Daily Life

Whoever follows the news a little, knows that the war in Syria is developing into a tangle of warring factions. Syrians, Russians, Iranians, Turks, Kurds, Americans, ISIS followers are all involved in this war. It’s one of those far-from-home shows; not…

#Metoo?

March 19, 2018 - 9:26 am in Daily Life

Sexual abuse of any kind is abhorrent. God hates it and Christians ought to hate it just as much. It is a sin in so many ways and at so many levels—and it thrives on secrecy. Abusers prey on the vulnerable, on those who are weak, on those they know can be…

May I Have This Dance?

February 21, 2018 - 9:45 am in Daily Life

In no time, the tables and chairs are cleared away. The lights are suddenly turned down. Red, blue and green strobe lights appear and start flashing across the room just as the music starts. A romantic song is cranked louder than most can talk. One couple…

The battle is the Lord’s

February 14, 2018 - 12:26 pm in Daily Life, Meditations

There is a tendency for church members to think that if only we had more numbers we could really achieve something for God’s kingdom. This sentiment is so strong that members will engage in political and social activities with Christians from various churches…

Raising Children and the Antithesis

February 8, 2018 - 10:09 am in Daily Life

Present wisdom often directs parents to show a love (as they see it) that leaves children to their own opinions and determinations (though some would insist that it be in a Christian environment). But the Bible teaches us to 'indoctrinate' our children with…

Christ rules as King

December 28, 2017 - 9:09 pm in Daily Life

As we move into the year of our Lord 2018 and experience the decline of what were once Christian countries (in Western civilisation) we draw courage from the knowledge that God rules all of world history through His eternal Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. What…