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Media bias and the axe-wielding attacker

July 18, 2018 - 6:03 pm in News Review

The news media recently covered a court case about a woman, Evie Amati, carrying an axe, who went into a 7-Eleven convenience store. Swinging the axe, she seriously injured two customers. Of course, such an attention-grabbing story could not be missed by the…

Thai Cave Rescue

July 13, 2018 - 4:52 pm in News Review

Christians know themselves called to “do good to all, and especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Gal. 6:10). Consequently, when twelve…

‘Safe Schools’ program anything but safe

March 15, 2016 - 3:45 pm in News Review

A few years ago the federal Labor government of Australia agreed to commit $8 million dollars to a ‘Safe Schools’ program aimed at preventing bullying…

Women as ministers?

October 21, 2015 - 3:20 pm in News Review, Women in office

Nederlands Dagblad (“Workgroup sees women ministers as Biblical”, 16 October 2015), reported that a new 14-member workgroup calling itself “Man, Woman, Church” is seeking to provide a Scriptural basis for having women in the offices of ministers, elders…

Dutch politics: reducing the confession to gain numbers

According to Nederlands Dagblad (ND) 23-9-2014 there are moves afoot in the ChristianUnion to adopt a new foundation. A discussion paper has been distributed with the aim of replacing the Three Forms of Unity with the Apostles’ Creed. What is the ChristianUnion?…

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…

1500 Conscientious Objectors Write to RCN Synod

February 25, 2014 - 3:02 pm in News Review, Reformed Churches of the Netherlands

An appeal by 1500 concerned church members was declared inadmissible by synod of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (RCN [GKv] – Dutch sister churches of the FRCA and CRC) according to Nederlands Dagblad 24 Feb 2014[i]. However, it said that it will…

Press Review

December 18, 2013 - 2:09 pm in News Review

Is the church institute or organism, visible or invisible? Reformed Perspective of 1 November 2013 placed a couple of articles by Rev W Bredenhof about Abraham Kuyper, a powerful figure in church and state who wrote much and had a profound influence on the…

Proposed new Subscription Form in the GKv is less binding

December 18, 2013 - 9:44 am in News Review, Reformed Churches of the Netherlands

Nederlands Dagblad (ND)[i], recently published an article about a work group of GKv[ii] synod deputies appointed to look at revising the Church Order. As part of its Report the group has drawn up a new Subscription Form for elders and deacons and is recommending…

Blurring the Boundaries

April 10, 2013 - 3:43 pm in Daily Life, News Review

One way to sacrifice our unique identity as churches of our Lord Jesus Christ is to build sandcastles of illusory unity with those who profess to be Christians but whom the churches have not recognised as being united with us in the true faith. We’re seeing…