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Archive | January, 2012

Blessing the Church and Changing Lives

01. January 2012

Blessing the Church and Changing Lives

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to be with your family and other members of your tribe making the trek to Jerusalem during one of the festival times in the Old Testament?

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Meeting Since 1926

01. January 2012

Meeting Since 1926

Before there was an International Conference, there was a National Conference. Before that, there were presbytery conferences.

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RP International Conference 2012 Preview

01. January 2012

RP International Conference 2012 Preview

As we were leaving Calvin College at the end of the 2008 Reformed Presbyterian International Conference, it was evident that the conference had reached the capacity…

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Five Conference Connections That Changed Lives

01. January 2012

In 2004, the Todd and Gazo families attended the Reformed Presbyterian International Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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The Mileposts of Life

01. January 2012

The Mileposts of Life

I had never heard of the Reformed Presbyterian Church until I placed Geneva College on my list of prospective schools. In God’s providence I chose Geneva, and three of my four roommates were RPs.

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Testimony: My ‘Aha’ Moment

01. January 2012

When I am blessed to hear the testimony of how others came to Christ, many times they begin, “It wasn’t this big ‘Aha!’ moment.” Almost immediately I think, “Mine was.”

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The 13th Disciple

01. January 2012

The 13th Disciple

The plot thickens. As Jesus’ training of His disciples continued, He alerted His men to the reality of the hostility they would encounter.

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Work Out Your Salvation

01. January 2012

Paul exhorts, “Work out your salvation” (Phil. 2:12). Notice that he speaks to you as “saints in Christ Jesus” (1:1). He speaks to you as Christians, individuals who are saved. You trust Christ whom God sent into the world.

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Nigerian Christians Face Ultimatum

01. January 2012

A church gathering in northeastern Nigeria turned deadly Jan. 5, as gunmen attacked Deeper Life Church in the country’s Gombe State, killing six and wounding several others.

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NEA, Liberal Groups Release National Sex-Ed Standards

01. January 2012

Kindergarten through second grade. That’s the grade at which the National Education Association (NEA), the Future of Sex Education Initiative and a coalition of sex-ed groups want children to start learning the names of body parts and alternative family structures.

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“Tebow Bills” Abound

01. January 2012

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow’s success on the football field hasn’t just gotten the attention of every sportswriter in the country or sparked the use of a new verb (“Tebowing”) this year.

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5th Circuit: Texas Sonogram Law can be Implemented

01. January 2012

On Jan. 10, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a Texas law requiring abortionists to show women sonograms of their preborn babies at least 24 hours before performing abortions is constitutionally sound, and may be implemented.

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Battle of New York

01. January 2012

Police on Jan. 12 arrested 43 New York City pastors and lay people who were protesting the city’s ban on church use of public schools for worship services. The ban is scheduled to go into effect on Feb. 12.

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Study: A Home with a Mom and a Dad Improves Boys’ Behavior in School

01. January 2012

An analysis of 20 years’ worth of school suspension rates nationwide shows that the greatest influence on boys’ behavior at school is not the type of school they attend or teacher they have, but the type of home in which they’re being raised.

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Supreme Court Issues Unanimous Decision in Church Hiring Case

01. January 2012

In one of the clearest rulings for religious freedom in years, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided that courts may not intervene in church hiring decisions, protecting the “ministerial exception” that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sought to eliminate in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC.

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‘You’re Doing What With Your Summer?’

01. January 2012

‘You’re Doing What With Your Summer?’

“You’re doing what?” This was the response of a friend I work with when I explained that I was going to spend three weeks of my summer vacation at a seminary studying theology.

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Finding Light Through the Darkness

01. January 2012

Mosab Yousef, author of Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices, spoke to a group of Geneva College students, alumni and friends on Nov. 4 as part of Geneva’s Visiting Artist and Lecture Series.

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Claiming Every Inch of Uganda

01. January 2012

It was a surreal moment. I had already been standing in the crowd for half an hour, but suddenly the reality of what I was experiencing hit me.

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Brief Notes - Jan. 2012

01. January 2012

Brace, Maximus Constantine, Dec. 14, to Paul and Jennifer Brace. Joins brothers Titus, Shiloh, and Athanasius James and sisters Katie and Selah. (Hazleton, Pa., RPC)

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Bless the Lord for Salvation

01. January 2012

Psalm 103

There are many reasons to thank God for saving us, and it is our joy and duty to do so.

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Chinese Translation Group Announces the Appointment of New Executive Director

01. January 2012

Reformation Translation Fellowship (RTF), a committee of committed Christians publishing theological literature in China and funded by the RPCNA, announced the appointment of Arthur Thompson as its executive director.

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A Look at Public Worship

01. January 2012

Man has a built-in desire to worship something. Past history tells us the Egyptians believed there were many gods, such as the god of the Nile River, god of the sun and god of the animals.

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Church Planting by Veterans

01. January 2012

Church Planting by Veterans

Why three experienced pastors decided to help plant new churches

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Brief Notes, Jan. 2011

01. January 2012

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Around the Church

01. January 2012

News from Syracuse, N.Y., RPC

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Long History, Multicultural Ministry

01. January 2012

Long History, Multicultural Ministry

The Reformed Presbyterian Church of North Hills (RPCNH) entered its current community in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1963 when the former Central Pittsburgh RP Church constructed the present building.

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Installations and Ordination at Second (Indianapolis, Ind.) RPC

01. January 2012

Richard Blankenship and Dr. Jeffrey Platt were ordained and installed as ruling elders at Second (Indianapolis, Ind.) on the Lord’s Day, Dec. 11.

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In Memoriam: Margie Blackwood

01. January 2012

Margaret Elizabeth Graham Blackwood, 86, was called home to be with her beloved Lord Jesus Christ on Nov. 16, 2011. She was a Proverbs 31 wife to her husband, Roy Blackwood.

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