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Marijuana and the Church

07. August 2017

Marijuana and the Church

Three pastors discuss the impact of marijuana’s legalization in Colorado

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Into the Wilderness and Back

24. May 2017

Into the Wilderness and Back

Three perspectives

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A Peg in His Holy Place

24. May 2017

A Peg in His Holy Place

At our best, we have a lot to be humble about

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Fifty Million Neighbors

08. March 2017

Fifty Million Neighbors

One teacher’s work in the Northeast’s public schools

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Working Another Type of Field

08. March 2017

Working Another Type of Field

From Tennessee to New England

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Rebuilding the Walls

08. March 2017

Rebuilding the Walls

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Scotland Reformed

25. January 2017

Scotland Reformed

As we join our fellow Protestants in commemorating the Reformation this year, we rightly look with them to Wittenberg and Geneva. But we also look to Edinburgh. The family of Reformed Presbyterian churches charts its descent from the Reformation in Scotland, where the story begins somewhat later than the rest of Europe. Although the light of the Reformation arrived there later, it would arguably shine there the brightest and the longest.

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John Calvin in Geneva

23. January 2017

John Calvin in Geneva

How the gospel changed a man and a city

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Luther and the Language of the Gospel

23. January 2017

Luther and the Language of the Gospel

It was Luther’s gift for language that helped purify Christian preaching, first for the churches of Europe, then for a great part fo the world, down to our time.

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Equipping People for a Changing World

23. November 2016

Equipping People for a Changing World

Interview with Geneva President Dr. Calvin Troup

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Fun to be Around

23. November 2016

Fun to be Around

Mrs. Amy Troup brings a Joyful Servant’s Heart to Geneva College

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Into Your Neighbor’s Universe

12. September 2016

Into Your Neighbor’s Universe

Building Understanding Through Worldview Evangelism

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A Purpose to It All

15. July 2016

A Purpose to It All

We were in love with Gabrielle before we met her, and she even asked us to adopt her; but she was afraid…

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A Familiar Name and Perfect Timing

15. July 2016

A Familiar Name and Perfect Timing

When I was planning to attend an adoption event, I was surprised to see a familiar name—Michelle Fulk—listed

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The Kingdom of Heaven in the Middle Kingdom

13. May 2016

The Kingdom of Heaven in the Middle Kingdom

I was challenged to develop a similar understanding of my own American context and to evangelize as boldly and vigorously at home as I saw

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I Was a Stranger

13. May 2016

I Was a Stranger

Remember that friendship is a two-way street. Be willing to let your international friends do something for you.

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Being Welcome Somewhere

13. May 2016

Being Welcome Somewhere

Sometimes you just have pizza, if worse comes to worst. People just like being entertained and feeling like, “I’m welcome somewhere.”

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A Sign to Open the Door

13. May 2016

A Sign to Open the Door

About seven years ago, John Russell proposed the idea of starting ESL classes at the church. Members of the congregation had no idea…

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Your Covenant and the New Covenant

02. March 2016

Your Covenant and the New Covenant

Church membership vows summarize what it means to be a Christian, telling you what Christians believe and

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The Church Community

02. March 2016

The Church Community

My relationship to my fellow church members is of huge importance. All of my interactions with them take on

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RPIC 2016 Conference Preview

04. January 2016

RPIC 2016 Conference Preview

You may be wondering what to expect this July when your minivan, maxi-van, micro-bus, or sedan drives

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The Value of International Conference

04. January 2016

The Value of International Conference

The conference is concentrated time of learning, personal application, and sharing. It is a blessing to be

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Testimonies to Conference Impact

04. January 2016

Testimonies to Conference Impact

Two stories of how RP International charged and changed lives

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Forbidden Meal

02. November 2015

Forbidden Meal

HONORABLE MENTION, poetry

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Abba

02. November 2015

Abba

HONORABLE MENTION, poetry

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A Sestina: My Dad’s Beard

02. November 2015

A Sestina: My Dad’s Beard

HONORABLE MENTION, poetry

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The Voyage of the Bumblebee

02. November 2015

The Voyage of the Bumblebee

THIRD PLACE (tie), creative writing

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The Doctor’s Daughter

02. November 2015

The Doctor’s Daughter

SECOND PLACE, creative writing

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Babel

02. November 2015

Babel

SECOND PLACE, poetry

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The Wind Continues

02. November 2015

The Wind Continues

THIRD PLACE, poetry

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The Christian Crutch

02. November 2015

The Christian Crutch

FIRST PLACE, creative writing

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Sermon Notes for Psalm 8

02. November 2015

Sermon Notes for Psalm 8

FIRST PLACE, poetry

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Nicole & the Dust Bunny

02. November 2015

Nicole & the Dust Bunny

THIRD PLACE (tie), creative writing

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The Galileo Myth

09. September 2015

The Galileo Myth

Stories that everyone knows often aren’t so

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Why Should the Work Cease?

06. March 2015

Why Should the Work Cease?

Lessons from Nehemiah on enduring persecution

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A Girl Born Facing Outside

06. March 2015

A Girl Born Facing Outside

The amazing Journey of Jeanette Li, an RP from China

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The Soul of the Plowboy

05. January 2015

The Soul of the Plowboy

A value and a place for the rural church

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Strengthening Rural Congregations

05. January 2015

Strengthening Rural Congregations

Six RP leaders offer insights for building the rural church

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Lessons in Rural Life

05. January 2015

Lessons in Rural Life

A more tangible neighborliness in ‘Sterling, America’

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Psalter Catechism: An Introduction to the Psalter

05. November 2014

Psalter Catechism: An Introduction to the Psalter

The following is the first section of a helpful Psalter Catechism written by Pastor Brad Johnston and under development by Crown & Covenant Publications. Like the Westminster Shorter Catechism, this is written simply enough to be understood by many children and yet contains valuable truths for adults, including those who did not grow up singing and using the Psalter. Enjoy this sneak-peak into a future publication!

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Our Emotions and the Psalms

05. November 2014

Our Emotions and the Psalms

The role of psalms in caring for one another

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My Journey into Psalm Singing

05. November 2014

My Journey into Psalm Singing

I knew the Psalms were in the Bible, but I didn’t know anybody sang them

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Arranging the Psalter in Your Head and Heart

05. November 2014

Arranging the Psalter in Your Head and Heart

A framework for the Psalter that will help your understanding

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Messiah the Prince Revisited

17. September 2014

Messiah the Prince Revisited

Excerpts from a modern-language version of the classic

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Not with a Whimper But a Bang

01. August 2014

Not with a Whimper But a Bang

Synod 2014 ends with some big decisions

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Large Survey Tracks Results of School Choice

01. March 2014

Large Survey Tracks Results of School Choice

Some of the best data thus far indicates that the more Christian the education, the better

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What is Christian Education?

01. March 2014

What is Christian Education?

Timeless principles from RP theologian J. G. Vos

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Education in Grace

01. March 2014

Education in Grace

An interview with a public school administrator

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Why You Need Confessions & Catechisms

01. February 2014

Why You Need Confessions & Catechisms

Mining the gold from our ‘secondary standards’

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Young Entrepreneurs Serve Bloomington

01. December 2013

Young Entrepreneurs Serve Bloomington

Crumble Coffee & Bakery in Bloomington, Indiana

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Romans

01. October 2013

Romans

Excerpts from the new edition of J. G. Vos’ classic book PLUS Getting to know J.G. Vos

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My Dashboard Experience

01. October 2013

My Dashboard Experience

Explorations in the theology of vocation

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Is Vocation Integral or Incidental?

01. October 2013

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Moral Failure and the Church (Part 11)

01. July 2013

Moral Failure and the Church (Part 11)

Forgiving the transgressor

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What Is a Healthy Church?

01. March 2013

What Is a Healthy Church?

The Apostle Paul provides food for thought

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God’s Call to Care for the Needy

01. March 2013

God’s Call to Care for the Needy

Hearing God’s call to congregations for mercy ministry

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Evangelism is a Team Effort

31. January 2013

Evangelism is a Team Effort

It takes a church to reach a community

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Promoting Evangelism in Your Church

31. January 2013

Promoting Evangelism in Your Church

Evangelism is likely to be neglected if the local church isn’t consistently equipping its members

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This Changes Everything

01. November 2012

This Changes Everything

Why the classic book Messiah the Prince, newly republished, has profound meaning in a world with rapidly changing standards

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A Pivotal Moment in History

01. November 2012

Foreword to the new edition of Messiah the Prince by pastor/author Michael LeFebvre

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An Excerpt from Messiah the Prince

01. November 2012

The Mediatorial Dominion over the Nations

CHAPTER VIII

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Unlikely Athlete Chases His Dreams

01. November 2012

Unlikely Athlete Chases His Dreams

Disability leads to physical, spiritual and vocational journey

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More Photos from RP International Conference 2012

28. September 2012

More Photos from RP International Conference 2012

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The First RP National Conference In 1926

28. September 2012

The First RP National Conference In 1926

Large RP conferences have changed a lot in 86 years—but not in every aspect

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Why I Am a Reformed Presbyterian

30. July 2012

Why I Am a Reformed Presbyterian

The response from four RP pastors: Brad Johnston, Noah Bailey, Joel Wood, John McFarland.

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The Realities of Death and Joy

01. June 2012

The Realities of Death and Joy

My purpose in writing this is to emphasize two tremendous realities that Beverly and I experienced because of our son’ s death: the reality of death and the attendant grief it brought to us, and the reality of joy that eventually superseded the first.

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The Train Wreck of My Conversion

01. June 2012

The Train Wreck of My Conversion

On Feb. 14, 1999, I started to go to the Syracuse Reformed Presbyterian Church—and not for research. Even though I felt like a freak in that church, I was drawn to keep going back.

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The Gospel & Sexual Orientation

01. June 2012

The Gospel & Sexual Orientation

The following article is an expanded version of what appeared in the print edition of the RP Witness. This expanded article includes the points of counsel and an annotated bibliography from the Synod report.

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Jesus Briefs the Eleven Before the Cross

09. April 2012

Jesus Briefs the Eleven Before the Cross

It is inevitable: Mentors and their trainees develop deep personal relationships. It was true for Jesus and His twelve. Nowhere in the Bible does this appear more clearly than when He met with them in the upper room just before His crucifixion.

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Dr. Steven Garber on vocation

02. April 2012

Dr. Steven Garber on why we need people in the entertainment industry with a biblical world view of vocation.

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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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What Does a Goal of Unity Mean?

01. December 2011

While NAPARC isn’t a household word, that group of 12 Reformed and Presby-terian denominations represents over a half million people. It continues to grow.

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Walking in All Seasons

01. November 2011

Walking in All Seasons

My life tends towards the sedentary. I work from home, I live in a small town, I have chronic fatigue, and it is easy to order anything I need online.

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Jesus’ Dedication and Leadership

01. November 2011

A call for total commitment

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The 13th Student

09. September 2011

The 13th Student

Learning discipleship from Jesus’ example to the Twelve

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Why RPs Should Pursue Social Justice

11. August 2011

Why RPs Should Pursue Social Justice

Why Reformed Presbyterians ought to set the example

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The Man Who Loves Politicians

01. July 2011

Taking seriously the mandate to pray for those in authority

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Singing Psalms Only

01. June 2011

The beautiful theology of singing in worship

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The Blessings of the Pacific Coast Presbytery in My Life

01. May 2011

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A Call to Canada (Part 2)

01. May 2011

Last month’s article explained the background of Ottawa RPC and gave an account of its first several years as a congregation.

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A Call to Canada (Part 1)

01. March 2011

A Call to Canada (Part 1)

Ottawa RPC celebrates its 30th anniversary

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The Proposed ARP Psalter

01. February 2011

Joint ARP/RPCNA project nears completion

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God’s Grace in My Life

16. December 2010

God’s Grace in My Life

The testimony of Waltraud Hedberg

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Even from My Youth

16. December 2010

Even from My Youth

Even from My Youth

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Behind the Headlines in 2010

16. December 2010

While some of the trends are encouraging, most are not

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Behind the Headlines in 2010

16. December 2010

While some of the trends are encouraging, most are not

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Having a Heavenly Congregational Meeting

01. November 2010

How much do we want God’s will in our business meetings?

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Learning the Community Outreach Lifestyle

01. November 2010

An urban congregation sees God stretch its few resources to help change a neighborhood

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What Is Preaching?

01. September 2010

An excerpt from Prof. Dennis Prutow’s new book

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RPCNA’s First Congregation in Georgia

01. August 2010

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Ripe Fields and Endless Work

01. August 2010

A Reformed Presbyterian doctor brings healing to survivors in Haiti

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‘The First RP Minister’

01. July 2010

New historical marker will commemorate a pioneer RP pastor and an historic first communion

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Gone Fishing, Intentionally

01. June 2010

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What is Peacemaker Ministries?

01. May 2010

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Peacemaking in the RPCNA

01. May 2010

An RP attorney shares lessons learned from 10 years of conflict resolution in the RPCNA and other churches

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Planning for Revitalization

01. April 2010

Using scriptural examples, set a plan of action for your church

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Hiking Amidst Bible Sites

01. April 2010

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