Vol 86 Issue 04

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Anonymous Mail

I just wanted to write a quick e-mail re your comments re anonymous letters (October 1, 2009, p. 7). I must say that this is sound advice, and one that, by His grace, I will be putting into practice. I do have one item for thought—there is a form of anonymity today that is very easy in which to participate: usernames. Today, through facebook, twitter, xanga, and a host of seemingly endless avenues of comment, many today participate in routine anonymous commentary, all the while never using their real names, only their username. Many build up quite the on-line persona....

Calvin as Model for Reformed Ministers Today (2)

Previous this series: November 1, 2009, p. 53. In this anniversary year of John Calvin’s birth, we hold forth the man of God as an example for our pastors. Pray for your minister, that he may offer his life to God’s church as Calvin did. Few have the gifts and capacity of Calvin (although may God give us men of great gifts and ability!). But all can be useful in their place. Last time I showed that Calvin 1) was personally upright, 2) suffered willingly and patiently, 3) was a wise and sympathetic pastor, and 4) was devoted to the...