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The Psalms in Worship: A Series of Convention Papers Bearing Upon the Place of the Psalms in the Worship of the Church by John McNaugher. Reviewed by Joshua Hoekstra

The Psalms in Worship: A Series of Convention Papers Bearing Upon the Place of the Psalms in the Worship of the Church, Editor: John McNaugher, United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1907. Available as a Google eBook. [Reviewed by Joshua Hoekstra.] Have you ever wondered where your Psalter came from? Why…

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Islamophobia

Most of us are familiar with the charge of homophobia, that we Christians, allegedly, have an irrational fear of, hatred for, and intolerance toward homosexuals. We are labelled thus because we have the audacity to teach that homosexuality is sin. Much has been seen in recent years—bakers sued because they…

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The Psalter

Thank you for the special issue on the Psalter (April 1, 2014). I always appreciate the special issues, and this one was especially dear to my heart. I read with interest all the articles and benefited from them. I can imagine the editorial committee sitting down last summer and coming…

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Chapter Four Postmillennialism (30): The Disastrous Consequences of Postmillennialism (3) (concluded)

Previous article in this series: May 15, 2014, p. 373. Introduction The preceding article in this series demonstrated that postmillennialism is guilty of explaining the biblical signs of the end of all things as applicable only to the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70. The signs and their reference are…

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More on Ken Ham Debate

I appreciate the discussion between Brendan Looyenga and Rev. Spronk regarding our critique of evolutionary science (SB, July 2014). Dr. Looyenga argues: “the problem with atheistic science is not its failure at logic, but rather its failure to comport with the truths of Scripture.” I suggest the problem with atheistic…

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Revelation, Inspiration, and Infallibility (9): What the Bible Says about the Bible: The Testimony of the Psalms (1)

Previous article in this series: June 2014, p. 391. Introduction In marvelous ways God reveals Himself. First, He reveals Himself in the creation, for “[t]he heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork” (Ps. 19:1). Because of God’s revelation in the creation the psalmist exclaims in…

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Life in Jesus: A Memoir of Mary Winslow, edited by Octavius Winslow. Reviewed by: Debra Poortinga

Life in Jesus: A Memoir of Mary Winslow, edited by Octavius Winslow. Reformation Heritage Books, 2013, 554 pages. ISBN: 978-1-60178-290-8. [Reviewed by Debra Poortinga.] This book brings you into the spiritual life of Mary Winslow, who lived on this earth from 1774-1854. This book is a compilation of her written…

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The Strange Fire Conference

Charismaticism seems a world away from Reformed— especially Protestant Reformed—Christianity, yet there are an estimated 500 million Charismatics or Pentecostals in the world today. The Charismatic or Pentecostal movement (although we can distinguish between Charismaticism and Pentecostalism, I use the words interchangeably) is the fastest growing movement among Christians, especially…

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Teacher Training

One of the most significant covenant blessings given to the Protestant Reformed Churches is its Christian schools. God establishes His covenant not merely with believers, but also with their chosen seed. Believing parents are committed—by their own baptism vows—to instructing their children in such a way that their children know,…

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1834: Hendrik De Cock’s Return to the True Church, by Marvin Kamps. Reviewed by: David J. Engelsma

1834: Hendrik De Cock’s Return to the True Church, by Marvin Kamps. Jenison, MI: RFPA, 2014. Pp. xx + 490. $43.95 hard. [Reviewed by David J. Engelsma.] This is a book about a spiritual hero. One day, God will honor him before all humans, especially before his contemptible enemies—ostensibly colleagues…

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Chapter Four Postmillennialism (29): The Disastrous Consequences of Postmillennialism (2)

Previous article in this series: March 15, 2014, p. 272. Introduction The first disastrous, practical consequence of the postmillennial error, pointed out in the preceding article in this series, is the diminishing and then the loss of the one Christian hope: the bodily return of Jesus Christ to raise the…

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