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Christ Reformed Church in Washington, DC, celebrated its status as an organized church in a special service scheduled for 7:00 pm on January 21, 2016. Dr. Brian Lee explains, “We did decide to schedule the service on a Thursday night to allow folks who wanted to attend the time to travel. It turns out … Continue reading URC in DC now ‘organized’ church
The Board of Trustees of Mid-America Reformed Seminary recently announced the appointment of Rev. Andrew Compton as Assistant Professor of Theology to teach Old Testament courses, beginning June 1, 2016. Dr. Cornelis P. Venema, President of Mid-America, says, “Andrew was judged to have the combination of pastoral experience and academic excellence in Old Testament … Continue reading Mid-America announces new appointment
Three pastors, all graduates of Mid-America Reformed Seminary, are bidding farewell to their initial congregations and taking up the ministerial mantle in second charges. Rev. Nick Alons (2006) has moved from the United Reformed Church of Prince Edward Island (PEI) to Lynwood URC in Lansing, IL. Rev. Steve Swets (2007) is moving from Immanuel Covenant Reformed … Continue reading URC Pastors taking up new church families
When you’re submitting a manuscript to publishing professionals, you want to avoid written work that screams, “Amateur!” While editors may be able to plow past glaring errors and see the potential of your epic story, why create roadblocks? You may think your manuscript looks fine, but someone in the industry can spot amateur mistakes at a glance. Formatting is the foundation … Continue reading 5 Basic formatting mistakes
The stately building of First United Reformed Church sits on a tree-lined corner of Oak Lawn, Illinois. The historic building reflects a lengthy history of Christian worship, and the congregation celebrated its 100th anniversary on September 13, 2015. About 250 people attended that day’s morning service, 180 enjoyed a fellowship lunch, and 200 participated … Continue reading First URC of Oak Lawn: 100 years and counting
Protestants traditionally demonstrate an active work ethic, but many—perhaps particularly within Dutch Reformed circles—have more difficulty viewing leisure appropriately. At the annual fall conference of Covenant Reformed Church in Pella, IA, Leland Ryken, long-time professor and prolific author, guided attendees in developing a biblical view of vocation, work, and leisure. He addressed each of … Continue reading Thinking Christianly about vocation, work, and leisure
The 2015-2016 academic year for Providence Christian College in Pasadena, CA, began with an exciting start. The school welcomed the largest class in its history and celebrated a decade of existence. Fall of 2015 marked Providence’s third consecutive year of increased enrollment for freshmen. This year’s incoming class was up 71 percent from last year, … Continue reading Providence at 10
Can you imagine a church of over five hundred members holding a prayer meeting, and only two people showing up? Maybe everything is going well in this church. Nobody is ill or mourning the loss of a loved one. Everyone agrees on everything. No one outside the church is attacking it, and all hearts are … Continue reading The Prayer Meeting
New Covenant United Reformed Church in Twin Falls, ID, hosted the October 20-21, 2015, meeting of the URCNA’s Classis Pacific Northwest. The candidacy exam of Mr. Benjamin Davenport was the primary matter on the agenda. Examiners and sessions consisted of Rev. Russell Herman (Practica), Rev. Jonathan Van Hoogen (Bible Knowledge), Rev. Nick Smith (Biblical … Continue reading URCNA Classis Pacific NW declares candidate
Kevin DeYoung, a well-known speaker and popular author, will teach for Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) while remaining Senior Pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, MI. On October 26, 2015, RTS announced the appointment of DeYoung as chancellor’s professor of systematic and historical theology, beginning January 1, 2016. The position will allow the … Continue reading Writer, speaker, preacher now seminary professor