New Associate Pastor ordained at Pompton Plains

On Friday, November 8, 2013, Roberto Rossi was ordained and installed as Associate Pastor at Pompton Plains Reformed Bible Church (PPRBC) in Pompton Plains, NJ. Rev. Rossi was born in New Haven, CT, but his family moved to the Chicago suburbs when he was very young. He grew up only ten minutes from Mid-America Reformed … Continue reading New Associate Pastor ordained at Pompton Plains

Seminary students from near and far

Some seminaries within the Reformed community welcomed students from overseas as well as from Canada and the United States to their campuses this fall. Mid-America First-year students at Mid-America Reformed Seminary represent every continent except Antarctica. Master of Divinity (M.Div.) students include Joshua Flinn from the RCNZ in New Zealand and Pete Van’t Hoff from … Continue reading Seminary students from near and far

A PY perspective

In coming issues, Christian Renewal hopes to share reflections from a few experienced ministers within the Reformed community. This first article features a man who’s no longer with us, Dr. Peter Y. De Jong, who was called home on August 28, 2005—two months to the day short of the 90th year on his earthly sojourn. … Continue reading A PY perspective

URCNA ministers’ and missions conferences at June’s end

Mid-America Reformed Seminary was the site for back-to-back URCNA conferences in June. The Ministers’ Conference ran from June 24-26 and the Missions Conference was held from June 26-28. This was the second Ministers’ Conference. The first conference two years ago grew from an idea at Synod London. “Three years ago at Synod London a plan … Continue reading URCNA ministers’ and missions conferences at June’s end

Chicago book signing

If you happen to be in the Chicago area next Monday, September 9, 2013, stop in between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. at Mid-America Reformed Seminary, where I'll be signing copies of my books: A Month of Sundays: 31 Meditations on Resting in God ($10), Little One Lost: Living with Early Infant Loss ($10), and Not My Own: … Continue reading Chicago book signing

One-year internship in Pella for Ecuadorian seminarian

While one-year internships are common in the OPC and one-year vicariates are standard practice in the RCNZ, such arrangements are rare in the URCNA. But Covenant Reformed Church (URCNA) in Pella, IA, is planning a one-year internship with Pablo Landázuri. Pablo, who is from Quito, Ecuador, anticipates graduating from Mid-America Reformed Seminary on May 16 … Continue reading One-year internship in Pella for Ecuadorian seminarian

Overlapping URCNA pastors/missions conferences

In a creative cooperative effort, organizers for two URCNA conferences have not only scheduled them subsequently at the same location, but they’re also overlapping them by making the final session of one the first session of the other. The two conferences will take place in June on the campus of Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer, … Continue reading Overlapping URCNA pastors/missions conferences

Mid-America Reformed Seminary

This has been a Messenger week. Regular readers know I write for Christian Renewal, but may not be aware that I also write for Mid-America Reformed Seminary, which is located south of Chicago in Dyer, IN. As Contributing Editor for the Seminary's newsletter, the Messenger, I usually write a few articles for each issue and … Continue reading Mid-America Reformed Seminary

Conference on Aesthetics at Mid-America

Each spring the students of Mid-America Reformed Seminary plan and organize a conference based on a topic of their choice. A committee, comprised of Steve Williamson, Nathan Tomlinson, and James Oord, planned the March 29, 1011, conference with Dr. Paul Munson speaking on “Aesthetics, the Study of Beauty.” Dr. Munson, a ruling elder of Rocky … Continue reading Conference on Aesthetics at Mid-America