Hostility to Unplanned helps get its message out
Unplanned tells the true story of how Abby Johnson, a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director, changed her mind and nowRead more.
F.R.E.E.D. – an acronym to help us defend and use our religious freedom
If you’re pro-life, you know the value of a good acronym. For years S.L.E.D. has helped us remember there areRead more.
Patricia Polacco gets woke
In my idyllic and very Christian small town I keep forgetting that even here there’s a spiritual war going on.Read more.
FREE FILM: How to Answer the Fool
85 min / 2013 RATING 8/10 Some Christians will try to provide atheists with reasons for why they should believeRead more.
Little white lies and why we tell them
Your wife discovers some flowers in the kitchen and thanks you with a hug and a big kiss for “suchRead more.
Saturday Selections – May 11, 2019
The world is rated R (50 minutes) It is a parental impulse to shelter our children. But is our endRead more.
The foundation of Human Rights? God’s prohibitions
Human rights. A noble phrase, to be sure. But in a godless world, there are no rights, because a humanRead more.
Five fantastic and free documentaries
The Fool – the true “banana man” story (1 hour) This is the true story of how evangelist Ray ComfortRead more.
2 to help us understand the Muslim holy book
WHAT EVERY CHRISTIAN NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE QUR’AN by James R. White 311 pages / 2013 More than ever,Read more.
#4: the forgotten commandment?
In Celebrating the Sabbath pastor Bruce Ray warns that there are two ways to fall off the horse when itRead more.
Saturday Selections – May 4, 2019
The 16 most amazing nests built by birds The amazing tailorbird crafts camouflage for its nest by using grass orRead more.
SI’s swimsuit edition: from barely-there to burkinis
The annual Sports Illustrated (SI) swimsuit edition is best known for the next-to-nothing that models wear. So why would this year’sRead more.
Tidbits – May 2019
The world’s love hurts In a presentation by Jonathon Van Maren on euthanasia and assisted suicide the pro-life apologist repeatedlyRead more.
Gosnell: the trial of America’s biggest serial killer
Drama 2018 / 93 minutes RATING: 8/10 “Are you going to be the first prosecutor in American history to chargeRead more.
Donald Trump, the pro-life rabble-rouser?
In April the president of the United States made headlines for a movie he didn’t watch, and didn’t comment on.Read more.
Saturday Selections – April 27, 2019
Real men exercise David Murray’s Christian Man Academy offers men, young and old, straightforward advice on what it means to beRead more.
Talking to your neighbor about Islam
Islam spawns violent terrorism, and yet lots of Muslims aren’t violent. So how does that make sense? And if weRead more.
Rahab the whore…mother of Christ
“…the LORD your God is He who is God in heaven above and on earth beneath…” – Joshua 2:11 ***** InRead more.
On the proper role of Government (and the footnoted Belgic Confession article 36)
A review of P.J. Hoedemaker’s Article 36 of the Belgic Confession Vindicated Against Dr. Abraham Kuyper ***** Anyone who has everRead more.
Remembering the head nurse and other people
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I consider the work of Your hands. (Ps.Read more.
Rome’s Catacombs art was created to encourage fellow Christians
Imagine a vast, underground series of zigzagging passageways covering an area several miles in length, 590 acres in size. PonderRead more.
Saturday Selections – April 20, 2019
Preferred pronouns or jail? This is American but has ready application for most other Western nations. Raising motivated kids (20 minutes)Read more.
Charles Darwin’s grave mistake
One hundred and thirty-seven years ago, on April 19, 1882, a seventy-three-year-old man died at home in his bed. HeRead more.
Mar/Apr 2019 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: Are we “blessed” or “privileged”? / Maintaining the motivation of officebearers / On tidying up with Marie KondoRead more.
Come now, let us reason together
They say that the optimist sees the glass half full, the pessimist sees the glass half empty, and that theRead more.
Devilish correspondence: Lord Foulgrin’s and Screwtape’s letters
Some 75 years ago, as C. S. Lewis reports it, he intercepted correspondence between two devils, the one a seniorRead more.
The subterranean origins of certain Equality and Justice doctrines
A Page From Hell’s Playbook **** If I were the devil – which some of you may believe after readingRead more.
The Giver (the graphic novel adaptation)
by Lois Lowry adapted and illustrated by P. Craig Russell 2019 / 176 pages It’s a hundred or so yearsRead more.
Saturday Selections – April 13, 2019
Is it a sin to be angry with God? (2 min) R.C. Sproul gives a clear answer to this question.Read more.
Singleness: on being active and included in the body of Christ
Singleness. I often think there should be some kind of thunderclap after that word. This word and what it entailsRead more.
Kids and alcohol: parents are more influential than they may know!
Your teen is at a party with some of the “coolest” young people he knows. He’s encouraged to have aRead more.
Why haven’t we heard from ET?
Some 70 years ago physicist Enrico Fermi looked up at the stars and wondered where everyone was at. With billionsRead more.
The ordinary is extraordinary: Dr. Gordon Wilson at Creation Weekend 2018
During the Creation Science Association of Alberta’s Creation Weekend 2018, Dr. Gordon Wilson was the feature speaker, giving three lectures.Read more.
Saturday Selections – April 6, 2019
5 ways dads can encourage our daughters This isn’t all that long but it’s worth reading through slowly and consideringRead more.
J.I. PACKER – Another person we should know better
James Innell Packer is a rather well-known author in Reformed circles. In fact, many people assume that Packer himself mustRead more.
Male rapper “breaks” women’s weightlifting record
For a world increasingly confused about gender, February was an illuminating month with not one, but two well-publicized examples ofRead more.
Career over kids: South Korean women aren’t having babies
A new report has South Korea population beginning to decline in just ten years’ time. Statistics Korea reported in lateRead more.
Tidbits – April 2019
Strong men can laugh “Moderate strength is shown in violence, supreme strength is shown in levity.” – G.K. Chesterton AnRead more.
Bad news for PP is good news for unborn babies!
If something makes Planned Parenthood sad, then it’s likely there’s something for the unborn and their advocates to celebrate. ThatRead more.
Saturday Selections – Mar. 30, 2019
Marijuana increases the risk of psychosis Marijuana is often presented as a near harmless indulgence. But a recent study findsRead more.
Are you “blessed” or “privileged”?
They might seem close synonyms but the Devil is in the details **** A couple of years back a viralRead more.
Atheists can’t explain evil
Given an atheistic or even an agnostic starting point, how can someone be outraged by evil? Without God, being outragedRead more.
The destiny hermeneutic
We confuse ourselves focusing only on the here and now **** What in the world is a hermeneutic? You mightRead more.
Even the world should agree…Christians activism is good for democracy
Many among the Left, and even some on the right would like Christians to just stay out of politics. TheseRead more.
BOOK REVIEW: The Genesis Account: A theological, historical, and scientific commentary on Genesis 1-11
by Jonathan Sarfati 786 pages / 2015 Outside of sermon preparation, it is not often that I read a commentaryRead more.
Saturday Selections – March 23, 2019
#1 reason & #2 reason you shouldn’t worry about global warming In reason #1, Del Tackett and Dr. Larry VardimanRead more.
Bruce Jenner & Micklewhite: Adult problems lurk amongst the picture books
It was a beautiful day. The temperature had soared to eighty degrees plus and one of our daughters and fourRead more.
The Christian job description
When I was a young seminary student, I had to read an extensive commentary by a Dutch theologian. I hadRead more.
3 provocative, powerful, PG-rated, dystopian novels
The best dystopian books warn us of an undesirable future that seems far too likely for our peace of mind.Read more.
A careful look at the issue of birth control
Children: a calling and a blessing **** God calls the Reformed husband and wife to bear children. Just as marriageRead more.
Do what the guru says? Public schools are spiritual too.
If I’ve ever wondered why we spend so much effort on our Christian education, it’s become clearer recently, since I’veRead more.
Saturday Selections – March 16, 2019
Turning pro-choicers into pro-lifers in seconds? (2 min) Ray Comfort has another 30-minute pro-life film, coming out on May 9.Read more.
Book Review: The Man in the Dark
by Douglas Wilson 258 pages / 2019 Some books only merit a quick read, others should be slowly savored, andRead more.
Drama / Family 97 minutes / 2014 RATING: 8/10 My brother Jeff wrote a review of the book this filmRead more.
God gives rest: On the 4th Commandment
Years ago I blew my first shot at university. I goofed off, got lousy grades, and ending up with aRead more.
How important is “nothing”?
My Grandmother found me in the pantry of her house and demanded, “What are you doing?” My quick response wasRead more.
Saturday Selections – March 9, 2019
How a bird is built (5 minutes) The creation of a bird is “an elaborate dance, it’s like a balletRead more.
Reformed Harmony: a new tool promotes friendship…and sometimes marriage
“We’ll love you until somebody else does.” This light-hearted, rather amusing slogan belongs to the Facebook phenomenon known as ReformedRead more.
10 questions to discuss when “interviewing” someone for marriage
These 10 questions were crafted for Reformed Harmony by Taylor DeSoto, with the hope that they could provide guidance forRead more.
Ready Christian answers to life’s deepest questions
There’s no end of mysteries to explore in this weird, wacky, and wonderful universe. How is it that light canRead more.
Real progress: Canada is warming up to an abortion law
In October of 2011, Reformed Perspective published an article I wrote called “Saving some is not a compromise – the case forRead more.
Tidbits – March 2019
Chesterton on whether love is blind The world tells us that we shouldn’t try to change those we love, thatRead more.
Saturday Selections – Mar. 2, 2019
The Kara Tippets documentary is coming soon When an regular Christian mom was diagnosised with terminal cancer, she decided toRead more.
The JFK assassination and apologetics: the facts don’t speak for themselves
Movie director, Oliver Stone, unleashed a Pandora’s Box at the box-office in 1991 with the release of his controversial film, JFK.Read more.
Maintaining the motivation of elders and deacons
The following is a rough transcript of Rev. Moesker’s 45-minute presentation above. **** I’ve been asked to speak here andRead more.
Why is dystopian fiction worth reading?
In dystopian fiction we get a glimpse at some sort of looming, foreboding future: maybe it’s humans devolving into separateRead more.
We must teach our children to be Kingdom heirs—not just laborers in the marketplace **** “Who are you?” a universityRead more.
Saturday Selections – Feb. 23, 2019
Doing Jordan Peterson one better Jordan Peterson has inspired many a young man struggling with aimlessness. But Peterson isn’tRead more.
Why so much Rap is Reformed
Evangelist Ray Comfort once said of Rap, “I love hearing it…end.” He’s not alone. Many Christians don’t think much ofRead more.
Teaching boys to fight
Boys today are no longer expected to become warriors as a rite of passage to manhood. And that’s a goodRead more.
On tidying up with and without Marie Kondo
Marie Kondo has been famous in Japan for almost a decade, but only gained fame in North America in 2014Read more.
Do we “like” sin?
Welcome to the Information Age. With apps like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, we now have a window into the livesRead more.
Jan/Feb 2019 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: Teaching our boys to fight / Smartphone contract for our kids / “Interview” with Francis Schaeffer / $33Read more.
Saturday Selections – Feb. 16, 2019
The Top 10 Scientific Problems with Biological and Chemical Evolution (20-minute read) This is a long but fascinating introduction toRead more.
The ethical issue of transsexuality
Editor’s note: though this article is 20 years old, it is just as relevant today as when it was firstRead more.
The good lie? Calvin vs. Luther
During World War II, when my dad was just three, the Nazis came to his house looking for my grandfather.Read more.
The Bible and Alcoholics Anonymous
The following is a transcript of a Feb. 21, 2016 Truth in Love podcast produced by the Association of Certified BiblicalRead more.
MOVIE REVIEW: Irreplaceable – What is family?
Documentary 104 min / 2015 RATING: 8/10 Everyone knows something is wrong with the family these days. But what? ForRead more.
Tidbits – February 2019
Satire, impactful satire Turnabout is fair play Rebutting a secular argument can be as simple as applying its logic moreRead more.
Saturday Selections – Feb. 9, 2019
Unplanned trailer This one looks interesting: Unplanned is the true story how Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson ended up defendingRead more.
An interview (of sorts) with “Gay Girl, Good God” author Jackie Hill Perry
Jackie Hill Perry is an American poet and recording artist on the Humble Beast label. Married to Preston, she isRead more.
Why men are superior to women – a pro-life analogy
What follows is the text of a brochure that was delivered to more than 20,000 houses in Edmonton, Alberta duringRead more.
Shooting at the Stars: The Christmas Truce of 1914
by John Hendrix 40 pages / 2014 I was raised with stories of the Dutch Resistance and the Canadian liberatorsRead more.
The Queen on our coins testifies to Canada’s Christian roots
If you look at the back of any Canadian coin you will see an image of Queen Elizabeth II. SomeoneRead more.
Saturday Selections – Feb. 2, 2019
New government regulations shut down church program feeding the homeless Everyone understands that because government laws impact thousands and even millions,Read more.
…but I have a couch
Rosaria Butterfield’s The Gospel Comes With A House Key came highly recommended, and after reading it I understand why. RosariaRead more.
The leading cause of death in the world
The leading cause of death in 2018 was not heart disease or stroke or AIDS or cancer or traffic accidents.Read more.
God made Me and You: Celebrating God’s design for ethnic diversity
by Shai Linne illustrated by Trish Mahoney 32 pages / 2018 Reformed rapper Shai Linne has written a children’s bookRead more.
The $33/hr minimum wage?
As of January 1, the minimum wage in New York City was boosted to $15 an hour, a more thanRead more.
Saturday Selections – Jan. 26, 2019
For C.S. Lewis geeks only A new introduction to The Screwtape Letters has been found, and it turns out this manuscript didn’t firstRead more.
Abortionist: “God performs way more abortions than I do…”
In a Dec. 29 tweet abortionist Leah Torres went viral by claiming: “God performs way more abortions than I do…”Read more.
26 richest people own as much as the world’s poorest 3.75 billion
The 26 richest people on the planet hold as much wealth as the poorest 50% of the world’s population. SoRead more.
Based on a true story
“Um, excuse me?” I am kneeling next to a newly planted row of tomato starts and pulling weeds when IRead more.
3 picture books that tackle anxiety, anger, and failure
Children get anxious. And angry. And they can get frustrated when they fail. As adults, we often struggle with theseRead more.
Saturday Selections – January 19
Defending the unborn can be as simple as asking the other side to explain themselves Marie Kondo and her “life-changingRead more.
A smartphone contract for our kids
The ““Lights at Stewart’s Place” Facebook page is normally about the Stewart family’s incredible Christmas light display. This past DecemberRead more.
Anger is not your friend
Anger: sometimes it just feels right. Anger is happy to assume its place as your advocate, your defense against unfairRead more.
Proverbs 18:17: the antidote to Fake News
In the era of, not so much fake, but exaggerated, partisan, and selectively reported news, how can we discern theRead more.
Who do you want to know better?
In a holiday ad (for Spanish speakers) the furniture giant IKEA gathered several families, seating each clan around a largeRead more.
Saturday Selections – Jan. 12, 2019
Parents, should we pay our children to do their chores and homework? This isn’t a specifically Christian article, but itRead more.
Calvin’s Magnum Opus: a review of “Institutes of the Christian Religion”
A “magnum opus” is an author’s greatest work. When it comes to John Calvin his Institutes of the Christian Religion is oneRead more.
Calvin’s Institutes: Which edition should you read?
John Calvin published five different Latin editions of his Institutes, expanding on it with each new edition. The 1536 editionRead more.
Jonathan Edwards: The pastor who packed them in the pews while preaching the wrath of God
Much like today, during the early colonial years in America, preachers rarely spoke about the wrath of God – thisRead more.
Tidbits – January 2019
Why did the _____ cross the road? One of the wonderful things about children is that they are a newRead more.
BOOK REVIEW: Dance at Grandpa’s
by Laura Ingalls Wilder illustrated by Renée Graef 33 pages / 1994 I’d expect most everyone has heard of LauraRead more.
Saturday Selections – Jan. 5, 2019
Is our galaxy in the center of many others? This is a tentative finding that the Institute for Creation ResearchRead more.
Most overlooked articles of 2018
We’ve previously shared a Top-10 list of RP’s most popular posts of 2018. While every article on that list was fantastic,Read more.
Thoughts on Deepak Reju’s “She’s got the wrong guy”
Sometimes a pointed comment sticks with you for years. A decade back, a dad of two unmarried mid-twenties daughters exclaimedRead more.
A passage from “The Hiding Place” I can’t manage to read out loud…
Corrie Ten Boom’s autobiographical The Hiding Place is best known for its account of her war time experiences. But one of theRead more.
Macarius: great works vs. grace
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the giftRead more.
Parents: Understand that much depends on you
In this modernized excerpt, from his book “Duties for Parents” J.C. Ryle points to the enormous role God has givenRead more.
Saturday Selections – Dec. 29, 2018
Mutations show devolution, not evolution (3 min) Beneficial mutations do happen, but they happen via a loss of information. And such information-losingRead more.
A call for Christian journalists: an interview (of sorts) with Marvin Olasky
Marvin Olasky has been many things – the Editor-in-Chief of World magazine, a journalism professor, the author of more thanRead more.
Being a witness: an interview (of sorts) with Francis Schaeffer
Francis Schaeffer (1912-1984) has long since been retired from his earthly duties, but the Presbyterian pastor, philosopher, and apologist wasRead more.
Pieter Jongeling (1909-1985): husband, father, Nazi-fighter, prisoner, Member of Parliament, children’s author…and Reformed journalist
When one writes about Reformed journalism one inevitably thinks about the sort of journalism that for so many years publishedRead more.
J.C. Ryle on teaching our children to pray
In his book “Duties for Parents,” J.C. Ryle encourages parents to take seriously the admonishment in Proverbs 22:6 to “TrainRead more.
Saturday Selections – Dec. 22, 2018
Young love: what are you waiting for? When we get married isn’t always under our control. But there is aRead more.
RP’s 2018 in review…and plans for the future
To see what Reformed Perspective has been up to, and hear about our plans for the future, check out ourRead more.
Miss Universe pageant decides gender is only skin deep
The annual Miss Universe beauty contest was held this past Sunday, and while the winner was Miss Philippines, most ofRead more.
Top 10 articles of 2018
The top ten posts of 2018 show that Reformed folk have had wide-ranging interests this past year… #10. Movie Review:Read more.
Song of Songs (A Christine Farenhorst Christmas story)
Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? SurelyRead more.
Saturday Selections – December 15, 2018
Merry Christmas from the moon On Dec. 24, 1968, three American astronauts, orbiting the moon for the first time ever,Read more.
Genetically-engineered babies have now been born
Human experimentation has been happening around the world for the past four decades, with research scientists actively carrying out experimentsRead more.
Nov/Dec 2018 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: World War II through the eyes of a child / Parenting our parents / Reagan’s challenge to hisRead more.
When should we unwrap presents?
Should we open our presents on Christmas Day? No one asked this question during the panel discussion at the 2016Read more.
Santa Claus at Nicea
As we continue to celebrate Advent, we need to deal with a competing story. But it would probably be moreRead more.
BOOK REVIEW: Beating the college debt trap
Getting a degree without going broke by Alex Chediak 212 pages / 2015 In Canada, the average student debt amongRead more.
Saturday Selections – December 8, 2018
Christian professor pressured to call male student by female pronouns The professor agreed to avoid using pronouns altogether and just useRead more.
i am n
Inspiring Stories of Christians Facing Islamic Extremists by the Voice of the Martyrs 293 pages / 2016 The “n” inRead more.
Beyond Monopoly – They’ve taken the bored out of board games
When it comes to traditional board games the joke about bored games holds a certain amount of truth. Everyone knowsRead more.
MOVIE REVIEWS: 3 must-see Christian films
TORTURED FOR CHRIST Historical drama 77 minutes / 2018 RATING: 8/10 Tortured for Christ is a must-see film about Richard Wurmbrand’sRead more.
What’s in a name? Payless prank had people paying $600 for their shoes
Payless sells their shoes for as low as $20. So why were people paying $200, $400, and even $600 for theirRead more.
Saturday Selections – Dec. 1, 2018
The lowly dandelion is way cooler than we knew Scientists have discovered that dandelions use a never-before-discovered means of flight.Read more.
Backing away from Big Brother: government overreach doesn’t just happen in China
Who should get to decide what information you see? And who would you trust with your own personal information? OnRead more.
Tidbits – December 2018
Feminism’s two errors “ the heresy that women and men are not fundamentally different and that women ought to beRead more.
Wax on, wax off: the world’s increasingly shaky understanding of tolerance
A man who says he is a woman is using the BC Human Rights Tribunal to make life difficult forRead more.
Whom Do You Serve? Sphere Sovereignty and the need for limits on power
Children are often told to obey many different folks. Listen to your mom and dad. Listen to the policeman. ListenRead more.
When we have to parent our parents: help and hope for caregivers
Paul pulled the car into the driveway. “Okay, Dad, now stay there and I’ll come around and help you out ofRead more.
I was recently confronted with the disturbing statistic that evidences the ultimate case of gender inequality: the life expectancy ofRead more.
MOVIE REVIEW: I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye
77 minutes / 2018 RATING: 8/10 Twenty-one years ago the then 21-year-old Joshua Harris struck a nerve with his book IRead more.
BOOK REVIEWS: Two on depression and joy
SPURGEON’S SORROWS: Realistic hope for those who suffer from depression by Zack Eswine 144 pages / 2014 Drawing on overRead more.
Our modern Underground Railroad: a case for foster care
Nestled in the sagging seat of her dad’s gigantic green recliner sits a freckled faced 12-year-old girl, with a bookRead more.
Criticizing like a Christian
“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do” – Dale Carnegie ***** In his bestseller HowRead more.
Saturday Selections – Nov. 17, 2018
Canadian doctors get ready for child euthanasia Doctors and bioethicists associated with the children’s hospital in Toronto are pushing to beRead more.
Is gambling wrong? And if so, what about buying stocks?
Some Christians won’t invest in the stock market because they believe that investing in stocks is really no different thanRead more.
The Golden Rule: the biblical response to self-pity
Sin is devastating. An eight-year-old tries to be kind to his older sister. She responds with, “That was stupid!” Michael is crushed.Read more.
Living out Lord’s Day 1: a Cuban story
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harmRead more.
The waiting room was full. I pulled a number – 135. I just knew it would be a long wait.Read more.
War through the eyes of a child: Alice Kuik shares her memories of World War II
“The horror and sacrifices of those who endured a war must be recorded and remembered. If we fail to doRead more.
5 books to help us never forget
Next week will mark Remembrance Day, and to help us remember these men and women – many in uniform, and alsoRead more.
Sgt. Stubby: an unlikely hero
Animated / Family 2018 / 84 minutes Rating: 8/10 I read a review by a parent who arrived at theRead more.
Why we remember
My grandfather was active in the Dutch resistance movement against Nazism and you can read more about him in myRead more.
BAPTISM DEBATE: Credo vs. Paedo
On Sept. 27 two Reformed pastors debated “SHOULD WE BAPTIZE INFANTS AS WELL AS ADULTS?” The edited version of thisRead more.
Prayer and comfort in Sachsenhausen
This is the story of my paternal grandfather’s last year on earth. He was a man of unwavering faith despiteRead more.
Saturday Selections – Nov. 3, 2018
Do you read the Bible literally? Stand to Reason‘s Greg Koukl on how reading the Bible literally isn’t the sameRead more.
5 free for Friday
Free book – John Piper’s Think We sometimes pit thinking vs. feeling but as Pastor Piper shows, knowing God better leadsRead more.
Tidbits – November 2018
Lame Dutch joke of the month A Canadian and a Dutchman were out riding horses. Canadian: “We’ve got quite theRead more.
27-year-old man becomes first Transage winner in World Under-10s Cross Country Championship
Warning: this piece may contain traces of satire. **** A 27-year-old man from Great Britain, who identifies as an 8-year-oldRead more.
The Reformation comes to Strasbourg
This past year we celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and with the focus on Luther, but also otherRead more.
Charles Spurgeon with some advice for the Internet age
Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) died a century before Mankind mastered the ability to pass along unverified news stories and unfounded rumorsRead more.
Saturday Selections – Oct. 27, 2018
Should prostitution be legal? An important one to watch….but not with the kids around What happy teens do By oneRead more.
Scottish minister charges police with hate for their hate crime campaign
The Scottish government and Scottish police have joined together under the banner “One Scotland” to campaign against hate crimes usingRead more.
BOOK REVIEW: The Hiding Place
by Corrie Ten Boom 1971 / 225 pages This was such an encouraging story, and in so many ways. IfRead more.
They shoot horses, don’t they?
If the stress of euthanizing animals drives some vets to suicide, what will happen to euthanasia doctors? **** Every year,Read more.
Reagan’s challenge to his dying atheist father-in-law
Earlier this year a note was discovered in Nancy Reagan’s personal effects – dated August 7, 1982 – written by RonaldRead more.
Saturday Selections – Oct. 20, 2018
How our sun and atmosphere show evidence of being Intelligently-designed (3 minutes) A different take on pro-abortion bully Jordan Hunter WhenRead more.
Sept/Oct 2018 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: C.S. Lewis on real happiness / A most important question: What is Man? / How bad is theRead more.
Christ’s Psalms, Our Psalms
edited by Rev. Peter H. Holtvluwer 383 pages / 2018 The Psalms are a rich treasure for God’s people: soRead more.
Is recreational marijuana sinful?
God says we should honor the governing authorities (Romans 13:1-6) in as far as they don’t require us to violateRead more.
Woman identifies as a man who identifies as a dog
Any journalist knows there’s nothing newsworthy about a dog biting a man, but when a man bites a dog thenRead more.
Saturday Selections – October 13, 2018
Conservative group confronts students with a smile and a $100 bill Campus Reform offered college students $100 to name justRead more.
Ninja’s take on the “Billy Graham rule”
Tyler Blevins is known around the globe as “Ninja,” an online gamer making $500,000 a month by streaming his gameRead more.
A secular defense of the Sabbath, and how it falls short
Fast Company is a secular business magazine, as likely to pass on presentation tips from industry leaders as it isRead more.
6 Duties of Parents
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart fromRead more.
MOVIE REVIEW: Swallows and Amazons
Drama / Family 2016 / 96 minutes RATING: 7/10 I remember my older brother reading Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons to meRead more.
Saturday Selections – October 6, 2018
Alberta’s NDP says Christian school cannot state that God’s authority supersedes human authority If the idea that a Canadian provincialRead more.
Choosing Evolution: Bad reasons for a big departure
How I Changed My Mind About Evolution is a recent book featuring 25 evangelical theologians and scientists, each taking a chapterRead more.
The limits of the “two-books” metaphor
There is an idea, common among Christians, that God has revealed Himself to us via “two books”: Scripture and theRead more.
GOODBYE HOLLAND: The destruction of Dutch Jewry
Documentary 90 minutes / 2004 RATING: 8/10 I grew up reading Piet Prins’ Scout books and Anne DeVries’ Journey ThroughRead more.
Tidbits – October 2018
How to be a revolutionary When a Christian conference is titled “How to enrage the culture” you might think itRead more.
Saturday Selections – September 29, 2018
My big flaw: I am an impatient parent Being on time is a virtue. Taking it out on your kidsRead more.
Eve: the mother of all living
“…she said: ‘God has appointed for me another child…’” – Genesis 4:25 How sad the reflections. Hunched down in frontRead more.
Should we baptize infants? Resources that make the case
On the evening of Sept. 27, 2018, two Reformed pastors debated “Should we baptize infants as well as adults?” (ARead more.
BOOK REVIEW: Ed Welch’s “Blame it on the Brain?”
Blame it on the Brain?: Distinguishing chemical imbalances, brain disorders, and disobedience by Edward T. Welch 1998, 208 pages A boyRead more.
C.S. Lewis on real happiness and real Christianity
So who does not want to be happy? We all do, but wanting something is not the same as findingRead more.
Saturday Selections – September 22, 2018
The myth of the ongoing papacy “If we believe the popular myth, we might think that there has been anRead more.
Stepping into the story: Hamlet with a happy ending?
It all starts with an invitation from the Grade Twelve English teacher, Tom Van Swift, to come and enjoy theRead more.
A history of Healthcare…and why Christians have done it different
Within a short time span hospitals and medical care have greatly changed. In fact, today a man of seventy canRead more.
What makes a salesman good?
I didn’t know too many salesmen while I was growing up, so my perception of them was shaped in largeRead more.
What if selling could be a beautiful thing?
“I hate sales.” That phrase came up again and again while I was working with a group of Christian not-for-profitRead more.
Saturday Selections – September 15, 2018
Mark Schultz on standing with, and praising God for, those who are devastated by grief In the first of theseRead more.
“Homemaking is the ultimate career” – C.S. Lewis (sort of)
There are some quotes so good you desperately wish they were real. This one below, often attributed to C.S. Lewis,Read more.
Our dangerous diet of clips, tweets, memes, and headlines
We live in a 200-word blog post /140-character tweet /30-second YouTube clip /headline-reading kind of world. People read and watchRead more.
What is Man?
Three thousand years ago, an ancient sage gazed at the world and asked the most important question anyone could askRead more.
Can you cut your grocery bill in half?
A summary review of Steve and Annette Economides’ Cut your grocery bill in half with America’s cheapest family ***** IsRead more.
MOVIE REVIEW: The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island
Animated / Children 82 minutes / 2018 RATING: 6 out of 10 My kids loved this – we rented itRead more.
Saturday Selections – Sept. 8, 2018
Porcupine quills and a half dozen other examples of “Nature’s” foresight Porcupines are able to make it through the birthRead more.
Ignore your inner defense attorney!
My friend Paul Tripp writes that becoming our own defense attorney is a dangerous and destructive practice. In less formal languageRead more.
DIRECTION MATTERS: the difference between legal, decriminalized, and regulated abortion, & why we support gestational limits
It has been 30 years now since the Supreme Court struck down Canada’s last abortion law in their R. v.Read more.
Made in Heaven
by Ray Comfort 78 pages / 2012 This picture book isn’t a children’s book – we gave it to myRead more.
Tidbits – September 2018
What parent wouldn’t love this present? One of the biggest, most expensive presents we will ever give our children isRead more.
Saturday Selections – September 1, 2018
Pet clones – on the edge of human cloning? and The IVF needle baby The folks at Breakpoint.org have consistently solid,Read more.
Just how bad is the teen anxiety epidemic?
Over the past year or so, I’ve noticed a significant increase in the number of people asking me for helpRead more.
STAY ON MESSAGE: a lesson from the Chilliwack pro-life flag display
When a politician gets ready to do a television interview he’ll have his staff prepare “talking points.” These are briefRead more.
Visual theology for young and old
VISUAL THEOLOGY: Seeing and understanding the truth about God by Tim Challies and Josh Byers 2016 / 155 pages I’veRead more.
Why won’t safe-sex advocates advocate safe-sex ?
A new strain of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) are proving to be resistant to treatment. Here is an extract fromRead more.
Saturday Selections – August 25, 2018
Colorado Civil Rights Commission is after Jack Phillips again! A baker, who had to take his case all the wayRead more.
The world doesn’t always think “abstinence” is a four-letter word
Eric Metaxas wants to know why does the world think “abstinence” is a four-letter word when it comes to sex,Read more.
4 picture books mom and dad won’t mind reading
The Oxpecker and the Giraffe: I Need You and You Need Me by Patrick Fitzpatrick 32 pages / 3013 Giraffe isRead more.
Undeniable: why doubting Darwin is a matter of common sense
There’s no shortage of books poking holes in evolution, but Douglas Axe’s Undeniable is something special – he explains whyRead more.
The rise and fall of Canada’s most effective opposition MP
It’s hard to conceive of any way that a Christian politician could, in today’s Canada, win a mandate to turnRead more.
What are we to make of gambling?
And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness for one’s life does not consist in the abundanceRead more.
Disarming a name-caller by asking them to define their insult
Apologist Greg Koukl has a tactic he calls the “Columbo approach” which involves asking pointed questions to get a personRead more.
July/August 2018 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: Justin Trudeau and the need for two witnesses / What forgiveness is / Communism’s ongoing influence / OnRead more.
Don’t push Dad into the pond (and don’t tell Mom about the bugs!)
An aquarium-based science experiment for the whole family ***** Summer is here and there are any number of projects inRead more.
Adam Ford wants you to bypass social media
Adam Ford was a wildly successful Christian cartoonist (Adam4d.com) before he mostly gave that up to start a wildly successfulRead more.
Saturday Selections – August 11, 2018
5 simple things you can do to raise kind kids This psychologist may or not may be Christian, but theRead more.
Which bits of the Bible would you walk around with?
The end of the movie Fahrenheit 451 closes with a curious scene. Due to a governmental decision to eliminate allRead more.
Alberta man says he is woman to save money on car insurance
When an Alberta man learned he would pay $1,100 less for car insurance if only he were a she, heRead more.
Creationists: there’s more of us than we knew!
Being a Christian, even in the “Christian” West, can sometimes feel a little lonely, and doubly so if you areRead more.
Venezuela’s inflation to hit 1 million percent?
An official with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is predicting that by the end of the year Venezuelan inflation willRead more.
Saturday Selections – August 4, 2018
Parents: act, don’t react! This is an incredibly helpful piece of parenting advice on the topic of disciplining and spanking.Read more.
Why do more today feel like have-nots?
Back in 1988 a Pew Research poll of Americans found that a majority thought they were doing quite well, describingRead more.
Communism’s ongoing influence
The Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and many thought that Communism was over and done with. But even today itsRead more.
Tidbits – August 2018
Help wanted: men “Imagine that in those ages past, Luther, Zwingli, Calvin and their had said: ‘The world is outRead more.
On a wife deciding to leave her husband
Dear Janelle, I received your letter yesterday, and had already heard from your brother and sister-in-law. They confirmed for meRead more.
Saturday Selections – July 28, 2018
How to help your daughter deal with mean girls Three tips on how to help your girls deal with –Read more.
7 quotes from “Learning Contentment”
An in depth review is in the works, but in the meantime, here’s a taste of Nancy Wilson’s wonderful and,Read more.
5 film classics for the whole family
THE ABSENT-MINDED PROFESSOR Family 1961 / 96 minutes ENTERTAINMENT RATING: 7/10 The classic begins with a bang – a labRead more.
Witnessing without knowing it all
Ding dong! The doorbell goes and through the peephole you can see two young men clad in dark conservative suits.Read more.
Should all adoption records be unsealed? A pro-life perspective
Some years back the Costco Connection asked its readers: “Should it be mandatory to give adult adoptees full access to theirRead more.
#3 – The unknown Commandment
“You shall not take the Name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold himRead more.
Saturday Selections – July 21, 2018
Differences between salvation in the Qur’an and the Bible Three key differences, including that the Qur’an teaches Jesus did notRead more.
Report of a meeting which was never held
What I am going to tell you is pure fantasy, but it might be useful to pause a moment, becauseRead more.
On reading together
It used to be, a generation and a half or so ago, that reading out loud was family entertainment. MyRead more.
PAUL vs. JAMES? Dealing with Bible difficulties
“For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.” – Paul, writing in RomansRead more.
The PCUSA and the need for more praise from the “mouth of babes”
This past June the largest Presbyterian denomination in the US – the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) – held their 223rdRead more.
Religious “ghosts” haunt the mainstream media
Back in 2004 a couple of Christian journalists were frustrated at how, in the words of William Schneider: “The press…doesn’tRead more.
5 quotes from Greg Koukl’s “The Story of Reality”
The following quotes are from Greg Koukl’s new apologetic book “The Story of Reality: How the world began, how it ends,Read more.
Justin Trudeau, and what the need for two witnesses would have us do
On August 4, 2000, the 28-year-old Justin Trudeau was in Creston, BC to have fun at a festival put onRead more.
What a wonderful word! Yet, what does it mean? How do you grant forgiveness; and, for what? As much asRead more.
Say what? Insights from the “Devil’s Dictionary”
Ambrose Bierce (1842- circa 1914) was an American satirist best known for his Devil’s Dictionary. In it he sought toRead more.
“Did God answer her prayer?“
To my dear niece and namesake: First of all, thanks for your letter. It’s great to hear from a niece.Read more.
Should a Christian ever be discontent?
She sat across from me, sipping coffee, her forehead wrinkled with unhappiness. She’d struggled for two years in a jobRead more.
Tidbits – July 2018
A most wonderful secret “What does it feel like?” I asked. “To have a whole new person growing inside you?”Read more.
Saturday Selections – June 30, 2018
A refresher on the Columbo Tactic This past Spring, RP brought Tim Barnett around Canada to teach a couple ofRead more.
“Hey, here’s your sandwich,” I called across the lunchroom to Caldwall, the kid we picked on. He was fat andRead more.
If work is worship, does that mean I just gotta be warm and fuzzy all day?
In an earlier article we peered into God’s design for business and how that changes one’s outlook on vocation andRead more.
Three questions for you
Here are three questions you should ask yourself about your communication with those you love. The way you answer theseRead more.
That cloud of witnesses….
Mina and Marco in Egypt Open Doors is a non-denominational mission working in over 60 countries where Christianity is sociallyRead more.
Saturday Selections – June 23, 2018
What submission means for singles Wives are called to submit to their husbands so does that mean submission is onlyRead more.
May/June 2018 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: Dude, where’s your bride? / U2 shows us how love can hurt / 5 things Christians should knowRead more.
On envy and its disguises
A few weeks ago two of my daughters were fighting over a stuffed animal, both insisting it was theirs. IRead more.
Don’t know? Don’t kill.
Never miss an article!Sign up for our newsletter to get all the week’s posts sent right to your inbox eachRead more.
Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms was always meant to be revolutionary
Many Christians are puzzled by the decline of religious freedom in our country. Time after time, in conflicts involving homosexualsRead more.
Reflections on “12 ways your phone is changing you”
The phone has had a huge impact on our way of life. This was true already, back in the 1920s,Read more.
Saturday Selections – June 16
Free book on what it means to be a man What does it mean to be a godly man? Dr.Read more.
BOOK REVIEW: God has a wonderful plan for your life
by Ray Comfort 128 pages / 2010 Why doesn’t the modern evangelistic message “work”? In this book Comfort is confrontingRead more.
Aging in hope!
I am 68 years of age and retired, so I suppose I am considered old. In our politically correct times,Read more.
Entertainment industry stands strong for what’s wrong
Veteran actor Robert De Niro made news on Sunday for a very short speech – just 17 words. His assignment,Read more.
Dethroning the dictator
A simple electoral reform that might actually make our democracy more representative **** Canada’s democratic system has been likened toRead more.
Calvinist vs. Arminian: a tale of two books
Why revisit the debate between Arminianism and Calvinism? Isn’t it a waste of precious time to discuss these differences evenRead more.
Saturday Selections – June 9
I believe in “theistic evolutionist” Dr. Bredenhof on the disingenuous way some in the creation/evolution debate describe their positions. AirportRead more.
Possible evidence of life on Mars may have been discovered…perhaps. Or not.
When the Mars Rover’s latest findings – organic molecules – were reported in early June it unleashed the latest roundRead more.
BOOK REVIEW: Can I smoke pot? Marijuana in light of Scripture
by Tom Breeden and Mark L. Ward Jr. 103 pages / 2016 This book is valuable in two very differentRead more.
5 things Christians should know about income inequality
Income inequality is still at the forefront of conversation for many people. Thankfully, there are biblical principles that help Christians understandRead more.
New euthanasia code illustrates Dutch slippery slope
Doctors in the Netherlands are getting mail. Every single general practitioner in the country – some 14,000 – will receiveRead more.
Tidbits – June 2018
FUTURECASTING Dr. Kathy Koch has a saying that reflects the biblical thought Paul express in 1 Cor.15:33. She notes, “ShowRead more.
Saturday Selections – June 2
Why do churches need good organs and good organists? An interesting perspective on organs from someone outside Dutch Reformed circles.Read more.
The conceited apple-branch: a Romans 12:3-8 fable?
Was Hans Christian Andersen thinking of Romans 12:3-8 when he wrote this? Perhaps not…. but he could have been. *****Read more.
Beyond Is Genesis History?
Documentary 2017 / 400 minutes In Del Tackett’s 2017 documentary Is Genesis History? he interviewed PhD-holding scientists with various areasRead more.
How are we to understand the Bible?
3 approaches to consider: foundationalism, postmodernism, and something in between ***** Some years ago I attended a three-day conference onRead more.
Australian rugby player won’t back down
Editor’s note: After this article was posted, it was suggested that Israel Folau might be a Trinity-denying (and thus, heretical)Read more.
What is humor?
What is humor? It seems a simple question, with a very obvious answer: humor is whatever makes us laugh orRead more.
Saturday Selections – May 26, 2018
I want to buy your cheapest phone Tim Challies has bought a “dumb” phone to help him regain balance andRead more.
MOVIE REVIEW: Calvinist
Documentary 89 minutes / 2017 RATING: 8/10 Calvinist is the story of a generation of young men and women who wentRead more.
To the newly married…
Husbands, turn off the TV and exult in you wife! **** There is a fascinating verse in Deuteronomy. It isn’tRead more.
Heaven: what can we know?
A summary review of Randy Alcorn’s Heaven **** Christians don’t seem to speak about Heaven as much as in theRead more.
10 Fantastic FREE creationist/ID clips
There’s something to be said for short and sweet. Each of the following 10 clips is just 10 minutes orRead more.
Are young people the loneliest generation?
In our ever more connected age, somehow loneliness seems to be growing. Earlier this year the British Prime Minister, TheresaRead more.
Donald Trump, G.K. Chesterton, and the 10,000 Commandments
During his campaign, Donald Trump promised he would get rid of two regulations for every one that he added. WhyRead more.
Did Abraham really exist?
Evangelicals are debating the historicity of Adam, but they are too timid. It is time to reject fundamentalist distortions of the AbrahamicRead more.
The rich get richer by making us all wealthier too
Coveting is not only a sin, it’s stupid. It’s important we’re clear on both points, because the Devil is willingRead more.
“Am I A Chinese Woman?” How questions can defend the Truth
It was a political science class in my first year in university, with a hundred-some students spread out around theRead more.
Saturday Selections – May 12, 2018
5 questions to ask a book before you read it Tim Challies lists 5 questions to “help you filter theRead more.
Go to the ant, you sluggard…
“Go to the ant, you sluggard consider its ways, and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yetRead more.
Does God listen to Rap?
by Curtis Allen 2013 / 99 pages “Why wouldn’t He?” That’s the answer the author gives to his title question.Read more.
Dude, where’s your bride?
As I speak at different venues across the country, one of the recurring questions I get comes from women, youngRead more.
Is the Proverbs 31 wife an unrealistic supermom?
A line in yesterday’s article “On being a Titus 2 young woman” may have had some readers blinking in surprise. Rev.Read more.
On being a Titus 2 young woman
Older women train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their ownRead more.
U2 shows us how love can hurt
It’s been quite a week for U2. In the space of just four days, the Irish rock band took publicRead more.
One good deed is worth more than a thousand good intentions
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might…” Ecclesiastes 9:10a “Whatever your hand finds to do,”Read more.
Dealing with the Bible’s troubling texts
Whether it’s passages about slavery, or gender roles, or the imprecatory Psalms, some sections of Scripture make Christians uncomfortable. God’sRead more.
10 QUOTES: On technology and the family
We need to control our technology; it can’t control us “…it is absolutely completely possible to make different choices aboutRead more.
Tidbits – May 2018
“Pastor, I already know how to farm better than I do” In an April 16 post at nouthetic.org, Donn R.Read more.
“The Devil’s Delusion” and the baseless confidence of the certain atheist
Some atheists, such as the late Christopher Hitchens, were very certain about their doubt. This sort of sure skeptic willRead more.
Saturday Selections – April 28, 2018
Rosaria Butterfield on hospitality On how hospitality is both easier and more radical than we know. And far more importantRead more.
Older women have much to give
Our church has a sizable number of older women. Why? What task would the Lord give these sisters in HisRead more.
G.K. Chesterton on the difference between reformers and deformers
As a young man I had questions about how my denomination conducted services: Why did we have an organ andRead more.
“Othercott” – like a boycott but better
Some years ago a particularly blasphemous movie, The Da Vinci Code, hit theaters and a number of prominent Christians calledRead more.
Fathers, fear, and self-interest
Men, our legacy since the fall is that we tend to either be indifferent or become angry at our children’sRead more.
What my grandma taught me
My grandma died at the age of 93, more than 25 years after her Henk died. And during those yearsRead more.
If only there was a way to avoid life’s traffic jams…
Mile after long mile, the cars on the eastbound turnpike lined up because of a multi-vehicle accident. Initially, I wasRead more.
Faint heart never won fair maiden
On dating, Ephesians 5, and being a man A serious conversation requires serious chairs – the sort to sink downRead more.
Older men still have a job to do
Faithful children of God may look forward to sharing Jesus’ glory in the presence of the Father. “To live isRead more.
“So what you’re saying is…”
In January Jordan Peterson was interviewed by journalist Cathy Newman, on Britain’s Channel 4 News. The exchange quickly went viral,Read more.
160+ movies King David might watch
Great minds think alike, and this month two of those great minds belonged to a missionary in Brazil and anRead more.
Mar/April 2018 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: Is Jordan Peterson the champion we’ve been looking for? / Grandma is not a dog / The growthRead more.
Seniors: Florida does not exist
Some seniors have a phobia about aging. They see their retirement years as a curse of boredom and uselessness. OthersRead more.
South Korean babies: going, going….
Last year South Korea had the lowest number of babies born since their statistics agency started tracking this back inRead more.
Plants that pack an explosive punch!
Sometimes when my husband and I sit quietly in our house, maybe reading, or drinking coffee, we hear a barelyRead more.
BOOK REVIEW: Greg Koukl’s “The Story of Reality”
The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important That Happens in Between by GregoryRead more.
John Piper on debating moral issues in the public square
“…in your public involvement, don’t conceal the roots of your convictions about what is right and wrong. Don’t try toRead more.
To be known
It is a good thing to be known, that is to say, to be familiarly recognized. When someone greets youRead more.
Tidbits – April 2018
“Wait…what?” As our family has been reading through the Bible, certain passages (starting right off with Genesis 4) make itRead more.
What the Oregon Trail taught one pioneer about Sunday rest
My town of Lynden, Washington has a mother, Phoebe Judson, who founded our city, arriving here in 1871. She promotedRead more.
Why doesn’t the OT say more about what happens after death?
Questions are powerful things: absolutely vital for anyone who wants to be wise, but also a way for the foolishRead more.
Saturday Selections – March 31, 2018
Materially blessed like no other generation “…if the media truly reported the important changes in the world, “they could haveRead more.
The best news ever!
“Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise” (Luke 23:32-43) **** Three people were takenRead more.
When a gay couple wants you to help them celebrate sin
Back in 2012, an American couple that rented out their barn for weddings ran into trouble when two ladies wantedRead more.
On being separated
“For this reason the Father loves Me because I lay down my life in order that I may take itRead more.
“Non-binary” fellow takes on feminist law
In mid March news broke of yet another “first,” this time in an Oregon county where Venn Sage Wylde, aRead more.
Glenn Beck on Stephen Hawking (1942-2018): When almost right is completely wrong
When renown theoretical-physicist and atheist Stephen Hawking, 76, passed away March 14, it made headlines around the world. He wasRead more.
Golly’s Folly: the prince who wanted it all
by Eleazar and Rebekah Ruiz illustrated by Rommel Ruiz 36 pages / 2016 Inspired by the Preacher’s denouncement that “allRead more.
Help wanted: Prophets
Our leaders, and neighbors, need to hear God’s Word from us **** God’s Word cuts. We acknowledge that is “livingRead more.
Family / Drama 1961 / 91 minutes RATING: 7/10 If you have girls in your home there’s a good chanceRead more.
Shocked by Augustine’s Confessions
There are many classics I mean to read in my life, but I just haven’t yet. Fortunately this summer, whileRead more.
We’ve all got rhythm – internal clocks in plants, animals, and people too
To my husband, the idea that all humans are able accurately to measure time without recourse to clocks, seems laughable.Read more.
Tactics: a game plan for discussing your Christian convictions
by Greg Koukl 2009 / 208 pages What would you do? You’re in a public place and you encounter aRead more.
Episcopalians consider non-binary/feminine pronouns for God
The 1.7 million member Episcopal Church opposes the death penalty, supports legalized abortion, and ordains both women and homosexuals intoRead more.
Genesis: Paradise Lost (part 1)
Documentary 109 minutes / 2018 RATING: 8/10 There have been some very good Genesis-related resources coming out in the lastRead more.
What’s next? The growth of Statism in Canada
Last month I attended a particularly moving live stage production called Solitary Refinement. The play is based on true stories ofRead more.
On public schools: evangelism is not discipleship
A few years ago, at a Ligonier Conference, Pastor Voddie Baucham was asked what he would say to parents whoRead more.
Allies vs. cobelligerents: don’t mix them up!
Sometimes we find the most unlikely sorts fighting alongside us. Maybe it’s atheists and Roman Catholics standing with us against abortion,Read more.
New Gerber “spokesbaby” has Down syndrome
Since 2010, Gerber, the baby food company, had conducted an annual photo contest to find real-life Gerber babies – theRead more.
Incredible Creatures That Define Design
Documentary 62 min / 2011 Rating: 7/10 The folks who brought us the 3-film series Incredible Creatures That Defy Evolution are back,Read more.
Amazing green meat-eaters!
The first thing a student of nature learns, is that it is fatal to generalize – an exception can beRead more.
Nobody would tell who had written the naughty word inside the door of the boys’ toilet. The six girls inRead more.
Leaving Frozen out in the cold?
For show biz, as elsewhere, there’s no such thing as bad publicity. Hollywood stands to benefit from whatever controversy itRead more.
Discipline or punishment: do your children know the difference?
There is a huge difference between punishment and discipline. Since children are born wanting to go their own way, everyRead more.
Storm and Luther’s forbidden letter
Family / Drama 105 minutes / 2017 RATING: 7/10 Storm Voeten is the 12-year-old son of a printer, living inRead more.
Tidbits – March 2018
John Calvin on abortion “…the fetus, though enclosed in the womb of its mother, is already a human being…and itRead more.
I love apologetics
Don’t be intimidated; sharing the good news isn’t as complicated as we make it **** The Evidence Bible is filled withRead more.
How does a Christian live in the midst of suffering?
A book summary of Kelly Kapic’s Embodied Hope **** Pain and suffering require good theology because often, during intense pain ofRead more.
Euthanasia in the Netherlands: So bad even some supporters are now opposed
The Netherlands is a pioneer in the field of euthanasia. In 2002, it was the first country in the worldRead more.
Is Jordan Peterson the champion we’ve been looking for?
Christians, it’s time to think a bit more deeply about the Jordan Peterson moment.1 Unless you’ve been asleep and onRead more.
Billy Graham (1918-2018): The last of the Great Revivalists
Without a doubt, Billy Graham has had a huge role in shaping American Christianity. His death on February 21, 2018Read more.
Deep Time – the god of our age
Throughout history, human beings have had the tendency to reject their Creator, and replace Him in their lives with godsRead more.
Jan/Feb 2018 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: The Mike Pence rule / Work is worship / The surprising secrets of highly happy marriages / FiveRead more.
When you’re asked, “Do you spank your child?”
On a December edition of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors Truth in Love podcast, Stuart Scott was asked how heRead more.
Practicing the Sabbath: on living out the 4th Commandment
It is not uncommon. Under pressure at the office or on the job, at school or right at home, vacationRead more.
The surprising secrets of highly happy marriages
What research and the Bible say about the best marriages **** Marriage is meant to mirror Christ and the church.Read more.
Feminists vs. transgenders? Why the Left is turning on itself.
In Judges 7 Israel is faced with a fearsome foe, and God decides to use that foe’s strength against it. Gideon andRead more.
Euthanasia and the folly of downward comparisons
Have you ever heard a euthanasia advocate argue that to force grandma to live in pain is to treat herRead more.
Saturday Selections – Feb 10, 2018
What does a kind husband look like? Some thoughts on the lies that husbands can tell about God in theRead more.
26-year-old woman gives birth to 25-year-old girl
We start counting our age from the day of our birth, but if we think on that for a momentRead more.
Work is Worship
Done right, it is an expression of God’s character and beauty **** There we sat under the starry skies, talkingRead more.
Tidbits – February 2018
Never a better time… It’s so easy to get caught up in what’s going wrong with the world that weRead more.
DNA: good discovery, bad agenda
What a difference 65 years makes. It was in April of 1953 that a one-page letter appeared in the journalRead more.
A person’s a person, no matter how small-hearted (or not so) pro-lifers might be
A new study, released in January by LifeWay Research is part of an effective rebuttal to a common pro-abortion argument.Read more.
The gift of sleep: it’s good for what ails you
Early to bed is a spiritual discipline You may have said it yourself at some time, “I can get by withRead more.
A PLEA TO READ
…or, the story of a boy, a repairman, and the Truth In the title I promised you a story.Read more.
4 reasons to remember your Creator in your youth
Our enemy says, “Youth for pleasure, middle age for business, old age for religion.” The Bible says, “Youth, middle age,Read more.
Chick-fil-A is always closed on Sunday… except when an ox falls into a pit
The American fast food chain Chick-fil-A is a favorite among Christians for the owners’ unwavering stand against Sunday opening. ButRead more.
Chip and Joanna Gaines and global warming
When Fixer Upper’s Chip and Joanna Gaines announced earlier this month that they were pregnant with child number five, theRead more.
4 fun family-friendly films
Don’t know what to watch with the family tonight? If you have some younger children, here’s four possibilities that mightRead more.
The Mike Pence rule won’t save us…but can it help us?
In the spring of 2017 the Washington Post got mainstream media pundits chortling, when they revealed that US Vice President MikeRead more.
SPEAKING AGAINST SUICIDE: a summary review of “A Guide to Discussing Assisted Suicide”
Do you find it harder to make the case against euthanasia than against abortion? That might be, in part, becauseRead more.
Best pro-life signs at the US March for Life
This year’s US March for Life took place on January 19 and marked the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court’sRead more.
Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection
by Gary Bates 2004 / 382 pages Are people actually being abducted by aliens? That’s the question being asked by thisRead more.
“And behold, I come quickly” – the dying need to hear the gospel
He that is unjust, let him be unjust still; and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still; andRead more.
Saturday Selections – Jan 20, 2018
Parents, your teens are being pressured to ‘sext.’ Even at Christian high schools. Jonathon Van Maren asks parents to stopRead more.
4 books on the irreconcilable divide between Creation and Evolution
Four encouraging books to equip the Church in the current Evolution vs. Creation debates, listed by size, smallest to biggest.Read more.
ON THE ORIGIN OF ARTICLES: You thought this article was designed? How unscientific of you!
You might think that someone wrote this article. But of course, you would be mistaken. Articles are not written byRead more.
Then David crept up unnoticed and cut off a corner of Saul’s robe. Afterward David was conscience-stricken for having cut off aRead more.
The theology of dirty jokes
In his book, I Was Just Wondering, Philip Yancey recounts one of C.S. Lewis’ most interesting arguments for God’s existence.Read more.
It’s necessary: use words!
I hadn’t expected to meet a witch on the bus, what with their alternative form of transportation. Yet there sheRead more.
Hospitality hacks for folks who want to be, but keep finding excuses not to be, hospitable
As Christians, we know that hospitality is important, but if you’ve ever tried it, you also know that it canRead more.
Good habits help us minimize trouble…
Though his name has long escaped me, I will never forget his rage. We had just moved to a new city andRead more.
If only for this life we have hope in Christ…
But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say thatRead more.
God and government
Biblical Principles for Today: An introduction and Resource by Cornelis Van Dam 330 pages / 2014 Any Christian who wantsRead more.
Two DVD series teach Science the way kids love to learn it . . . and from a six-day perspective
When it comes to science, some of the most compelling material for kids will have scattered evolutionary references throughout. MoreRead more.
When gray hair meets green
Age has its privileges and the freedom to dish out sympathetic sarcasm is one of them **** Half his headRead more.
5 frank quotes from Jonathan McKee’s “Sex Matters”
Jonathan McKee’s Sex Matters is a frank book meant to help us parents teach our kids about the touchy topicRead more.
Should it be “I’m sorry” or “Please forgive me”?
“I’m sorry” or “please forgive me” – does it make a difference? Aren’t they just two different ways of sayingRead more.
Martin at the movies
Torchlighters: The Martin Luther Story 2016 / 34 minutes The strength of this film is its short length. At justRead more.
Tidbits – January 2018
On one-issue candidates “Never voting for a pro-abortion candidate makes you a one-issue voter, as never marrying a serial killerRead more.
The Bible on angels
Who are those mysterious angelic heavenly beings who live in the presence of the eternal, omnipotent Creator of the universe?Read more.
When marriage means only: “a way to avoid taxes”
Matt Murphy and Michael O’Sullivan are good friends – they’ve been friends for almost 30 years. They are also straight.Read more.
150+ free e-books worth checking out
We live in an age in which so many wonderful resources are available for free. Of course, with the sheerRead more.
Top 10 RP articles of 2017
At year’s end it seemed a good opportunity to review the top articles of 2017. This past year we changedRead more.
The Gift: an allegory of sorts
“Why do you always have that small string wrapped around the top button of your sweater, father?” The father smiledRead more.
Heaven-bound: What will it be like?
We’ve all been told there’s no such thing as a stupid question. And we all know that just isn’t so.Read more.
Proverbs: 3,000 years ahead of its time
Solomon did not have a web page. He didn’t blog. He didn’t tweet. He wasn’t on on Snap Chat orRead more.
The Top 5 most overlooked articles of 2017
Next week we’re going to share a Top 10 of the most popular article we’ve published in 2017, but todayRead more.
The transgender debate isn’t about washrooms
Or, how to argue like a Christian Here’s the scenario: there’s a fellow in front of you wearing a littleRead more.
Saturday Selections – Dec 16, 2017
Ten books every teenager should read It isn’t important that your son or daughter has read all the books onRead more.
Should Christians be free to obey our conscience?
In recent years there’s been a worrying downward trend for religious freedom in both Canada and the United States. ExamplesRead more.
Nov/Dec 2017 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: Is recreational marijuana sinful? / Biomimicry recognizes genius (but not the Genius) behind creation / Physician-assisted suicide: would it beRead more.
Not too long ago a young woman was over at my house for some reason that I cannot remember. NowRead more.
Did Adam have enough time to name all the animals?
Some people argue that the activities assigned to Adam on the sixth day, described in Genesis 1:26-28 and Genesis 2:19-20,Read more.
Kuyper’s legacy: for better and for worse
Abraham Kuyper left behind a lasting legacy. There is, most notably, his indispensable role in the Doleantie of 1886, inRead more.
Abraham Kuyper: larger than life
After John Calvin, Abraham Kuyper is probably the figure who looms largest in our Reformed church history. In some ways,Read more.
“Yes, Virginia, there was a Santa Claus”
In 1897, The Sun newspaper was asked a doozy of a question. Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wanted to know: “is thereRead more.
Stephen Jay Gould: An evolutionist who helped creationists
Few American scientists achieved fame and fortune as quickly as Dr. Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002), and few scientists aroused suchRead more.
4 great Christian novels
If the fiction section in your local Christian bookstore is all-Amish all the time, then here are 4 recommendations ofRead more.
Teaching small fries to take notes, sing psalms, and speak to God
When your child is old enough to write… When your child learns to write he is ready to begin takingRead more.
Margaret Sanger: Planned Parenthood’s apostle of eugenics
EDITOR’S NOTE: The original title the editor gave this – “Margaret Sanger: Apostle of abortion and eugenics” – made it seemRead more.
MODERATION: Where beer and psalm-singing go hand in hand
In his book God Gave Wine, Kenneth Gentry outlines the three positions Christians have has concerning alcohol consumption: PROHIBITION: it’sRead more.
Science politicized: when democracy doesn’t suffice anymore
In the West most citizens take pride in their democratic institutions, pointing to how it’s through democracy that change canRead more.
Physician-assisted suicide: would it be wrong to refer?
Even before euthanasia was legalized in Canada, Christian and other pro-life medical professionals were being pressured to go along. The final report ofRead more.
3 fantastic books/free videos children will love
Dai Hankey has a great voice, and has paired up with a fantastic illustrator for his three books about Eric,Read more.
Finding the right words: use what you’ve received
During the Spring of 2004 my husband Dennis lay in the Intensive Care Unit at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.Read more.
Princeton scientists announce discovery of “sex chromosome”
Earlier this month, scientists at Princeton University published findings which could forever change the way we think about biological sex.Read more.
Canadian couples may have had adoption/fostering nixed because of their Christianity
An Alberta couple filed a lawsuit in November, accusing provincial authorities of discrimination after their application to adopt a childRead more.
Outraged all the time: why Christians can’t be
When the weekend edition of the Daily Mail reported that British schools were swapping out BC and AD for BCERead more.
Even a talking horse beats quiet convictions
I still remember the day I officially became an expert on everything. Many people go to school for years justRead more.
Survey: the US is a nation of heretics
A survey conducted last year by LifeWay Research and commissioned by Ligonier Ministries has found that most core Christian beliefsRead more.
Wikipedia: reader beware
I recently assigned a group of Grade 7-10 church history students a research project. I observed them as they beganRead more.
Biomimicry recognizes the genius (but not the Genius) behind the wonders of creation
Earlier this month, Vox media reported on the discipline of biomimicry, which encourages engineering teams to include a biologist to help themRead more.
Saturday Selections – Nov 11, 2017
It’s not about the cake When a gay couple tries to force a Christian baker to make their wedding cake,Read more.
What leads to true repentance? Godly vs. worldly sorrow
A child caught stealing a cookie may burst out in tears. But what is it that they are crying about?Read more.
On the shoulders of giants: how church history helps
Czeslaw Milosz, winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize for Literature, remarked in his acceptance speech in Stockholm that our ageRead more.
A Good Coach is Crucial: the potential and danger of school sport teams
“They’re nice, but not a priority.” Ask Reformed parents about our school’s sports teams and that’s a response you’re likelyRead more.
How mom and dad can fight Big Brother
Governments in BC, Alberta and elsewhere have shown they want to use government schools to teach children that their genderRead more.
Two tales of trade: how free trade creates wealth
As Christians we know that man is prone to all sorts of evil, but we often forget that man isRead more.
Saturday Selections – Nov 4, 2017
Sing a little louder As we approach Remembrance Day, this powerful nine-minute film serves as a reminder that there areRead more.
On the Truth, and the cost of lies
“Remember: one lie does not cost you one truth but the Truth” – Hebbel **** It seems that truth is bendable –Read more.
Complementarianism vs. Egalitarianism: there aren’t just the two positions
As my wife and I have been facing big decisions over the last few months, it’s been neat to seeRead more.
Living through World War II
This an excerpt from Gerda Vandenhaak’s “Geertje: War Seen through the Eyes of a Child as an Adult” ***** I amRead more.
Parents: do you have the courage to be gentle?
A gentle response to an angry or defiant act seems weak and out of place. The Holy Spirit has aRead more.
Sports teams are important for our Christian schools
Sports teams in a Christian school are sometimes seen as an expendable extra that requires a lot of time andRead more.
Katharina, Katharina: the story of Katharina Schutz Zell
by Christine Farenhorst 328 pages / 2017 In the past year, inspired by the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailingRead more.
One week in: Facebook isn’t for everyone
It’s been nearly a full week since I deleted my Facebook account. My thoughts so far? Why didn’t I doRead more.
BOOK REVIEW: Paul Tripp’s “Parenting: The 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family”
What’s the best passage in the Bible about parenting? Maybe some will say Ephesians 6:1-4. Others will point to DeuteronomyRead more.
The appendix question solved
For many years, we were told that the human appendix was a leftover of our evolutionary development and the proofRead more.
Sept/Oct 2017 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: 10 titles on Luther / The “Broken Window Fallacy” / Science videos for all ages / Facebook toRead more.
Saturday Selections – Oct 21, 2017
Welcoming vs. affirming In the LGBTQ debate there is a demand that for a church to be welcoming, it mustRead more.
On DNA and how “things are seldom what they seem”
Sometimes we forget that scientists like to be amused just as much as other individuals, and the illustration in theRead more.
Spanking on trial: how to make a public defense
If spanking were to be put on public trial how would the jury rule? In countries like the Netherlands, Germany,Read more.
Spanking resources to read, listen, or watch
God gave us children, and gave us his Word to show us how best to raise them up to knowRead more.
The problem with “pan-millennialism”
“I’m not amillennial, postmillennial, or premillennial. I’m pan-millennial.” “Huh?” “Yep, I’m pan-millennial—I believe it will all pan out in theRead more.
LEARNING ABOUT LUTHER: 10 titles your family will enjoy
Five hundred years ago a learned monk drew up 95 pointed arguments and asked for a debate. What he gotRead more.
Truth requires you to love and love requires you to be truthful
Contrary to popular opinion, love and truth don’t stand in opposition to one another. In fact, you can’t really haveRead more.
The “Watchmaker argument”
Two hundred years ago a bishop, by the name of William Paley, wrote a book in which he used aRead more.
Ulrich Zwingli: Reformer in the shadows?
In 1983 churches all over the world commemorated the 500th anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther. Ulrich Zwingli shouldRead more.
Is Cleanliness next to Godliness?
My goal is to have every room of my house neat and clean at the same time. But I doRead more.
Karl Marx: preaching a different gospel
To mark the 100th anniversary this month, of the Communist Revolution in Russia, we’re sharing Piet Jongeling’s brief biography ofRead more.
Jacobus Arminius: professed the confessions even as he opposed them
The baby, baptized Jacob Harmenszoon, lay contentedly in his mother’s arms. Warmth, food and love sheltered his small physical being.Read more.
“Did God actually say…?”
Self-assessment time: How well are our churches dealing with theistic evolution? In Genesis 3:1 we read the first challenge madeRead more.
The slippery slope is real
Some weeks ago I wrote a piece about a San Francisco pastor, Fred Harrell, who had recently attacked the doctrineRead more.
Saturday Selections – Sept 30, 2017
This edition has been brought to you by the number 6: six items, six actions, and six surprises…. God paintedRead more.
On angels and guardian angels
Does everyone have a guardian angel? Many people are convinced that they have an angel as their special protector. InRead more.
Destruction only destroys – the “broken window fallacy”
We are halfway into the 2017 hurricane season and tropical mega-storms in the Atlantic basin have already broken several records.Read more.
Jungle Beat – fun for the kids that will have the adults laughing too
Family / Animated 110 min RATING: 10/10 I’m always on the hunt for films or shows my kids will enjoyRead more.
Mormons and Masons have their secrets. We don’t.
There’s nothing esoteric about the Christian faith. There is no secret mystery into which you must become initiated in orderRead more.
The Pursuit of Wisdom: do it ‘til you die
Some might assume that, as they grow older, they will grow in wisdom. But the Bible tells us that’s hardlyRead more.
Canadian colonialism dressed up as aid
Red tomatoes and purple onions pile in front of her. Behind is sugar, bagged by the kilo. Bottles of FantaRead more.
REVIEW: Revolutionary: Michael Behe and the mystery of the molecular machines
Documentary 60 minutes / 2016 RATING; 7/10 Revolutionary is a fantastic documentary about what a quiet professor did to get DarwinianRead more.
What’s the purpose of family devotions?
A mother-to-be asked two of my adult children how we did our family devotions and what they appreciated about them.Read more.
The untimely death of Emmett Louis Till: The power of graphic pictures
Pictures have a power that words simply cannot match. That became evident in the tragic death of Emmett Louis Till,Read more.
Facebook…to God’s glory
Recently a colleague commented on the fear that some have about social media, and their resulting reluctance to open FacebookRead more.
Too certain by half
Standing firm doesn’t mean dismissing all debate As a young man I spent some years trying to decipher the stonyRead more.
Four reasons to pray: a summary review of William Philip’s “Why We Pray”
Does prayer intimidate you rather than refresh you? Do you wonder whether your heart is really in it? If so,Read more.
God wants young men to be brave, not crazy
Bravery, like most things in life, is learned. To develop it, one must practice. However, it is the very rareRead more.
Restaurant chain won’t compromise on the 4th Commandment
The Chick-fil-A restaurant in the brand-new stadium of the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons is going to be closed onRead more.
What should we think of withdrawals?
Revisiting church membership and excommunication Dealing with withdrawals is one of those difficult issues that eventually every consistory faces. AllRead more.
Media bias and Australia’s marriage debate
This month and next Australians are being given the opportunity to have their say on same-sex “marriage.” The Liberal-National (LNP)Read more.
Saturday selections – Sept 9, 2017
A baker’s half dozen worth of articles from Reformed and other sources that were just too good not to share…Read more.
Children’s games that mom & dad can play without going batty
I grew up with board games of all sorts, playing 5-6 hour “train games” with my brother and his friends,Read more.
The high cost of fatherhood
Being a blessing to your children is hard work Sociologists and politicians on the right of the political spectrum oftenRead more.
People might not think they know Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina. As a matter of fact, when asked, most willRead more.
46 children’s books to foster the love of reading and learning
We are “People of the Book” so reading should be, and is very important, to us. The goal of allRead more.
Some cultures are better than others
Is it arrogant to say that all cultures are not created equal? It might feel that way; but it isn’tRead more.
The rich keep getting richer… and they’re not the only ones
Capitalism helps everyone. That might be hard to believe right now, with the worldwide economy in the doldrums, and withRead more.
4 bad arguments for Traditional Marriage…and 1 good one!
The current Marriage debate has many people worrying about the institution’s survival. In Canada and the US, the battle hasRead more.
July/Aug 2017 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: Raising readers: the power of reading aloud / Jordan Peterson is not PC / James’ epistle on pornographyRead more.
The End was near
They’ve probably been predicting the end of time since the beginning of time. Recently, we’ve had predictions it would endRead more.
Saturday selections – Aug 25, 2017
A baker’s half dozen of the best articles this week from Reformed and others sources…. Thou shalt not bail HowRead more.
21 things I learned living with teenagers
We’re almost running out of teenagers in our family. Our eldest of six is well past the mid-twenty mark, andRead more.
“When you coming home, dad?”
Cat’s in the Cradle was once described by the artist’s brother as the song that “…put more fathers ill atRead more.
Parents, are you pushing or leading?
Do your children feel led or pushed? Are you as a parent dominated by love or frustration? The two questionsRead more.
What does fleeing sin look like?
Despite endless attempts to do so, fleeing sin can’t be done halfheartedly – that only sets the stage for failure.Read more.
NO SATISFACTION: James’ Epistle on pornography
If I were to do a sample of readers to ask what they think is the driver behind pornography, myRead more.
5 tips for family devotions with small children
For Christian parents, reading the Bible and praying with our children each day is a critical part of raising themRead more.
Saturday selections – Aug 12, 2017
The best articles this week, from Reformed and others sources…. What is the Shia Sunni divide? Did you know someRead more.
Dr. Jordan Peterson on…
On outwitting the obstructionists At a talk at Harvard in mid-April earlier this year Dr. Jordan Peterson shared advice onRead more.
Professor Peterson is not PC
Jordan Peterson’s rebellion against Political Correctness On September 27, 2016, a star was born. On that date, Jordan B. Peterson,Read more.
Have the MTV Awards set the stage for a transgender/feminist throw down?
At this year’s MTV Movie and TV Awards, actress Emma Watson was the proud recipient of what she called theRead more.
MOVIE REVIEW: Is Genesis History?
Is Genesis History? Documentary 100 min / 2017 We live and breathe and move in an atmosphere that is fullRead more.
Choice words – a queen’s folly
“The gossip’s words are like choice food that goes down to one’s innermost being.” – Prov. 18:8 ***** There isRead more.
18 read-aloud suggestions…
I’ve been reading out loud to my girls since they were born, and for just as long I’ve asked othersRead more.
Will the Islamic State disappear?
A look at ISIS, and its past, to get an understanding of its future About four years ago the IslamicRead more.
Marcion: a heretic we need to know
When one asks the most influential thinkers in the modern evangelical church are, one might find names such as JimRead more.
FAKE NEWS: Media gets it wrong about the Bible getting it wrong
This past week, newspapers and other media outlets published articles about how a recent find had disproven the Bible. TheRead more.
Why euthanasia restrictions fail – “safeguards” become “barriers to access”
Canada’s doctor-assisted suicide law is barely a year old, and already the safeguards in it are being challenged. The mostRead more.
What if speeding tickets were paid to charities?
As Kuyper said, “There is not one square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who isRead more.
Raising readers: the surprising power of reading aloud
Of all the skills our children need to master, reading is at the top of the list. Children who readRead more.
MOLECULAR MOTORS: Design on a microscopic scale
One of the most famous molecular machines is the rotary bacterial flagellum made famous by Michael Behe in his book Darwin’sRead more.
BOOK REVIEW: What Grieving People Wish You Knew about what really helps (and what really hurts)
We have all struggled with what to say to someone who has lost a loved one. Whether it be atRead more.
3 problems with transgender surgeries
This summer Pullman Regional Hospital in eastern Washington State announced they might offer transgender surgeries and asked the public forRead more.
WONDERFUL WHALES: Design on a gigantic scale
When we look at nature, we can hardly miss the design that is everywhere so apparent in living creatures. WeRead more.
The don’t and do’s of answering fools
In Proverbs 26:4-5 God says we shouldn’t argue with fools…except when we should. Do not answer a fool according toRead more.
Transgenderism 101: Share the truth with compassion
Transgenderism is the latest political cause du jour, dominating media headlines, saturating academic deliberation, the subject of new laws andRead more.
BOOK REVIEW: Understanding Gender Dysphoria
A book worth chewing on…but not swallowing whole Christian leaders have a new, helpful and thorough resource available to helpRead more.
Quantity, not quality: good parenting takes time
In The New Tolerance authors Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler share the way one parent taught his teenage son toRead more.
Honoring God’s name in Christian fiction
“I didn’t expect the person killing me to yawn with boredom.” As opening lines go, this has to be oneRead more.
How to get our boys to read
In a 2010 Wall Street Journal article, Thomas Spence argues that the way some “experts” were trying to encourage boysRead more.
Pregnant student banned from grad walk – did both sides get it half right, or, in other words, wrong?
Should a pregnant student be allowed to walk with her class at graduation? That wouldn’t even be a question inRead more.
One way to talk to your kids about God
In Matthew 16, Jesus presents his disciples with a two-part question. It is a masterful question and one that parentsRead more.
Did the Church fathers take Genesis literally?
In this 49-minute lecture, Dr. Todd Wood answers the objection that “scientific creationism” is only a recent phenomenon. As heRead more.
Chores are good for our kids, and the earlier the better
Something parents have long suspected but few children have believed has been verified by research: chores are good for kids.Read more.
Call me Billy
I met a man the other day Who thought he was a goat He shaped his hair to look likeRead more.
ABILITY ≠ WORTH ….but the world thinks so, and sometimes we do too
While we were at the library one of my daughters grabbed Nice Wheels, a book featuring a boy zipping acrossRead more.
Of baby birds, and death before the Fall
Today we started off the day with a funeral right after breakfast. Bluey Leapey Wieske died during the night. WeRead more.
What sort of man was John Calvin? We can get a feel for him from his letters
It started with a conversation discussing various matters, when the subject of John Calvin came up. I was absolutely flabbergastedRead more.
The cellphone stack
You’re out with some friends having a nice dinner. But one has been talking on his phone for the lastRead more.
What does God’s “favorite” Bible verse tell us?
We all have our own favorite books, chapters, and verses in the Bible. I love the last 5 chapters ofRead more.
Is our curiosity controlling us, or are we controlling it?
Curiosity can be downright lethal… and not only to cats. In our Internet age, curiosity can quickly take us whereRead more.
Counting our blessings: Ways the world is getting better
With all the bad news we read and hear about each day, it’s easy to miss the good news. ButRead more.
May/June 2017 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: Canada’s conspiracy-proof elections / Porn and smartphones: parents should freak out / Templeton Foundation spending millions to promote theisticRead more.
Are our children leaders?
Picture a group of teenage boys: the sort who attend a Christian school and who, after having Bible class inRead more.
Our heroes have feet of clay
You find them everywhere. They’re the people we look up to. They sing, they dance, they play hockey, they winRead more.
BUSINESS IS BEAUTIFUL! How do you view your business?
If you are an average healthy, able-bodied North American you will spend at least half of all the waking hoursRead more.
The Lord loves a cheerful giver
Remember this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man shouldRead more.
Teaching your kid to appreciate broccoli
or, Cooking up a recipe for contentment ***** One of the most common complaints I hear from other parents isRead more.
“I’m busy.” “I am too tired…” “Not now.” “Tomorrow.” “Maybe another time.” “Leave me alone.” “Your mom and I areRead more.
Overpopulation is a myth, and we should have known
While overpopulation fears aren’t causing the same panic they once did, this bogeyman hasn’t disappeared entirely. The United Nations stillRead more.
The Bible and Pluralism
Pluralism is the belief that people of different cultures and beliefs can live together in harmony. But when their differentRead more.
What is Principled Pluralism?
Our country is made up of many people and many faiths. How can the government best resolve the clash ofRead more.
Manure into mattresses
Man can “create” resources! Economist Julian Simon’s key insight is that man’s creativity – his brainpower – is a resourceRead more.
A book for children, to help prevent sex abuse
God Made All of Me: A book to help children protect their bodies by Justin S. and Lindsey A. HolcombRead more.
Am I a fanatic?
In 1957 Billy Graham came to a crowd of 3,000, in Urbana, Illinois with a rebuke. These young people hadRead more.
Is Porn more like heroin, or driving a car?
Explaining why it’s evil to our non-Christians friends ***** In recent weeks, I’ve come across what seems like a multitude ofRead more.
What God has done in Korea
The Korean Pentecost tells the remarkable story of Christianity in 20th century Korea ***** Christianity is originally an Asian religion.Read more.
Canada’s conspiracy-proof elections
Controversy over Scheer’s leadership win highlights just how blessed we are to have our unimpeachable federal electoral system Days afterRead more.
Review: The Case for Christ
On a Saturday morning in May, I found myself in an unusual place: seated in the Hoyts cinema, awaiting theRead more.
“Gender confirmation”? Why words matter
In a May article FoxNews.com used a new term for what it has to this point commonly called “sex changeRead more.
Crass comedian challenges pro-choice allies…and pro-lifers too
Louis C.K. is a vulgar, blasphemous and very pro-abortion comedian whose latest comedy special is certain to have upset manyRead more.
13 quick thoughts on “Screen-Smart Parenting”
Parenting is _________. You fill in the blank. It is so many things. It is an adventure with no shortageRead more.
Don’t Argue the Exceptions: Beating bad arguments for Abortion and Transgenderism
“But what about the . . . ?” Has a rare exception every stumped you when making the case forRead more.
C.S. Lewis on the Pope: infallible, fool, or fraud
According to a 2009 Pew Research poll, more than 1 in 5 mainline American Protestants believes in reincarnation. As Christians we knowRead more.
There is more to life than being safe and legal
Rules and parenting are things that go together. But there is more to life than rules. Rules, by themselves, willRead more.
Porn and the smartphone: parents should be freaking out
In a May 2 piece in the American Conservative, journalist Rod Dreher said that when he goes to speak atRead more.
Quotes on the single life
Singles are not second “…the nuclear family should not be the center of church life. Rather, the family of GodRead more.
Not all humility is humble
John Marks Templeton wanted Christians to be “humble” about the Bible and look to Science for direction. And his Foundation is handingRead more.
The Galileo myth as a universal solvent
What do theistic evolutionists and church-attending gay activists have in common? Both think Galileo makes their case. Theistic evolutionists haveRead more.
On the reading (and not reading) of books
There is a near infinite number of books in the world, but a very limited amount of time we canRead more.
Men and the Marriage Dance
Maybe I have been looking in all the wrong places, but in my ten years of being a Christian, IRead more.
How the nose knows!
Of the five senses that keep us in touch with the world, one that we tend to take for grantedRead more.
New “Anne” of Green Gables TV series doesn’t improve on the old
In March, CBC Television debuted a new TV series based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. The show,Read more.
Parenting: many approaches – only one set of guiding principles
Empty threats – that’s what they are called – and some are more ridiculous than others. I once overheard anRead more.
Wrong questions lead to wrong answers
Why don’t brilliant scientists see evidence of God’s design in Nature? Because they deliberately blind themselves to this evidence. TheRead more.
Why Reformed churches should be full of adopted children
When it comes to adoption rates, our Reformed churches aren’t unusual. While Canadian statistics are hard to come by, inRead more.
Fun music for your kids (that you might like too)
We often find that turning on some music can completely change the mood of our house: kids go from complainingRead more.
After Lewis and Tolkien
A conversation about Christian Fantasy with Bell Mountain author Lee Duigon It’s hard to believe but C.S. Lewis has beenRead more.
Simply and truly
There once was a man whose parents had given him the highly unusual name of “Amazing” when he was born.Read more.
Some thoughts on Christian Contemporary music
I’ve loved music all my life, so when I was approached to write about music, I was happy toRead more.
Environmentalists: How to tell the bad ones from the good
In 1997, while completing a science fair presentation, 14-year-old Nathan Zohner devised a way to test for bad environmentalists. TheRead more.
What is Grace?
Through sheer repetition some Christian words seem to blend into each other and we forget their distinct meanings. That’s whyRead more.
Holding on to wisdom: What would a younger you tell you to do?
I’ve written on marriage and headship in the past but when a friend asked me for my “expert take” onRead more.
The making of the Cornwall Alliance
How did we get our biblical stewardship group going? Editor’s Note: Dr. E Calvin Beisner will be featured in ReformedRead more.
A hill to die on
A couple of weeks ago, I attended a public lecture by Dr. Jordan Peterson at the University of Western Ontario. For thoseRead more.
March/April 2017 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: Investigating the birth control pill / Questioning Islamophobia / 4 things you can do when someone challenges yourRead more.
Sliver Mustard’s journey
Perhaps as many as a million people lived in Noah’s Grove. A thriving community, it had begun small but hadRead more.
5 great chapter books
The chapter books below come in all shapes and sizes, so no matter what your son or daughter may beRead more.
Brad Trost’s missed opportunity is ours too
Conservative Party leadership candidate Brad Trost caught some heat recently, from the party’s interim leader Rona Ambrose, after he sentRead more.
Investigating the Birth Control Pill
I was married in the summer of 2015, and a few months prior to this my fiancé and I began researchingRead more.
May Speaking Tour: Biblical Stewardship in an age of Climate Alarmism
Reformed Perspective is pleased to present our Spring Speaking Tour: Biblical Stewardship in an age of Climate Alarmism. If CO2 reductions,Read more.
Top 3 marriage books
Over my years in the ministry, I’ve taught many marriage preparation classes. From time to time, I’ve also counseled couplesRead more.
University demands trigger warnings for pro-life display. But why?
“The event conducted just beyond this sign may contain triggering and/or sensitive material. Right to life and or Pro-life messagesRead more.
God is visible to any with eyes to see
Our universe, if just slightly different, would never have been able to support life. For example, a proton’s mass isRead more.
Abraham Lincoln, on abortion
How would one of history’s great figures have dealt with the biggest issue of our time? We don’t have toRead more.
The part about parenting I didn’t find in any parenting book
I tend to be a fairly methodical person, so what does a methodical person do to prepare for parenthood? Why,Read more.
Environmentalism and marriage?
When I first wrote about a marriage/environmentalism connection ten years ago, there was no need to clarify what I wasn’t tryingRead more.
People with Down Syndrome in “civilized” Denmark almost all exterminated
Here’s one of those moral dilemmas. There are three people in a room. They all have the same medical conditionRead more.
The Galileo myth: Stories that we all know, often ain’t so
As we grow up, receiving instruction at home and at school, we hear many stories that are enduringly imprinted onRead more.
US VP loves his wife – people outraged!
When The Washington Post recently ran a profile of US Vice-President Mike Pence, one line caused a twitter-storm of controversy.Read more.
Raising children who despise themselves
It seems like such a simple thing. You ask your child to do something and in response, he quietly keepsRead more.
“You too?” What friendship is, and why it’s so hard to find
Finding good friends can be a daunting process. Oh, sure, some people seem to slide quickly and easily into friendshipRead more.
Activism 101: 4 tips on being heard
If you are waiting in-line at a grocery store you are guaranteed to be bombarded by flashy magazines. These magazinesRead more.
An open letter to Glenn Beck on the difference between Mormons and Christians
I know some people who called themselves freedom-loving capitalists. But they also support government bailouts, high tariffs to block imports,Read more.
Worldviews and Dogviews: what are they?
“What’s a worldview?” I asked. “It’s a way of viewing the world,” my helpful friend answered. “Um, thanks.” ***** LongRead more.
In a post on November 9, 2016, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg outlined how he was going to tackle the “fakeRead more.
Parenting the Internet Generation
Parenting has always been intimidating – it wasn’t so long ago we were kids, and now we’re raising them? – but oneRead more.
To appear before the Lord
A young lawyer had a dream. He found himself one morning before a judge at court in a T-shirt andRead more.
Don’t watch the news, read it!
This first appeared in Reformed Perspective in 2000, and yet the thesis of this article is just as relevant for today’sRead more.
Don’t read the news, read a book!
No, you’re not paranoid, the media really is out to get Christians. In his book How the News Makes UsRead more.
After Evolution: 4 Reformed figures who accepted evolution and kept on moving
What follows are very brief bios of four prominent Reformed figures who have accepted evolution and gone on to acceptRead more.
From explanations to dialogue, from monologues to questions
Explanations often lead to monologues, especially with teenagers. This is not a helpful communication pattern. The goal for good, biblicalRead more.
The problem with explanations
God has not called parents to explain but to train. Explanations often lead to frustration and anger for both parentsRead more.
Some pro-life arguments are not pro-life arguments
Editor’s note: the short pro-life film Crescendo is very well done – it is compelling, emotional, and has wonderful musical accompaniment. It’s veryRead more.
There’s much talk lately about Islamophobia, so let’s be clear on this at the get go: Muslims are people weRead more.
Rating books for the school library
Having just reviewed Escape From the Killing Fields (by Nancy Moyer) for the senior section of our Christian School Library,Read more.
The Bible doesn’t have a lot say about ___________
We often hear it said, “the Bible really doesn’t have a lot to say about ________” Into this blank liberals willRead more.
Five things I wish I had known… about being a father
As I have met many fathers around the country at conferences and homeschool conventions, I am often reminded of myRead more.
On Union Membership: voices from the past
On March 9, 2017 the Abbotsford Canadian Reformed Church will be holding a forum on “Christians and Union Membership” andRead more.
Church, Home, and School – A Two-Legged Stool?
A popular metaphor for education in the Reformed community is the image of a triangle, a tripod, or a three-leggedRead more.
You think feelings can redefine reality? What if I told you I feel like they don’t?
There’s a special sort of tyranny at work these days – it is the sort that not only ignore realityRead more.
A Christian perspective on freedom of speech
To say American author and columnist Ann Coulter is “outspoken” is rather like saying Solomon was “a smart fellow.” BothRead more.
The Poor: why we can’t let the Global Warming debate be over
It’s been 25 years now since Vice President Al Gore famously declared “Only an insignificant fraction of scientists deny the GlobalRead more.
A crowd can make you crazy
Crowds are scary. Many of the stupid, foolish and sinful things we do involve a crowd, even if the crowdRead more.
School: who should rule?
A few years back I was privileged to join my colleague André Schutten in making presentations to Reformed churches andRead more.
Gentleness: a gift to your family
Do you want your children to see you as someone they can trust? Do you want your spouse to takeRead more.
5 fun preteen/teen fiction titles
Today’s library is very different from the one we all grew up with, and nowhere is that difference more noticeableRead more.
Jan/Feb 2017 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: You are the media / The Left’s case for conscience protection / When they say “I’m gay” / 2 differentRead more.
If you want to spank your child, don’t
Discipline is controlled, calm and loving…or it’s sinful The photo website I use for most of the pictures for ReformedRead more.
A is A…except when it wants to be S?
The transsexual debate and the death of logic “Hi A. It is A, isn’t it? I hardly recognized you there.Read more.
Still want to win the lottery?
“The next Lotto 6/49 jackpot is an estimated 16 million dollars.” When you hear something like that, the temptation isRead more.
What to do when you don’t know what to do
On the Institute for Nouthetic Studies blog, Dr. Jay Adams offered up some sound biblical advice on what to do whenRead more.
The world doesn’t dare ask why we have human rights
As Christians we understand that our rights come from God. For example, our right to life comes from God’s prohibitionRead more.
5 VIDEOS / 10 MINUTES: Art, babies, climate, and more
The following 5 clips total just 10 minutes of viewing. But how would these work as conversation starters? Could oneRead more.
FIGHT! A message from the most porn-riddled country in the world
In 2016, Google pronounced the country where I pastor, Papua New Guinea (PNG), the most porn-riddled country in the world.Read more.
Now YOU are the media
What do you think the public needs to read, hear, and see? If you had your own media outlet whatRead more.
Love is a mostly misunderstood word – it’s mistaken for sex, for sentimentality, for some sort of chemical thing thatRead more.
A Christian & an Unbeliever Discuss Life, the Universe & Everything
This following is an excerpt from Rob Slane’s new book, A Christian & an Unbeliever Discuss: Life, the Universe &Read more.
Four things you can do when someone challenges your faith
Have you ever felt “the big chill”? It’s the term I use for the cold shiver that runs up yourRead more.
Spanking does have a place in Canada
In an article late last year, “Spanking has no place in Canada, period” – Globe and Mail reporter André Picard arguedRead more.
On conmen and other masters of deceit
God made man upright, but they have sought out many devices (Eccl. 7:29) There are vagabonds and there are villains;Read more.
When they say, “I’m gay.”
A new DVD resource can help with what comes next The powerful, aggressive, LGBTQ lobby has been very successful inRead more.
Here’s the problem with just closing your eyes during the sex scenes
Several years ago, Kate Beckinsale was conned into signing a movie contract that required nudity—something she didn’t want to do.Read more.
How should Christians celebrate the good Donald Trump has done?
Within the first two weeks of being inaugurated, President Donald Trump has: Signed off on the “Mexico City Policy” whichRead more.
The “Force” behind bad statistics
Statistics don’t always mean what they seem to mean. For example, according to figures released by Statistics Canada some years back,Read more.
Someone, somewhere, said something stupid today
Earlier today someone, somewhere, said something stupid. People saying stupid things isn’t all that unusual, so one might question thisRead more.
Conscience protection – maybe now the Left will understand
Normally it can be quiet a coup to design a dress for the US First Lady, but in the weeksRead more.
4 for family movie night
The last decade has seen a big shift in how families watch films. With a screen in every pocket, there’sRead more.
Why pro-lifers should publicize, not mourn, the Morgentaler decision
When the public misunderstands a court ruling, the consequences can be huge. For good or for evil. For good BackRead more.
Reformed teachers are different… right?
Bobby Knight had a rather unique teaching philosophy: he’d do whatever it took to get through to his young charges,Read more.
The definition of patience
Patience. It’s a word we would never bother looking up in the dictionary because we already understand its meaning. ButRead more.
Fifty Shades of Grey – the phenomenon
I have to begin this piece with a couple of confessions. The first is that I have not yet readRead more.
Does the birth control pill cause abortions?
Our Father knits us together in our mothers’ wombs in a very unique way that has never been duplicated inRead more.
Mankind is rusting out…and that’s a problem for evolution
We’re breaking down. In a 2016 talk geneticist Dr. John Sanford explained that there are two conflicting worldviews at battle inRead more.
The Overton Window shows what speaking the unthinkable can do
There are two ways to encourage our country turn in a godly direction. Both involve talking. The following is basedRead more.
Qualities dads should be looking for in anyone who wants to date our daughters Here’s a topic that’s best toRead more.
The Roman Catholic Bible
Why do Protestants have 66, and Roman Catholics 73 books, in their Bibles? We can cooperate with Roman Catholics (RC)Read more.
Daughters in sports
Women and men are different, so they should play differently by Nancy Wilson I promised in a previous column thatRead more.
Boys and sports
Why moms should want their sons breaking tackles and snagging rebounds by Nancy Wilson Yes, you read the header right.Read more.
10 tales to help us clear away transgender confusion
Comparisons, used with care, can be very helpful We live in a time when the obvious is not so. HowRead more.
Lies, Mistakes and Half-truths – 3 types of media bias
“People like you don’t deserve fair treatment!” This wasn’t the sort of statement I expected from our local station’s 11Read more.
Sales as a noble calling
We might not think of sales as a good job for Christians…but we should by Rene Vermeulen Many years ago,Read more.
Why Do We Suffer? Buddhism vs. Christianity
The current prevailing philosophy in our western world is that everyone’s opinion is equal and no one is wrong orRead more.
What is “Equal Pay for work of Equal Value”?
Canada’s Liberal government has announced plans to bring in “equal pay for work of equal value” legislation by 2018. ItRead more.
Porn addiction isn’t just a guy thing
“… but you’re a girl!?” If I had a dollar for every time I heard that given the context thatRead more.
Nov/Dec 2016 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: Transgenderism 101 / Porn addiction isn’t just a guy thing / What is “equal pay for work ofRead more.
The push for boys to get HPV vaccination hits BC
Grade 6 student Nelson Roy thought it just wasn’t right that girls in his Vancouver school were getting the HPVRead more.
The Sweet Taste of Providence
by Christine Farenhorst 2016 / 296 pages Seventy-four! When Christine Farenhorst comes out with a new collection of short stories,Read more.
Does God require, or forbid, graphic pictures in the abortion debate?
Among pro-lifers the topic of graphic pictures can cause some heated debates. Should we make use of pictures of abortedRead more.
Book excerpt: “How Should Christians Approach Origins?”
Evolution is just a theory. Then again, so is gravity. – as seen on a t-shirt. Is the theory ofRead more.
Today we have a guest post by Annie Kate Aarnouste on a book, “Sex Matters,” that parents could find a great resourceRead more.
It’s getting shorter and shorter – the way Christians used to misquote this passage was: “I can do all thingsRead more.
Euthanasia film highlights horrors, but offers the wrong solution
This 15-minute film explains what’s going on in Belgium, where euthanasia has been legal since 2002. It shows how euthanasia,Read more.
The Betrayal: A novel on John Calvin
by Douglas Bond 383 pages / 2009 If you want to get an understanding of the times Calvin lived in,Read more.
Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed the World
by Paul Maier 32 pages / 2004 Take a look at your children’s bookshelves. How many of the stories thereRead more.
The life of John Calvin: A Modern Translation of the Classic
by Theodore Beza 148 pages / 1997 This biography has two strengths. First, it is short. Because it was originallyRead more.
The Legacy of Sovereign Joy
by John Piper 160 pages / 2000 Meet the giants! In this slim volume, John Piper tells the tales of Augustine,Read more.
This was John Calvin
by Thea B. Van Halsema 224 pages / 1959 I’ve read four John Calvin biographies and this is by farRead more.
No Christian Silence on Science
SCIENCE FROM A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE by Margaret Helder 2016 / 110 pages From the title onward, No Christian Silence on Science isRead more.
Teach Them Your Way, O Lord
by Amanda DeBoer 2016 / 183 pages What we have here is a story bible crafted by a careful, ReformedRead more.
True Right: Genuine Conservative Leaders of Western Canada
by Michael Wagner 128 pages / 2016 Feeling like you’re the last true conservative left in Justin Trudeau’s Canada? ThenRead more.
First and Second Things: Power is a wonderful servant but a terrible master
Where have all the outspoken social conservative politicians gone? Can we find them amongst Canada’s conservative parties? Sometimes there seemsRead more.
ESPN.com Embraces Nudity
Sports Illustrated has been featuring near nudity in their swimsuit edition for years now. Pictures from that annual issue were alsoRead more.
There is a Hell. Jesus Says So.
Some theologians, included big names like Rob Bell and John Stott, don’t believe in hell, or at least that itRead more.
Abortion supporters don’t believe in equality
Today’s we have a guest post by Jason Bouwman laying out the two ways society views human worth. And heRead more.
What “right” trumps all others?
In this excerpt from Jonathon Van Maren’s new book The Culture War he lays out how sexual rights have triumphed over allRead more.
The Farm Team
by Linda Bailey 32 pages / 2006 The Farm Team is about a bunch of chickens, pigs, sheep, and oneRead more.
October 2016 Issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: C.S. Lewis on first and second things / Tactics: a book that will help you speak up / TheRead more.
Electoral Reform: paper and pen beat bits and bytes
As we progress ever farther into the digital age there is going to be an increased push to have votingRead more.
Apologetics 101: Give them what they are asking for
This summer the Brandenburg State Parliament (in Germany) debated whether to create an action plan for, among other things, theRead more.
September 2016 Issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: Electoral reform’s strengths and weaknesses / Business is beautiful / The Bible and Alcoholics Anonymous / Biology vs.Read more.
Let’s not be the squeaky wheel
Fewer people are using VIA Rail, more trains are behind schedule, and the Crown corporation continues to bleed money byRead more.
July / August 2016 Issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: God gives rest: on the 4th commandment / Public school spirituality / The Bible conspiracy refuted / ToRead more.
June 2016 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: The transsexual debate and the death of logic / Can I become a Chinese woman? / Alcohol andRead more.
Can a politician be personally, but not politically, pro-life?
Sometimes we’re limited to just two options. Two thousand years ago Jesus told us, “Whoever is not with me is against me”Read more.
May 2016 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: Talking to your neighbor about Islam / Better to delay having kids? Not so fast… / 1-question testRead more.
April 2016 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: Should we fact-check “our side”? / Does her Majesty get the Gospel? / Countering the conservative case forRead more.
March 2016 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: The Syrian refugee crisis / Praying and borrowing / Complementarianism vs. egalitarianism / CRISPR / Quebec’s maple syrup monopolyRead more.
February 2016 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: Transkindophobia / Environmental extremism / 6 response to 1 angry atheist / Should adoption records be unsealed /Read more.
January 2016 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: What is political success? / Artwork in the Catacombs / Dealing with Bible difficulties / 5 family filmsRead more.
True and False Catholicism
“Swimming the Tiber” is a popular way of saying that a Protestant has defected to Roman Catholicism (the Tiber RiverRead more.
If the unborn are not our equals…
In the West we believe all people should be treated equally, no matter their age, race, religion, etc. But whyRead more.
December 2015 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: Being salt and light / Can one culture be better than another / Christmas story: Forming Adam / Pluto: readyRead more.
Peter and PICS: Inclusive Education
Why, and how, Edmonton’s Parkland Immanuel Christian School (PICS) won a national award for inclusive education Last year our localRead more.
November 2015 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: Pro-life 101: removing the red herrings / Why study history? / Gardasil: A vaccine our boys don’t needRead more.
Should one issue determine who we vote for?
Someone asked me why abortion should be the only issue that determines how we vote. It seemed silly to themRead more.
October 2015 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: Are we ever allowed to lie? / Ron Paul: a rare principled politician / Our remarkable Sun /Read more.
September 2015 issue
WHAT’S INSIDE: Spanking on trial / Dads and the need for tender love / Gender: different is good / RU-486Read more.
Did Adam have a belly button?
Why we need to clarify Article 14 of the Belgic Confession In the fourth century a big battle was foughtRead more.
Confirming what we’ve always confessed
On March 11, 2015, Classis Ontario West adopted an unusual proposal from Hamilton’s Providence Canadian Reformed Church: Providence wants an additionRead more.
White sister thinks she is black mother
This summer a former Olympic athlete convinced the world that a man can become a women. Bruce Jenner underwent surgeriesRead more.
Patrick Brown isn’t pro-life and wishing won’t make it so
Two days after Patrick Brown was elected leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party, an article on Canada’s biggest pro-life newsRead more.
Wings of Dawn
Wings of Dawn by Sigmund Brouwer Chariot Victor 1999 / 456 pages Why would anyone go through all the troubleRead more.
Teaching English from a Christian perspective, as brought to you by the Letter C
As Christians, we are rightly thankful for what has been brought to us by the letters A, B, and C,Read more.
“Honey I blew the budget!”
A FEW THOUGHTS ON GETTING BACK IN THE BLACK AFTER TAKING A PLUNGE IN THE RED “Honey I blew theRead more.
Do we need to tell our mortgage banker about our school payments?
BEING CHRISTIAN AT THE BANK A reader recently sent in an interesting and somewhat difficult question about home purchases, schoolRead more.