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The Star of Bethlehem

Much has been written about the star of Bethlehem that led the wise men to Jesus, so why say more? As a scientist I never put much stock in attempts to explain the star, but as a preacher, I felt

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Covenant baptism of infants (and others)

One of the key practices distinguishing reformed churches from other Protestant churches is the practice of baptizing infants. This practice flows from a solid understanding of God and His Word. This article provides an introduction to the scriptural underpinnings of

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Quote by Noah Webster

In light of recent shootings and other violence, the thoughts of Noah Webster seem appropriate. “The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws. All the miseries and

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The Lord’s Day

The Lord’s Day is no longer held in high esteem in America as it once was. In past times, businesses closed on Sundays, in many cases by law (blue laws) that recognized the Biblical principles of Sabbath law. Some parts

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What is Reformed?

We recently had a booth at the Tualatin Crawfish Festival. I always enjoy working in booths, and have done so for business, politics and church. There are always lots of friendly people, and its always a pleasure to promote the

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Marriage in the Bible

Here are some excellent observations on the significance of marriage in the Bible.

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Quotes: Samuel Adams

While cleaning the garage, my wife ran across some copies of quotes collected decades ago. I would like to share one from time to time. This one is from Samuel Adams: But neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest Laws

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Covenant lawsuits OR covenant mercy?

The prophets of the Old Covenant frequently speak forth judgments against various nations. In many cases it is unlikely that those nations actually heard those judgments. If this is the case, why does God include them? Consider the book of

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Covenants: The Language of Love

For many, the covenants call forth images of legal documents, lawsuits for breach therof, and so forth. But God is love, and he expressed his love towards us through covenants. We might ask “Why do covenants (the Old in particular)

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