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Friends at Camp

By Elizabeth Sims Great fun, fantastic friendships, and a strengthening of your faith is what Camp Bonclarken is all about. When I was asked to write about something that has impacted my life I immediately thought of Camp Bonclarken. Growing up a preacherʼs kid, I...

Finding Contentment

“Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have” (Rabbi Sachtel). I used to think that was an ancient Chinese proverb. It sounds wise and deep. Guess what? It can be traced back to a late 20th century Jewish Rabbi – Rabbi Satchel! I had heard this...

Created in the Image of God

By: RC Sproul In biblical terms, the sanctity of human life is rooted and grounded in creation. Mankind is not viewed as a cosmic accident but as the product of a carefully executed creation by an eternal God. Human dignity is derived from God. Man as a finite,...

Sabbath Rest

By Sinclair Ferguson The anonymous author of Hebrews found different ways of describing the superiority of the Lord Jesus Christ. One of them, which forms the underlying motif of chapters 3 and 4, is that Jesus Christ gives the rest that neither Moses nor Joshua could...

Images of Jesus

By Peter Kemeny Portrayals of Jesus in religious art, Sunday school curriculums, evangelistic films, and stain glass windows are commonly accepted as good and helpful. Depictions of our Savior abound during the Christmas season. What shall we make of this?...

The Chaplain’s Conflict

A Tribute to Renwick C. Kennedy The popular television series, M*A*S*H, brought America’s public face-to- face with one of the most engaging elements of citizen soldiery – life inside an evacuation hospital. But it’s today’s reruns that are unsettling to historian...

A Father’s Musings on Marriage

You know how it works at weddings – at the appointed hour, the organist begins the music announcing the procession of the bride. At this point, the mother of the bride usually stands and turns to look back up the aisle, and everyone in the congregation follows suit –...

What Kind of Messiah is He?

The nature of the Messiah can be clearly seen in the events of Palm Sunday. These events were not created in a vacuum; they were preceded and followed by other events that gave them meaning. The story of Palm Sunday really begins when Jesus first set his face toward...

I Finally Cried – Remembering Newtown

When I came home from work on a surprisingly spring-like day, just seven days before Christmas, I rested. The windows were open and there was a hushed stillness outdoors and in the house. The peacefulness of the moment was so refreshing, it helped me relax. Soon,...