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Finding Contentment
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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 quote and expected that it […]

Created in the Image of God
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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, dependent, contingent creature is assigned a high […]

Sabbath Rest
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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 provide. Under Moses, the people of God were disobedient […]

Images of Jesus
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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? Representations of Jesus, though usually well-intentioned, overlook the second commandment’s injunction that we make no “carved […]

The Chaplain's Conflict
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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 Tennant McWilliams. “… while this noted fictional evac lives on, the historical evac of […]

A Father's Musings on Marriage
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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 – that is, everyone except me. Oh, […]

What Kind of Messiah is He?
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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 Jerusalem. The disciples had heard Jesus […]

I Finally Cried - Remembering Newtown
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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, perhaps twenty minutes later, music emanated from my son’s […]

A Plan to Save Bonclarken's Beloved Hotel
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A Plan to Save Bonclarken’s Beloved Hotel

Every year, thousands of people come through Bonclarken’s gates in Flat Rock, NC, to attend retreats, meetings, conferences, weddings, camps, family reunions, vacations or weekend getaways. And no one likely leaves the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Conference Center grounds without seeing The Hotel. It’s hard to miss the three-story grand structure, straight from the Victorian era […]

A Special Grace
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A Special Grace

By Nicola Stow Minister’s wife Rosalynd Rennie went into labor in church – but continued to sit through her husband’s sermon because she “didn’t want to make a fuss.” She was having regular contractions when hubby Athole was in the pulpit. But she waited until the hour-long service of Grace Church Leith, in Edinburgh, was […]

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