Category: Moderator

Imprinted in Meaningful Relationship
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Imprinted in Meaningful Relationship

I had just finished my weekly Sunday School class with the teens. I thought it had gone well. I was, I thought, biblical, witty, relevant, and connected with them giving a clear Gospel theme. I THOUGHT! But, as the last student left the room, he turned to me as he approached the doorway. He said, […]

The Imprint of Jesus
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The Imprint of Jesus

Commentators tell us that the Greek translation of imprint designates character. Character can be thought of in multiple ways.

In the Image of The Father
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In the Image of The Father

Crack! The familiar sound of a wooden bat – It’s a home run! And from one proud Dad in the stands, “That’s my boy!” As the last note fades and the applause builds to a crescendo, the singer takes her modest bow and one proud Dad on the front row says, “That’s my girl!” With […]

Imprinted With Love
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Imprinted With Love

My challenge for the coming year is that we develop a greater understanding of God’s imprint on us both individu- ally and corporately as His dearly loved children. God from the beginning of time has marked His own. He will at the end of time mark them once again as His own for all eternity. […]

From Scotland to North America
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From Scotland to North America

  The ARP and Her Confession By: William VanDoodewaard What does it mean to be a confessional church? Looking to our history helps us understand the role of our confessional standards. The Reformation-era roots of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church go back to Scotland, where shortly after the Reformation, the Church of Scotland adopted the […]

Press On!
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Press On!

In Chapter 15 of second Chronicles, we have the picture of Judah’s king, Asa, and his army returning victorious from their battle with the armies of Cush. God had granted a great victory. But the work of reformation in the land was not complete. You can look back to chapter 14:3 – “He took away […]

Church Government in a Confessional Church
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Church Government in a Confessional Church

Living as People of God  I teach church polity to seminary students, largely because it is a required course and someone has to teach it. I have no illusions about how (un)enthused most of them are when they sign up for the course. Almost all of them view it as the ‘I need this only […]

We Have A Confession!
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We Have A Confession!

“Peace, order and good government” is the introductory phrase of section 91 of the CONSTITUTION ACT, of 1867. This phrase states in general terms the scope of the legislative jurisdiction granted to the Parliament of Canada by Her Majesty the Queen. It is the governing principle of our government. The Constitution of the United States […]

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Pakistan Celebrations

By: Rev. Jeff Kingswood In October I was blessed to have the opportunity to represent you, the members of the ARP, at a couple of important celebrations in Pakistan. As the moderator I represented not just an office in our Synod, but the labours and prayers of many missionaries and congregations who have taken to […]

How Do We Catechise Our Children?
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How Do We Catechise Our Children?

By Rev. Rob Patrick  Most parents will go to great lengths to give their children the best possible opportunities for developing their abilities and interests as they grow up. For instance, some families choose homes on the basis of school zoning, with a desire that children get the best education possible. Other parents of children […]

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