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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

13 Reasons Why

In this article, Dr. de Visser takes a look at Netflix's popular show "13 Reasons Why" and offers some insight for Christian viewers. Is there anything positive that can be said about this controversial new show?

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Is Grace Well and Alive Among Us?

The basis for our redeemed status is not…covenant, nor works, nor race. It’s just Grace.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wanted: You at Seminary

Dr. Visscher explains the pressing need for more students at the seminary.

Friday, October 16, 2015

The Reason for Our Hope: Christ in Our Apologetics Part 1

Part 1 of the Convocation address in 2014.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Musical Instruments in Worship (Part 1)

Biblical foundations for the role of music in worship.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Tracing Guido de Brès in Doornik

Report on a visit to Doornik - including the place where Guido de Brès was imprisoned.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Off to Work? Don't Forget your Doctrine

An article exploring the intersection of well-known doctrines and daily work.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Genevan Psalter – 450 Years

The history of the Genevan Psalter, with an analysis of its character and its significance.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Evangelism according to the Scriptures

Discussion of the principles, history and practice of evangelism

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Schilder’s views regarding the Reformed Hymnary

Why Dr. K. Schilder was in favour of singing (more) hymns

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Schilder’s views regarding the Reformed Psalter

Why Dr. K. Schilder wanted to sing the Psalms in contemporary language

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Who's Really in the Class?

A speech delivered at the International Conference of Reformed Education (2013), hosted in Orillia, Ontario. Reformed educators, especially principals, from different countries gathered to explore various facets of Reformed education, including this topic of the identity of the students in the classroom and how that affects the teaching that goes on in that room.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Honoured but Eclipsed: Beliefs about Christ in an African Church

Analysis of the Christology of the Zion Christian Church, the largest church in southern Africa

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A Doorkeeper in the House of My God

Inaugural address at the 2012 CRTS Convocation on the task of the temple gatekeeper.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Same-Sex Marriage

A biblical look at same-sex marriage and its destructive consequences.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Preaching the Gospel from the Law

This is an article on how to preach on Old Testament laws. It was first presented at the Preaching Seminar held at CRTS in January 2012.

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Christian Funeral: A Witness to the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Mr. R. Ludwig, owner of Kitching, Steepe, and Ludwig Funeral Homes, discusses the Christian funeral as a witness to the death and resurrection of Jesus. He also deals with the topic of cremation. Recorded during the 2014 CRTS Interim Semester.

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Incense Offering in its Biblical Context

An exploration of the incense offering in the light of all Scripture.

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Burnt Offering in Its Biblical Context

A discussion of the burnt offering and its significance also for today.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Threefold Office of Christ and Christians

An article commemorating the 450th anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism and focusing on LD 12

Monday, April 6, 2015

Elders: A Treasure to Cherish

The office of elder as a gift of God to his people.

Monday, April 6, 2015

New Perspective: Is there a need to reinterpret Paul?

Is the New Perspective on Paul correct? This is an evaluation of various authors and aspects within this movement.

Monday, April 6, 2015

New Confessions: Do We Need Them?

An evaluation of need for, and process involved in, updating our confessions or writing new ones.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Infant Baptism: Should We Agree to Disagree?

Is infant baptism a non-essential doctrine that is open to various interpretations? This article counters that notion.

Monday, April 6, 2015

A Blessed Commemoration: The Heidelberg Catechism is turning 450

A survey of some of the events and initiatives surrounding the 450th anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism

Friday, April 3, 2015

Musical Instruments in Worship (Part 2)

Historical background and practical advice for the role of music in worship.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Origin and Character of Sacrifice in Scripture

A discussion on the sacrifice in the Old Testament in the light of the New Testament.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

How Shall We Read Genesis 1?

An article exploring the meaning of the first chapter of Scripture.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Multicultural Challenge: A Christian View

A speech held in the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa, Ontario, on March 27, 2012 on a biblical view of multiculturalism.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Prayer as an Incense Offering

Considering prayer as an incense offering offers surprising insights into what prayer is and how it should be practised.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Pentecost: the Feast in the Light of the Old Testament

This Old Testament feast has enduring consequences for today.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Challenge of Multiculturalism

Is the western liberal ideal of peoples of different cultures living peaceably together attainable?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Was Adam the First Human?

According to evolutionary theory as held by some Christians, hominoids preceded Adam. How should we understand Scripture on this issue?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Is Genesis 1 Real History?

Many dismiss Genesis 1 as real history. Is such an attitude warranted?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

What is Human Dignity?

There is much talk about human dignity and dying with dignity. What are the issues at stake?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Science and Ideology

Is science always objective or can it be influenced by philosophical presuppositions?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Preacher as Priest

There are important priestly aspects to the office of minister of the Word.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Defending Christian Freedom: Our Civic Responsibility

A speech underlining our need to be actively involved in the political affairs of our country.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Weakening of the Institution of Marriage

An article on the current challenges to marriage.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

A Biblical View of Marriage

Marriage as a precious gift of God to be treasured and protected.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Privilege and Challenge of Educating the Lord’s Special Children

What does the Word of God say about educating covenant children with disabilities?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

What is Worship? Some Biblical Principles of Public Worship

An article answering the questions why and how do we worship?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Toronto Blessing

How should we understand the work of the Holy Spirit?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Purpose of Romans

Why did the Apostle Paul write Romans?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Let's Just be Friends

The relationship between the Canadian Reformed Churches and the United Reformed Churches re-evaluated after the URC 2010 Synod.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

How Reliable is the New Testament

Do we have the actual New Testament Text in our hands?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Lord's Supper: Cause for Division?

How exactly should the Lord's Supper be celebrated? What should be done when the method of celebrating causes tension in a local congregation?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

So What does Separate the Sheep from the Goats?

This is the author's inaugural address as Professor of New Testament at the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary. He looks closely at an often misunderstood parable in Matthew 25:31-46.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Attraction of Evangelicalism

What draws Reformed people in an Evangelical direction?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Connected Preaching and Seminary Education

What kind of preaching should we strive for?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

CanRC Answers to URC Questions

Questions asked of professors from the Canadian Reformed Churches by Classis Southwest of the United Reformed Churches of North America in 2010.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Teaching Sound Doctrine as Redeemed Servants

A condensed version of the author's inaugural address as Professor of Dogmatics at the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Stolen Goods, Broken Trust

An article about the Old Testament laws of restitution and their message for today.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

This is my Father’s World

An article outlining a Christian worldview.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Calvin's Teaching on the Image of God

An article summarizing some of the key points of the author's doctoral dissertation on the same topic, Children of God: The Imago Dei in John Calvin and his Context (V&R, 2009)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Character of the Afternoon Service

Why our afternoon services should have a teaching quality

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Church Music in Calvin's Tradition

What we can learn from Calvin's view of music for today

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Marriage vs. Mawwiage

An article about Biblical laws and customs regarding marriage in light of modern misconceptions.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Out of the House of Bondage

An article on the slavery laws of the Old Testament and their gospel message for today.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

To Bury or to Burn?

Should Christians cremate their loved ones?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Why Second Service

Do we still need a second service with catechism teaching?