All articles by William Boekestein
The author pastors Covenant Reformed Church of Carbondale, Pennsylvania.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a perfect child? Can you imagine a child who never threw selfish tantrums or scowled at the meal you set before him? But here’s a reality check — if you did have a perfect child, life as a mother would still be…Read more
Most great pirate stories have one thing in common. At some point someone slides out their spyglass and focuses on an unsuspecting person, whose every movement is then seen in the black-bordered circular frame. The Scriptures are the Christian’s spyglass. Paul says, ‘Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who…Read more
The Synod of Dort In recent years, Calvinism has acquired a new level of energy and interest. In 2009 Time magazine (12 March 2009) called Calvinism one of the top ten ideas changing the world. But what is Calvinism? Broadly speaking, Calvinism (named after the sixteenth-century Genevan reformer John Calvin) is a biblical world-and-life…Read more
The Reformation October 31 is the anniversary of an event, which, although seemingly insignificant at the time, was the great impetus for a movement that changed the history not only of the church, but of western culture as a whole. That movement was the Protestant Reformation. The event, occurring 495 years ago this year,…Read more
Christ our great High Priest In 1941 Winston Churchill stood before an eager audience at an all-boys school in war-torn England and spoke these famous words: ‘Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in’. Churchill’s words echo the thrust…Read more