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Letter from America

Article

May 2001
United States of America

Letter from America

To make sense of the religious overtones in the recent American presidential inaugural ceremony, we need to understand four things that are distinctively American. They are (1) American civil religion; (2) American folk religion; (3) American transcendentalism; and (4) American rugged individualism.   American culture will remain incomprehensible to those who are unaware of…

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October 2000
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Revive Us Again: The Reawakening of American Fundamentalism

One of the greatest benefits of reading church history is the illumination of the present that it provides. Many of the tensions that are crippling conservative Protestants today can be directly traced to the ‘fundamentalist controversy’ in the early part of the twentieth century. The early twentieth century was a period of godless optimism.…

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August 1999
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Letter from America

I was in the Pentagon, in Washington DC, the day after the war in Kosovo came to an end. Relief was universal, not just because a resolution to the conflict had been reached, but because people would now be able to spend time with their families again! The Pentagon is a vast structure. Built…

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May 1999
Articles > World Mission > Americas > North America > United States of America

Pastoring in Mill Valley, California

Mill Valley is at the southern end of Marin, which is one of the counties in the San Francisco Bay area. On Easter Sunday somewhat less than 3% of the population there turns out for a church service. As far as I know there is not a Reformed congregation in Marin, apart from Miller…

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February 1999
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Letter from America

It is very cold outside, as I slowly drive to my office in the Northeast of the United States. So cold, that the windscreen washer fluid has long since frozen, with no regard for the anti-freeze that was added to it. On the radio, the presenter announces that today’s ‘high’ temperature will be around…

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January 1999
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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-California

In season and out of season Paul’s admonition to Timothy needs to be remembered by gospel preachers today: ‘Preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season’ (2 Timothy 4:2). These words are reminders that even the clear, strong and consistent preaching of the gospel does not always bring ‘results’. The preacher…

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September 1998
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A Letter from America

Written on this side of the Atlantic! For the more widely-read amongst us, the word ‘Greendale’ will conjure up images of Postman Pat, Mrs Goggins, Ted Glen, Peter Fogg and a black and white cat called Jess. For me, it now has a new association — Heritage Baptist Church, Worcester, Massachusetts. The notice outside…

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