Jul Medenblik

Letter From the President

When I was a pastor of a new church plant, I was privileged to witness how God used the Bible to change people and bring them together in His family.…

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Rooted in Christ, Reforming for the Future

In 1990 Jackie and I were considering a call to pastoral ministry.  I had been a lawyer for five years in South Florida, but the prompting of the Holy Spirit…

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The Gift of Hospitality

We are made in the image of God. That profound biblical insight grounds who we are and our place in this world. It also should affect how we treat one…

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Christmas 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ: It was in late November when I received a telephone call from my Aunt Edith. She was calling from back in Fulton, Illinois,…

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25 Years & Counting!

This past year, I celebrated 25 years of ordained ministry in the Christian Reformed Church in North America. It was 1995. That year also marks a significant transition in the…

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OK Boomer: the generational diversity of the church

It was not long ago that I first heard this phrase: “OK Boomer!” I knew that it was not a compliment. “OK Boomer” is a catchphrase that has gained popularity…

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Hurting Churches & Hurting Pastors

Hurting churches. Hurting pastors. There a lot of both out there. That reality is a result of hurting people and a hurting world. We should not be surprised about the…

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Dordt or Dort? What Still Matters?

Is it Dordt or Dort? If you are featuring a Forum issue to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Synod of Dordrecht, it helps to know how to spell the…

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God’s Plan

We didn’t plan it, but God did. A little over two years ago, Calvin Seminary held its first “Loving Your Neighbor” summer conference. It was a great conference with diverse…

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