Northern Light

The Promise, The Provision, The Proof

Cook County News-Herald Spiritual Reflections for April 20, 2019 3  For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4  that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 5  and that…
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Of First Importance

This post was first published in the Cook County News-Herald April 6, 2019 as the Spiritual Reflections column. Nashville has become the new Chicago. Each time we drive from Grand Marais to my father-in-law’s home in northern Alabama, near Huntsville, my wife has two consistent requests. The first is that we stop in Bloomington, IL…
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Hidden for Your Sake

This column first appeared in the Cook County News-Herald Saturday April 13, 2019. Millions of Christians around the world will observe Palm Sunday on April 14, 2019. Children will march into sanctuaries waving palm branches, some real, some paper, some plastic. They will sing as they proceed. In some places the donkey that carried “Mary”…
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Empowered by the Spirit

I think, were we better students of church history, that we would be amazed at how often past history blooms in present experience. I was reading an article this morning that summarizes the Canons of Dort. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the international conclave called by the Dutch Reformed church in November 1618…
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