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Religion versus Spirituality

Religion versus Spirituality: merely semantics or a giant cultural rift? By Pastor Jim Witteveen I was sitting in the sauna at the local aquatic centre the other day when I struck up a conversation with the man sitting opposite me. When you’re a missionary, it’s easy to turn conversations toward matters of faith, and that’s […]

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The Lord Speaks

Listening for the Voice of God: How Does God Speak To His People Today? By Pastor Jim Witteveen  Many Christians believe that God will speak to people directly, and many believe they have had the experience of God speaking to them, either audibly, in a voice that has somehow been physically heard, or in a […]

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Are All Christians Hypocrites?

By Jim Witteveen When you speak with people who aren’t Christians, you’ll be confronted with many different explanations for their unwillingness to accept the Christian faith. One common reason goes something like this: “All Christians are hypocrites anyway. Why would I want to have anything to do with a bunch of hypocrites?” How should we […]

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Two Ways to Live, Six Steps to Encouragement

Two Ways to Live, Six Steps to Encouragement By Jim Witteveen “We often lack confidence in speaking about the good news of Jesus Christ, and we wonder if we’ll have the answers ready if people ask questions – and so we fear speaking out at all. If only to help believers to develop confidence in […]

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Christian Music in Worship

So there is some great music out there, and as Reformed Christians we can rejoice in that fact. But if the issue of music in general can be a contentious one, the issue of the music we use in our worship services can be a cause for even more controversy…

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Contemporary Christian music

Some thoughts on contemporary Christian music (Part 1) By Jim Witteveen I’ve loved music all my life, so when I was approached to write about music for the Reformed Outfitters, I was happy to oblige. I grew up listening to music at home – from classical music, to the marches of John Philip Sousa, to […]

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