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Published version is found in Modern Believing, 2010.

I. Evident Entitlements?

1.1. “Bad Loser” Bishops: In July 2008, the General Synod of the Church of… 9,371 more words

RCN Report: Open All Offices to Women

This past Tuesday, the deputies appointed to study women in office in the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands (RCN) released their final report to the 2017 Synod.  409 more words

Church Life

Does the polity of your church matter?

Church polity is as defined by Chad Owen Brand and R. Stanton Norman’s in their Perspectives on Church Government is “how churches organize and administrate themselves.” Church polity is something that I believe is often overlooked by your typical church member. 1,410 more words

How "majority rules" can be so good and so bad

Do you believe that “majority rules?”  I am reminded of the game show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, and their “Ask The Audience” tool.  If a contestant doesn’t know the answer to a trivia question, they have the option, one-time only, to ask the audience which answer the audience would choose.  1,142 more words

Church Planting Book

For anyone interested in church planting, a highly recommended book is the David Cloud book “The New Testament Church.”

It will address common errors about it, and discusses sound doctrine. 324 more words


A History of Church Polity at UBC, As I understand it

When UBC formed in 1995, its leadership consisted of David and Chris. The decisions that needed to be made in the early days of the church could be summed up as follows– 2,291 more words



And then, I decided to stay at UBC.

The next morning, after crying alone in my room, I felt a lightness I had not felt in many years. 1,338 more words