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Lending substance to my claim to see similarties

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As I mentioned publicly, I have been reading a book co-written by nine young adults who were raised Hutterite and who found the true gospel of freedom in Jesus Christ and left their colonies (and often families) to live in our world.

I also mentioned publicly that I see similarities in the CRC I have known and know now and some of the mistaken cultural and religious beliefs and behaviours of the Hutterites and other similar groups.

The post this link takes you to is a partial demonstration of what I see. I simply had to stop the project of documenting this, because more important work was falling by the wayside.

To go there, click on the underlined words just above, or follow this: http://wp.me/P3etrg-aS

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Principles and Practices

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Pastor Tom’s message Sunday night really meshed with some of what I have been thinking about, especially his caution — echoing Paul in Galatians — against adding anything to the one Gospel of Jesus Christ. The other was his mentioning that fear and pride are tools of God’s enemy.

My rattling realization last week was that part of my task here is to remind us all of some classic Reformed understandings of scripture, church, worship, calling, and pastoring. Here is this week’s reflection….

For a printable pdf version, follow this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hlc2vfz49mecv8d/Principles%20and%20Practices.pdf