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Gert-Jan Roest

certain deeds or the learning of certain doctrines. They insist on living according to the same pattern of life and death shown by Jesus. 91 It is the character of Jesus, the pattern of his life and death, that can be used as a lens precisely because the gospels present this pattern as something to

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David Perry

performs an effective function in human living. It has the capacity to be productive and effective, or to bring about or initiate change. It may instigate, encourage, or even demand action. In relation to religious experience, where faith is not simply known but must also be lived, this is a particularly

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David Bradnick

twentieth century people found themselves living between two worlds – the pre-modern and modern – and Pentecostalism offered them a means to bridge the gap. Pentecostal scholar Kenneth Archer argues that Pentecostalism is a “paramodern” movement because of its ability to blend these worlds. He writes

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Gert-Jan Roest

1 Can the West be Converted? A Personal Challenge I am a church-planter and pastor in Amsterdam. 1 I understand it as my vocation to bring out in the open and make plain the good news about Jesus Christ in this city. This calling motivates my life. At the same time it is a challenge. How

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Celebrating God’s Works

The Day of Worship and the Ethics of Work

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Pieter Vos

fenomeen ‘arbeid’, in het bijzonder bij C.J. Dippel, A.Th. van Leeuwen, Hanna Arendt en E.F. Schumacher (Work for a Living and the Life of Work: A Theological-Ethical Exploration of the Phenomenon of ‘Work,’ according to C.J. Dippel, A.Th. van Leeuwen, Hannah Arendt and E.F. Schumacher in particular) (Den

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Cutting, Binding, and Re-Membering

A Covenantal Approach to Christian Liturgy and Ethics

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Hak Joon Lee

: promising, blessing, beseeching, commanding, convicting, threatening, and comforting, as we see vividly in the prophetic literature. 18 A covenant is sustained and renewed through divine-human communicative actions. Therefore, life in the covenant is never static because it is sustained through a living

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Ivana Noble

the memory of symbolic traditions, often both despising it and needing its help. It is often not clear whether the “no” to churches and their influence is motivated by dislike of the form of religion they represent, or by a general utilitarian approach to life where anything that does not prove to be

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(with Tim Noble)

essential content is modified. This content is not an abstract proposition; it is the Living Christ Himself, who said, ‘I am the Truth.’” Meyendorff, Living Tradition , 8; see also e.g. Meyendorff, Byzantine Theology , 115, 120. 23 On Mott’s life, see C. Howard Hopkins, John Mott (1865–1955), A

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Liturgical Formation and Practical Ecclesiology

Reflections on the Quest of a Local Church

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Hans Schaeffer

these theoretical standards aptly described the socio-cultural reality in the rcl .” 23 In a recent report by the Practice Centre on Reformed identity, presented to the General Synod of the rcl 2017, it is stated that ‘Reformed identity’ is the complex unity of living, working, listening and

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Weekly at the Lord’s Table

Calvin’s Motives for a Frequent Celebration of the Holy Communion

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Herman Speelman

Introduction This article examines Calvin’s motives for his persistent plea for a weekly lay participation in communion, in which he opposed the long-standing custom of the church in his days that was to continue for centuries after him. Throughout his life, Calvin argued that the Eucharist