Kids Are Resilient

Dear Church, Do you remember that scene from Home Alone? I love that movie and so does Willem. He obviously loves “the traps” the best and also when Marv and Harry “get jacked.” But right before the traps scene do you remember when....

How Are We Going To Survive?

Dear Church, A question came into my head seven hours into an eight hour drive home from Sanborn, Iowa over the Thanksgiving weekend. How do people survive out here?! Driving past “towns” that are literally no more than a handful of....

Not If, But When

Dear Church, I’d like for you to come with me to the sanctuary of Calvary Reformed Church in Holland, MI. We’ll need to turn the clock back to 1994 when I was in the 4th grade. It was the traditional Thanksgiving morning service when everyone would....

Miracles

Dear Church, In his book Miracles, C.S. Lewis writes, “Those who assume that miracles cannot happen are merely wasting their time by looking into the texts: we know in advance what results they will find for they have begun by begging...

You've Got Family There

Dear Church, This past Monday and Tuesday I was in Holland, MI. On Monday, I attended the Bast Preaching Festival where Dr. Richard Mouw was the key note speaker. On Tuesday, I had an Alumni Advisory Board meeting for Western....