Paul de Vries

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20:17 Is Good for Godly Friendships

There are many great themes people have proposed for 2017, and numerous Bible verses that brothers or sisters in the Lord could select as wise, focused sources of Divine Light for the new year, 2017.

PC-Induced-Stupidity Helps the Terrorists

I am writing these reflections on September 11, 2016, just 15 years after what many call the most tragic day in American history — the day in which more than 3,000 innocent civilians died at the hands of young murderous, suicidal devotees of an oppressive religion.

Rediscovering the September 11 Scriptures

This Sunday, September 11, is the 15th remembrance of the awful terror attacks on the World Trade Center. In each of our lives much has happened in these past fifteen years since that terrible morning, but it is good to go back to recall some of what we learned at that time.

Jesus Christ Is Anti-Establishment

In both Biblical teaching and in personal experience, there is much to learn from crises of the "establishments." Godly change is a constant staple of Biblical teaching, and also continuing change is central to Spirit-led living.

PC-Religion Is Dumbing-Down Sunday Schools

In last weekend's Wall Street Journal article on a "new" approach to Sunday School at a large and influential New York City church that is surrounded by poverty and educational dysfunction, the reporter noted without alarm that this is "a jazzed-up Sunday School, without a Bible in sight."

Kim Davis Is Not a Robotic County Clerk

Ms. Davis chooses not to become a robotic county clerk, affixing her signature to a paper she finds objectionable merely as part of a machine-like legal process. Her signature expresses her character, her spirit; her signature means an endorsement.

Bringing Fun to Serious Bible Engagement

The long-standing CMSI is a place where curiosity is fed well, where learning is intensely enjoyable, and where practical imagination is released and emboldened. Similarly, I am confident that the developing Museum of the Bible (MOTB) being built in Washington, DC – three blocks from the Capitol – will fulfill similar purposes. It will be a place of meaningful adventure, discovery, and serious fun in learning for everyone who visits!