Paul de Vries

Special to CP

Embracing Our Muslim Neighbors

For many centuries, evangelistic outreaches to Muslims have been deeply frustrating and mostly unfruitful. Many factors have hindered the Spirit's work in drawing Muslim people to the amazing grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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."