Articles from the Faculty

Here you'll find a repurposed resource hub of published works from the Faculty of Mid-America - from segments of podcasts, portions of journal articles, published books, Messenger pieces, and more.

Counting Our Days Until We Go Home
Dr. Cornelis Venema reflects on the awareness of the brevity of our lives, which compels us to pray that our days should be fruitful in service to the Lord.
Bold as a Lion: Comments on Mark 14:43-52
Dr. Eric Watkins elaborates on how Christians can be as bold as lions in a world of strife and uncertainty.
The Church Protected in the Wilderness by Her Triumphant King
Dr. Cornelis Venema reflects on Revelation 12:1-6 in a Christmas meditation, focusing on the birth of Christ, who was born to save His people, triumph over and crush the head of Satan and his counterfeit kingdom, and rule over all the nations, protecting and nourishing the church in the wilderness until He comes in ultimate triumph at the end of the present age.
Creation as God's Temple
Rev. Mark Vander Hart details the redemptive-historical significance of the disappearance of the temple and how we, as temples of the Holy Spirit, function today in our relationship with God.
The Seven Deadly Sins and a Sin-Sick Culture
In waging the battle of the Christian life knowledge of the seven deadly sins helps us to see where and how the devil gains footholds in our lives to bring us into misery. Dr. J. Mark Beach briefly looks at each of them.
Answering Objections to Catechism Preaching Part 4
In this final installment on our series of answering objections to catechism preaching, the late P.Y. De Jong answers one final charge: Have the Reformed churches made themselves guilty of adopting "a canon within the canon"?