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Westview Wednesday – November 30, 2022

Westview Wednesday – November 30, 2022

Tim Keller in his book on marriage talks about the “great horizon”.     He explains how if you have ever driven through the Smokey Mountains or walked in the great Alps or crossed the Rockies when it is foggy and cloudy, you cannot see the magnificent peaks.   You may catch glimpses here and there as cliffs …

Westview Wednesday – November 16, 2022

Westview Wednesday – November 16, 2022

Allow me to share some of my mental meanderings of the recent election. For anyone who may be paying attention, I think it is clear that we are, and we have been for some time, living in a post-Christian culture.  We are rather isolated here in West Michigan in our own little sub-culture, but our …

Westview Wednesday – November 9, 2022

Westview Wednesday – November 9, 2022

I came up against one of those devotional speed bumps the other day.   You know the kind.   When you are reading a familiar passage in the Bible and a verse or a phrase sticks out and makes you slow down.  You back up and reread it and ponder it for a moment.   You’ve read it …

Westview Wednesday – November 7, 2022

Westview Wednesday – November 7, 2022

Today is a guest Westview Wednesday  written by our seminarian intern Kyo Chan Koo. After getting discharged from my military service on June 6th of 2022, I was finally able to visit my parents in Singapore whom I haven’t seen in 2 years. Although I wished I had visited much earlier, the timing couldn’t have …

Westview Wednesday – November 2, 2022

Westview Wednesday – November 2, 2022

Today is a guest Westview Wednesday  written by our seminarian intern Kyo Chan Koo. After getting discharged from my military service on June 6th of 2022, I was finally able to visit my parents in Singapore whom I haven’t seen in 2 years. Although I wished I had visited much earlier, the timing couldn’t have …

Westview Wednesday – October 26, 2022

Westview Wednesday – October 26, 2022

I think it was Winston Churchill who said, “one who can look the farthest back in history can see the most forward.”   The past teaches the future.   Now, close to Reformation Day, it is good to be reminded of the Spirit-led work of Martin Luther and John Calvin during the Protestant Reformation in 1517.     (If …

Westview Wednesday – October 19, 2022

Westview Wednesday – October 19, 2022

At the risk of boring you, may I share a little church history?   It is after all, the 505th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation next week.  Transport yourself across the pond to England or Europe in the 1400’s.  For over one thousand years the Roman Catholic Church was strong and the popes were powerful. Popes believed …