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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Between 9/11 and COVID -19

In this final chapel of Dr. Gerhard Visscher, he mentions to the CRTS community that he started teaching in that week when the twin towers of New York came crashing down. He ends using Zoom because of the threat of Covid-19. In these kind of times, we might wonder about the love and goodness of God. Where is He in all this? While not endorsing all that Miroslav Volf writes, he shows how the writings of this Yale professor are quite helpful for us. We wish Dr. Visscher and his wife Teny the Lord’s blessing as he retires after 19 years of teaching at CRTS and over 40 years of ministry. Have a listen if you like….

Friday, February 22, 2019

“Do not Hinder Them": Children in the Gospels

So what is the position of our Lord Jesus with respect to children? Is there any support in the gospels for the position that also today children are included in the new covenant? Can we learn anything here that helps us with questions about baptism and how we should view our children?

Friday, February 22, 2019

Peter, Paul and the Promises of God to the Children of Believers

Are the rest of the New Testament books supportive of the belief that your kids are in the covenant? Texts like Acts 2:39, 1 Cor. 7:14, and Eph. 6:1-4 will be discussed and brought to bear on the larger discussion.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Living by Grace

If you see your own sins, you’ll never be surprised at the sins of others…

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Is Grace Well and Alive Among Us?

The basis for our redeemed status is not…covenant, nor works, nor race. It’s just Grace.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wanted: You at Seminary

Dr. Visscher explains the pressing need for more students at the seminary.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Keep Your Head

A meditation based on a chapel given at CRTS on survival in the ministry.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Will We Really Live on a New Earth?

Recorded during the 2015 CRTS Conference. Dr. Visscher examines some of the passages which deal with the doctrine of the new earth. Does the fire described by Peter in 2 Peter 3 eliminate the possibility of a new earth? Just how much can we expect of an eternal physical existence, according to Scripture? He also draws some conclusions regarding the question to what degree a new earth can be part of the believer’s hope and the church’s expectation.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Correctly Handling the Word of Truth

How should the Word of God be interpreted and applied today? In this volume, no less than sixteen Reformed scholars from four different countries join together to tackle the hard questions that often arise when we busy ourselves with the weighty responsibility of interpreting Holy Scripture. As iron sharpens iron, so also these Reformed scholars challenge each other and their readers to ask not only how hermeneutics can be done, but ultimately, how it should be done so that God's Word of Truth may be handled correctly (2 Tim 2:15).

Editor: M. te Velde, G.H. Visscher. Publisher: Wipf and Stock, 2014. ISBN 9781625649119

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Romans 4 and the New Perspective on Paul: Faith Embraces the Promise

As the vigorous debate over the New Perspective on Paul will only be decided by means of careful consideration of the relevant Scripture passages, this book makes a significant contribution to the discussion. Interpretations by scholars promoting the New Perspective approach are reviewed in detail and contrasted with those of scholars who are critical toward this method. A detailed analysis of the context and exegesis of Romans 4 completes the work. By suggesting a more nuanced exegesis of Romans 4, this book is able to offer a careful critique of the New Perspective while still noting the positive aspects of this approach.

Author: G.H. Visscher. Publisher: Peter Lang, 2009. ISBN 9781433105371

Monday, April 27, 2015

Preaching Through the Gospels: Avoiding Pitfalls

Dr. G.H. Visscher, professor of New Testament at CRTS, discusses some of the pitfalls that are commonly encountered when preaching through the Gospels, and how to avoid them. Recorded during the 2012 CRTS Interim Semester.

Monday, April 6, 2015

New Perspective: Is there a need to reinterpret Paul?

Is the New Perspective on Paul correct? This is an evaluation of various authors and aspects within this movement.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Toronto Blessing

How should we understand the work of the Holy Spirit?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Purpose of Romans

Why did the Apostle Paul write Romans?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Let's Just be Friends

The relationship between the Canadian Reformed Churches and the United Reformed Churches re-evaluated after the URC 2010 Synod.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

How Reliable is the New Testament

Do we have the actual New Testament Text in our hands?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Lord's Supper: Cause for Division?

How exactly should the Lord's Supper be celebrated? What should be done when the method of celebrating causes tension in a local congregation?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

So What does Separate the Sheep from the Goats?

This is the author's inaugural address as Professor of New Testament at the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary. He looks closely at an often misunderstood parable in Matthew 25:31-46.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Attraction of Evangelicalism

What draws Reformed people in an Evangelical direction?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Connected Preaching and Seminary Education

What kind of preaching should we strive for?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

CanRC Answers to URC Questions

Questions asked of professors from the Canadian Reformed Churches by Classis Southwest of the United Reformed Churches of North America in 2010.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

1 Timothy 2:12-15: The Nature of Paul’s Injunction about Women

Recorded during Conference 2014: "Correctly Handling the Word of Truth: Reformed Hermeneutics Today." This speech begins by considering the role of women in the Greco-Roman world, discusses some aspects of Paul’s views in 1 Corinthians, and then explores to what degree his view was rooted in his convictions about the creation and fall of mankind.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Beginning Well in Ministry

The keynote address of Convocation 2013. What I wish I was told when entering the ministry.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Why Second Service

Do we still need a second service with catechism teaching?