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Wednesday, November 1, 2023

In Holy Service

In Holy Service covers a wide range of interesting and practical topics which can help to answer questions such as: what does it mean to be a believer and share in Christ’s anointing? What is the place and calling of a woman as a single person, as married, as a member of the church? How can she best use her gifts? What exactly is the calling of a minister of the gospel? What do his duties entail? What about the office of elder? How is our secular age similar to what the early Christian church experienced? How can we learn from their example? And much more can be found in this book.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Worship Matters

In Worship Matters, Dr. Cornelis Van Dam explores the foundations of worship including the whom, why, where, when and how of worship.

Monday, March 15, 2021

In the Beginning: Listening to Genesis 1 and 2

Concerned with an apparent shift among conservative scholars to answer in the negative, Cornelis Van Dam argues that reading Genesis 1 and 2 as history is not only justified but necessary. Van Dam clarifies the different roles that ancient Near Eastern literature and scientific theories should play in our understanding of the Bible as he carefully deals with the exegetical details of the first two chapters of the Bible.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The Deacon: Biblical Foundations for Today’s Ministry of Mercy

The office of deacon is God’s gift to his church to ensure that all can share in the liberating joy of redemption, but today it is often undervalued, misunderstood, and perceived to be of little importance. In The Deacon, the author considers the Old Testament background for this calling, the deacon in New Testament times and in church history, and the current function of the office. You will rediscover the high and privileged calling of deacons and come to a better understanding of what God requires of them.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Hope and Comfort in the Book of Job

Struggling Christians are often drawn to the book of Job, which relates how a suffering child of God wrestled with the problems that threatened to overwhelm his life. We can easily relate to Job’s distress and questions. But what is the main teaching of this part of God’s Word? These sermons show that the focus of the book of Job is on God’s faithfulness to his work of renewal in spite of satanic attacks and human stumbling. This gospel is the true source of hope and comfort for all who experience earthly trials. This book can be used for personal enrichment and encouragement, as a study guide with questions included, or for public worship with liturgy provide.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

God and Government

This book addresses such fundamental issues through the eyes of Scripture and against the backdrop of North America's dual heritage of Christianity and humanism. Government, politics, and the Bible do not seem like a good mix. But as this book aims to show, the Bible has much wisdom to teach us about the place and role of government and its citizens.

Author: C. Van Dam. Publisher: Wipf and Stock, 2011. ISBN 9781610973267

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Living Waters from Ancient Springs: Essays in Honor of Cornelis Van Dam

Which fountains of wisdom, which never-failing streams, which wells of joy-filled salvation are we missing out on, if we neglect the Old Testament? In this celebratory volume, fifteen scholars collaborate to explain diverse aspects of the Christian life, with a special focus on drawing lines from the Old Testament.

Editor: J. Van Vliet. Publisher: Pickwick Publications, 2011. ISBN 9781608999491

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Elder: Today's Ministry Rooted in All of Scripture

To rediscover God’s gift of eldership for the church today, we need to go back beyond the New Testament to the origins of the office of elder in ancient Israel. There we discover the enduring principles that guided the elder in antiquity—and that guide the church today. In this book you will develop a renewed understanding of the office of elder and of godly discipline.

Author: C. Van Dam. Publisher: P&R Publishing, 2009. ISBN: 9781596381414

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Perspectives on Worship, Law and Faith: The Old Testament Speaks Today

The principles underlying the laws respecting worship, clean and unclean, and the care of the poor and needy are as applicable today as they were back then. God’s Word includes the Old Testament laws and their message still needs to be heard. The purpose of these lectures is to show something of the truth and substance of the gospel that is embedded in the Old Testament laws and to help sensitise us to the fact that the New Testament gospel has its basis in the Old Covenant.

Author: C. Van Dam. Publisher: Pro Ecclesia, 2000.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Fathers and Mothers at Home and at School

This short volume explores the role that parents should play in the education of their children, as well as the importance of a close working relationship between parents and Christian schools.

Author: C. Van Dam. Publisher: Reformed Guardian, 2000. Available for purchase from Pro Ecclesia.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Urim and Thummim: A Means of Revelation in Ancient Israel

This is the first exhaustive study of the Urim and Thummim since 1824, and in this book Professor Van Dam investigates all of the biblical data concerning them and their connection to the phrase "to inquire of Yahweh / God" in the historical books. He traces the use of the Urim and Thummim from the time of Joshua through the early monarchy under David and describes its apparent disappearance by the time of the classical prophets, where a shift to primarily verbal oracles occurs.

Author: C. Van Dam. Publisher: Eisenbrauns, 1997. ISBN 9780931464836

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Divorce and Remarriage in the Light of Old Testament Principles and Their Application in the New Testament

Divorce and remarriage are not pleasant topics. The beautiful institution of marriage is under siege in our day. The result is that also in Reformed circles the subject needs to be discussed more and more. The questions that come up raise sensitive and emotional issues. This publication is a look at what Scripture says on the topic. Highly recommended for office bearers and also very useful as a guide for Bible discussion groups.

Author: C. Van Dam. Publisher: Premier Publishing, 1996. ISBN 0887560644

Monday, April 27, 2015

Same-Sex Marriage

A biblical look at same-sex marriage and its destructive consequences.

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Incense Offering in its Biblical Context

An exploration of the incense offering in the light of all Scripture.

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Burnt Offering in Its Biblical Context

A discussion of the burnt offering and its significance also for today.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Elders: A Treasure to Cherish

The office of elder as a gift of God to his people.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Origin and Character of Sacrifice in Scripture

A discussion on the sacrifice in the Old Testament in the light of the New Testament.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

How Shall We Read Genesis 1?

An article exploring the meaning of the first chapter of Scripture.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Multicultural Challenge: A Christian View

A speech held in the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa, Ontario, on March 27, 2012 on a biblical view of multiculturalism.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Prayer as an Incense Offering

Considering prayer as an incense offering offers surprising insights into what prayer is and how it should be practised.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Pentecost: the Feast in the Light of the Old Testament

This Old Testament feast has enduring consequences for today.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Challenge of Multiculturalism

Is the western liberal ideal of peoples of different cultures living peaceably together attainable?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Was Adam the First Human?

According to evolutionary theory as held by some Christians, hominoids preceded Adam. How should we understand Scripture on this issue?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Is Genesis 1 Real History?

Many dismiss Genesis 1 as real history. Is such an attitude warranted?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

What is Human Dignity?

There is much talk about human dignity and dying with dignity. What are the issues at stake?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Science and Ideology

Is science always objective or can it be influenced by philosophical presuppositions?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Preacher as Priest

There are important priestly aspects to the office of minister of the Word.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Defending Christian Freedom: Our Civic Responsibility

A speech underlining our need to be actively involved in the political affairs of our country.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Weakening of the Institution of Marriage

An article on the current challenges to marriage.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

A Biblical View of Marriage

Marriage as a precious gift of God to be treasured and protected.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Privilege and Challenge of Educating the Lord’s Special Children

What does the Word of God say about educating covenant children with disabilities?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

What is Worship? Some Biblical Principles of Public Worship

An article answering the questions why and how do we worship?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

This is my Father’s World

An article outlining a Christian worldview.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Interpreting Historical Narrative: Questioning a Methodology

Recorded during Conference 2014: "Correctly Handling the Word of Truth: Reformed Hermeneutics Today." In discussions on understanding portions of Scripture that narrate historical events, the distinction is being made in conservative circles between Scripture’s truth claim and truth value. This speech asks whether such a distinction and method of determining truth and meaning in narrative passages is warranted and necessary as a model for biblical exegesis. Dr. van Bekkum responds to this speech.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Working Politically and Socially in Anticipation of Christ’s Coming

Recorded during the 2015 CRTS Conference. Dr. Van Dam begins by asking whether we have a political and social task. This question is answered in the affirmative based on the biblical evidence. How are we to realize this responsibility? Is the recent two-kingdom approach an option? Finally, what sort of expectations can we have as we go about exercising our Christian witness as anointed pilgrim servants of the King, Jesus Christ?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

God and Government

A recording of the speech given to parliament March 3, 2009 on behalf of ARPA.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

To Bury or to Burn?

Should Christians cremate their loved ones?