The Reformed Church in the United States (RCUS) is a communion of Christian churches in the Reformed tradition. We stand on the great Reformation principles of salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, according to the Scriptures alone, to the glory of God alone.

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With another American election behind us, we have once again experienced the uniqueness of our country. Not only has the American system produced the most liberty, prosperity and safety for its people that people anywhere have ever enjoyed, it has produced a nation at peace with itself. Our political and economic disagreements and battles are much like those in other …

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Homosexuality: the Testimony of Scripture?

The issue of homosexuality is becoming a defining issue of our time. This is the issue our fellow citizens are debating and discussing and bringing to the foreground of thinking and practice in our generation. It has been so for a number of years already. In our recent election cycle the redefinition of marriage, to include same sex couples, was …

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Faith and Preaching

[The following is the August 27, 2012, convocation address presented to faculty and students at Heidelberg Theological Seminary, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Rev. Pollema serves on the Board of Trustees for the seminary.] Convocation is a call or summons to assemble, usually an ecclesiastical or academic assembly. A seminary convocation is a combination of both. This evening it is appropriate …

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Truth for Exiles

After the November election, I was bummed. I wasn’t alone. On one blog that I read, a fellow pastor wrote that he cried the night of the elections. For many, the elections showed that the country has turned to the political and philosophical left. Some, however, think the election was but a minor setback; the country has gone through worse. …

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Immanuel means—“We’re not Alone!”

What is the significance of “Immanuel” for Christians? We normally think of that term as the Christian alternative to “Santa Claus is coming to town.” We sing, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” Yet Immanuel is an important biblical theme that has been around long before our modern culture’s version of Christmas traditions. Consider it this way: “I am not my …

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