Author Archives: Pastor Ben

About Pastor Ben

I am a child of God and serve as a minister in Anchorage, AK at Trinity Christian Reformed Church. I am happily married to my wonderful wife and am a father of five amazing children.

Unto Us a Child Is Born!

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned…For to us a child is born, to us a son is given.” (Isaiah 2, 9.6a) … Continue reading

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Joining the Party of Heaven

I love the stories that Jesus tells about the lost things, the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son. Found in Luke 15, they are familiar to us and we, for the most part, understand what they are … Continue reading

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Driven to Our Knees

A couple weeks ago, I was on my way to our denominational Prayer Summit in Los Angeles. I started out early Monday morning as I made my way up to Grand Rapids for my 8:30 am flight. As I drove … Continue reading

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Good Friday Drama: White as Snow

I wrote this for our Good Friday service. Inspired by an idea one of our worship planners had from Zechariah 3, we witness Satan as the accuser of a child of God at the judgment seat where God presides. In … Continue reading

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Not Losing Heart

What does it mean to live with Easter power within us? As we celebrate the foundation of our faith, Jesus’ resurrection, we’re told that “the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you” (Romans 8.11). … Continue reading

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The Blessed Reminder of the Snow

It’s not supposed to be snowing anymore, but it is. The flurries continue to bring fury into our thoughts. “Just warm up already!” we think as we walk again into the cold and frigid wilderness. It’s not that we expect … Continue reading

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Ahead of the Times

A vocal and continuous criticism of the church in our day, and most likely throughout the centuries, is its lack of relevance to contemporary life. It is commonly assumed by many that in significant ways the church is “behind the … Continue reading

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