Author: Steven Yu

The Kuyper Approach

A few months ago, a controversy shook Christian circles when Princeton Seminary rescinded an award it was presenting Timothy Keller because of the conservative (and biblical!) positions he held. The irony, however, was that the award Keller was to receive was the Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Witness. An award named after a famed Neo-Calvinist theologian and one-time Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Abraham Kuyper. Casting the Princeton issue aside, it’s helpful to understand the importance of Abraham Kuyper and his theology. Specifically at a time when, whilst simultaneously commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation,...

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What Does It Mean To Serve God?

One of the most common questions I hear constantly being asked by Christian believers is “How can I serve God? What do I have to offer?” While the question is laudable and driven by good motives, I have heard replies over the years that are not very biblical. Some of which could lead a person to a self-righteous and legalistic understanding of service. The answer to this question that I believe is best represented in the Bible is this: nothing, yet everything. However, before I flesh this answer out, I think it is helpful to ask: Does God require our service? Hopefully, most of us should be...

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