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Scott Hoezee

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These Times

The sabbatical of my colleague Lyle Bierma this Fall presented me the chance to teach the half-semester “Christian Reformed Church History” class for the first time. A couple weeks into the course we were up to the point of tracking…
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The Loneliest Number

The group Three Dog Night had it right: “One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do.”   They may also have been onto something in the next lyric: “Two can be as bad as one, it’s the loneliest number since…
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The Spirit of Love and Power

My wife and I were still newlyweds when the Berlin Wall came tumbling down on November 9, 1989.   I remember sitting in the living room of the seminarian parsonage where we were living on Grand Rapids northwest side and watching…
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Faith Speak

I decided to try to learn Spanish recently.  In high school and college I learned German and became a German Major at Calvin, attaining a pretty decent degree of fluency some years ago, especially after I lived in Germany on…
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Surprising Evidences

We are in quite a moment in the United States (though the world is looking on curiously and even anxiously).  The launching of an impeachment inquiry is, if not exactly a historical rarity, unusual.  The Republic was 92 years old…
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Remember?

The recent movie Yesterday is mostly a light-hearted romantic comedy with a divertingly fun premise.  Although the movie (wisely) never tries to explain it, the premise is that the entire Planet Earth underwent a history-altering event.  For around eleven seconds,…
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Creation Delight

In politics near as I can tell there has been a long philosophical divide on questions related to the role and the size of government.   Among these philosophical differences are questions related to the extent of government regulations.   Some, typically…
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Tongue Check

Recently my denomination of the Christian Reformed Church in North America issued a statement following the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.  It has gotten a bit of attention.  The statement was endorsed by the leadership of the CRCNA,…
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Time’s Burden and Gift

I did have an Apple.  It was an Apple IIgs computer.  Had a color monitor and everything and at 256 kb of embedded memory, it was a real wonder compared to the Apple IIe it replaced with its all-green CRT…
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About That Prayer . . .

Regular readers of The Twelve, and particularly those who are familiar with my past postings, know two things: I have grave and abiding concerns about Donald Trump and on several occasions I have also said that we need to pray…
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