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About savedbygrace1976

Mark Chanski (author of Manly Dominion and Womanly Dominion) has labored as a full-time Pastor since 1986 in churches in Ohio and Michigan. He has been Pastor of Harbor Church in Holland, Michigan, since 1994. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Cornerstone University, and a Master of Divinity degree from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He teaches Hermeneutics for the Reformed Baptist Seminary in Taylors, SC. Mark is married to his wife Dianne, and has fathered their four sons and one daughter, whose ages stretch from 30 to 20 (born 1983 to 1994).

Kevin DeYoung at Harbor Church / Canceled for 2015

Kevin DeYoung was scheduled to preach at Harbor Church in Holland on June 28.  However, due to work load, he has canceled for this year.  But we hope that maybe next summer (2016) he’ll be able to make it to … Continue reading

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One Light-Post Perched Fool for Christ

Saturday morning, I ran the River Bank Run 5 kilometer race in Grand Rapids, MI.  When I finished, sweating and holding courtesy samples of nutrition bars, yogurt, and muscle milk, I passed by the starting line of the 25 kilometer … Continue reading

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The Hermeneutics of the Emergent Church

  by Dr. Bob Gonzales Pastor Mark Chanski serves as a professor of biblical studies for Reformed Baptist Seminary and teaches the seminary’s course on hermeneutics (i.e., the science of interpretation). In the spring of 2014, Mark gave a special lecture on … Continue reading

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Mistaking Green Jacket Treasure for Trash

2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth spoke with Tom Rinaldi about his autistic, special needs sister Ellie: “She provides humility to our family. She allows us to see the big picture of things — to not stress too much if I … Continue reading

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Where Was Jesus on Holy Saturday? Preaching in Hell?

Silence marked Saturday. What was Jesus doing? John Piper writes: The Apostles’ Creed says, “[He] was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He arose again from the dead.” There are many meanings given to this … Continue reading

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Good Friday?! Really?!

He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed (1 Peter 2:14). Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He … Continue reading

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What does Maundy Thursday Mean?

Maundy (from Latin mandatum or possibly mendicare), or Washing of the Feet, is described in John 13:1–17 with Jesus performing this act.  Specifically, in verses 13:14–17, He instructs them: 14 “If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Grey or Black and White?

Fifty Shades of Grey, the novel, has become one of the best selling books of all time, surpassing the 100 million mark a year ago in February of 2014. Now the movie has come.  Kevin DeYoung comments on the proper … Continue reading

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Does Science Argue For or Against God?

The latest Praeger University class installment features Eric Metaxas leveling a flurry of devastating arguments against the notion that science disproves the existence of God. “The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the sky is declaring the work … Continue reading

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Don’t Drown in The River of Multi-Tasking

Kevan Lee pulls us back onto the solid ground of focusing our attention, in his article How Single Tasking Boosts Your Productivity. “Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty … Continue reading

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