Michael F. Abma

Michael F. Abma (mike.woodlawn@sbc global.net) is copastor of Woodlawn Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Articles by this author:

  • A New Order of Christian Nurture

    Do Children Belong at the Table?

    The unfortunate history of the Lord’s Supper is that we have always managed to find a way to fight over the very thing that was meant to bring us together. So what are we disagreeing about this time? In many Reformed and Presbyterian churches the clash of the day is over whether baptized children who have not professed their faith should be allowed to take part in the Lord’s Supper.

  • Listening at the Foot of the Cross

    A Service on the Seven Last Words of Christ

    All four gospels tell us that Jesus quoted from the Old Testament. No Old Testament book is quoted more frequently by Jesus than the Psalms. When we pray the psalms, we are praying the prayers of God’s people throughout the centuries. But, more importantly, we are praying the prayers that Jesus himself prayed.