Peter Hoytema

Peter Hoytema ( is senior pastor at Midland Park Christian Reformed Church, Midland Park, New Jersey.


Articles by this author:

  • Where the Generations Gather

    A Case for Including Children at the Lord's Supper

    The Lord’s Supper is the pivotal feast that celebrates the victory of God, which he shares with each person in his kingdom. Here we gratefully acknowledge our inclusion in the community that God has designed. Here we confess our reluctance to demonstrate the full power of the gospel on our lives together, particularly as it pertains to the lack of hospitality and grace extended to others. Here we all recommit ourselves to following the example of Jesus—the Host at the table—who calls us, in view of his sacrifice, to serve others with humility and love.

  • Six biblical characters, six traditions of faith: an Advent/Christmas series based on Richard Foster's Streams of Living Water, page 1 of 2

    Some time ago, while reading Richard Foster’s book Streams of Living Water (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1998), it occurred to me that it would be a good idea to plan a series of worship services based on this book. I was also beginning to plan for the upcoming Advent and Christmas services. As I began to explore the possibilities of combining the two ideas, I was struck by how nicely the two fit together.    

    In his book, Foster contends that the Christian religion is comprised of six great traditions of faith: