Stan Mast

Stan Mast has been the Minister of Preaching at the LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church in downtown Grand Rapids, MI for the last 18 years. He graduated from Calvin Theological Seminary in 1971 and has served four churches in the West and Midwest regions of the United States. He also served a 3 year stint as Coordinator of Field Education at Calvin Seminary. He has earned a BA degree from Calvin College and a Bachelor of Divinity and a Master of Theology from Calvin and a Doctor of Ministry from Denver Seminary. He is happily married to Sharon, a special education teacher, and they have two sons and four grandchildren. Stan is a voracious reader and works out regularly. He also calls himself a car nut and an “avid, but average” golfer.

  • Faith In The Face Of The Facts

    November 29, 2009

    I wish that everyone cared as much as Habakkuk did. Today we witness so much suffering on TV and the movies that we become numb to it. In fact, we ...

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  • God's Final Answer

    November 22, 2009

    Have you heard that famous story told originally by James Dobson about the teacher of the Sunday School class? She asked, "Boys and girls, what is ...

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  • In The End, Justice

    November 15, 2009

    A Bible text like this kind of makes you cringe, doesn’t it? Do you ever wish that these kinds of things weren’t in the Bible, or at least that we ...

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  • Coping With Missing Pieces

    November 8, 2009

    The relatively obscure prophecy of Habakkuk is an intensely relevant dialogue between the puzzled prophet and his mysterious God about one of the ...

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  • And God Lets Them

    November 1, 2009

    The title of this sermon is taken from that famous pre—Civil War anti—slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. In that novel a poor slave named George Harris ...

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  • God's Housing Crisis

    May 17, 2009

    Are you tired of hearing about the housing crisis in North America? If you live outside North America I’m sure you are, especially if you live in a ...

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  • When God Says "Go" and We Say "No"

    May 10, 2009

    After gently knocking on my door, she burst into my office. Sobbing, she said, "I don’t know what to do. He just won’t stop and it doesn’t end and ...

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  • A Scary Word From God

    May 3, 2009

    It is an understatement to say that there is a great deal of fear in the world today. People are afraid of the financial crisis, of political ...

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  • When God's Word Sounds Ridiculous

    April 26, 2009

    In last week’s message, I made a very strong claim. I said that listening to God is at the heart of being a Christian and I elicited the words of ...

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  • Speak, Lord, For Your Servant Is Listening

    April 19, 2009

    We’ve all heard stories about mentally unstable people who claim to hear God’s voice. How many awful things have been done by people who think God ...

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