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“New Directions for World Missions”

During the first week of October the overseas arm of the National Council of Christian Churches held its first meeting since the reorganization plan went into effect early in this year. The avowed aim of the gathering was to emphasize the “new directions” which should be taken by those denominations who in their work follow the […]

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Viewpoint…

ECUMENICITY AND SEPARATION In a booklet by two New Zealand ministers on “Evangelicals and the Ecumenical Movement,” the Rev. J. Graham Miller speaks about “separation,” Mr. Miller is aware of the fact that he belongs to a church that is just as “mixed” in nature as the present-day ecumenical movement. What is his view of the […]

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Which Way with the World Council?

Now that the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands (Gereformeerde Kerken) have judged that membership in the World Council of Churches may be considered a live option, the matter of such affiliation will undoubtedly come into sharp focus in other churches who with their sizeable and influential Dutch sister hold membership in the Reformed Ecumenical Synod. […]

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Needed – Wide Awake Elders

Today the feeling is widespread that the Christian Reformed Church is passing through a period of spiritual declension. Although the churches are still crowded with worshipers who give liberally, we are facing an attitude of smugness on the part of many who think that we have “arrived.” They are willing to expand the practical programs […]

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Renewal in Rome?…

Vatican II is again in session in the venerable city of Rome. From all over the earth the princes of the church have assembled to undertake the business assigned to them earlier. No longer is the gentle hand of John XXIII at the helm. The question repeatedly raised in the minds and even on the […]

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It Seemed Good to the Holy Spirit…

Again the annual synod of the Christian Reformed Church has convened and adjourned. By this time church periodicals have referred to many of its decisions. Yet in accord with custom this magazine also presents a brief review of what has there taken place. It will, of course, be impossible to recite and assess all the happenings […]

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