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Can Any Good Come Out of Mexico?

From December 8 through 20, 1963, an important meet· ing is scheduled for Mexico City. At that time the Com· mission on World Mission and Evangelism of the World Council .of Churches will hold its sessions. It will be a successor to the great series of world missionary conferences held in the past — Edinburgh, Jerusalem, Tambaram, […]

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The Laborers are Few

From various parts of the world the cry is heard that the demand for candidates for the ministry and for the missions far exceeds the supply. The Rev. James Munn, Foreign Mission convener, reported to the Church of Scotland at its most recent General Assembly, “What seems to be most lacking, abroad as much as at […]

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Index for Volume 12, Issues 1-7, 1962

To correlate the volumes of TORCH AND TRUMPET with the calendar year only seven issues are listed here. The bracketed capital letters indicate the following featured departments, abbreviated as follows: (EC) – Editorial Comment; (PP) – Pointed Paragraphs; (TC) – Teeners’ Corner; (USC) – Under Church Spires. These abbreviations are used for the sake of […]

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Index for Volume 13, Issues 1-10, 1963

JANUARY THROUGH DECEMBER 1963 The bracketed capital letters indicate the following featured departments, abbreviated as follows: (EC) – Editorial Comment; (RW) – Reader Writes; (RMN) – Religion and Morals in the News; (TC) – Teeners’ Corner; (UCS) – Under Church Spires; (VP) Viewpoint. These abbreviations are used for the sake of greater clarity and facility […]

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No Greater Issue…

NO GREATER ISSUE… In The Church Herald, official organ of the Reformed Church in America, Dr. Louis Benes gives conviction on the basic issue which faces every Christian church in our day. The most important issue before the Church in this mid-twentieth century is not whether our church organizations are flourishing financially, or whether our […]

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How Should We Preach Today?

In the “Reformation Day” issue of Church and Nation we find some pointed remarks on the need for continual reformation. Especially the preaching of God’s Word, which is the dominant feature of worship in the Reformed churches, demands attention. In a brief but pointed article the Rev. F. Guillaume makes mention of this. “Unless we make […]

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Viewpoint…

WHERE THE LINES SHOULD BE DRAWN… The tumult and shouting of the American political campaign of 1964 have long since died away. New situations are developing to occupy attention, challenging us with their principles and compelling us to take our position. While the fires of conflict kindled throughout the world blind our eyes, legislation to […]

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Being Dead, Yet He Speaks

During the month of April Germany commemorated the death of one of its martyr-heroes. On April 9, 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was murdered by Nazi orders while the American army of liberation was moving swiftly toward the concentration camp where he was imprisoned. This brilliant theologian, dying at the early age of 39, has left his […]

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After Many Years…Another Dordt

Reformed believers who have not completely forgotten the rock whence they were hewn still hold in high honor the synod of Dordt (1618–19). Here the pattern of ecclesiastical life for their forebears in the Netherlands was so firmly fixed that it remained largely unchanged for some centuries. A few weeks ago another synod was held, […]

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