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The Apple of His Eye

Some time in the early nineteen-thirties J. Gresham Machen spoke to a large audience in the chapel of the University of Chicago. According to the information given to the writer this noted spokesman for orthodox Christianity dwelt on the struggles of the church in the modern age. In speaking of the resources of the Christian in waging […]

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Life With R.B.

Very early in my marriage to Marietta, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. R. B. Kuiper, my younger brother, then about sixteen, enjoyed a brief period of close association with R. B. Kuiper. Afterward my brother said, “How can I be related to him too?” He found his contact with this very interesting and dynamic person so enjoyable that […]

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Amusement is usually the best way to react to to the gags and the pranks that are pulled off on a college campus. They can really be quite funny, often with a good measure of imaginativeness. The blend of industry, genius and mock-heroics that goes into many of these campus jinks can be highly amusing. This attitude […]

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The Book of Ascension

On Good Friday and Easter Sunday the churches are filled. There is no doubt in the minds of most Christians that these days represent redemptive facts of great personal importance. The sacrifice of Jesus Christ on Calvary and his rising again in power on the first day of the week are clearly matters of tremendous significance […]

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Civil Rights and the Brotherhood of Man

The intensive and massive struggle of the American Negro to achieve full and actual equality with the white citizens engages the interest of the entire civilized world. No doubt many outside the United States wonder that such a struggle should occur in the land that has been particularly hailed as the land where freedom and equality […]

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The New Face of the Roman Catholic Church

Under the regime of the late Pope John XXIII the Roman Catholic Church took on a new face. To be a bit more accurate I should perhaps call it a changed face. Reflecting the disposition and character of the genial pontiff, the Church took on a much more friendly face than it was accustomed to manifest. […]

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The Synod of 1963 and the Orange City Overture

A considerable number of voices have come to the attention of this writer expressing concern over the action of the Synod of 1963 in dealing with Overture No. 20. This overture had to do with the published views of one of the seminary professors on the subject of the love of God and “limited atonement.” Some of […]

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A Note on the Proposed Revised Church Order

The specific concern of this note can be stated by this question: Is the proposed revised Church Order of the Christian Reformed Church really a primary document? Another way of putting the question is this: Does this document have the character of a basic constitution of the church? This question is prompted by certain language that […]

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Why the Thunderings on the Right?

During and since Barry Goldwater’s unsuccessful run for the Presidency much has been said and written about extremism, especially extremism on the so-called “right.” Much of this commentary has been in the form of sharply adverse criticism. Not a little of this commentary has itself been extreme, though often couched in impeccable academic language with its […]

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