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A Look at Books

The Bible and Archaeology J.A. THOMPSON Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, MI, 1962, 438 pp., $5.95. Of the many publications in the general area of archaeology and the Bible this is one of the better. It is a revised edition of a single-volume version of three earlier works on Biblical archaeology issued by […]

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Viewpoint…

Once on a visit to our nation’s capital I had the privilege of sitting in on a session of our Supreme Court. If ever you have the opportunity, don’t miss it. It does something to you. The building which houses it is constructed of solid granite, symbolic of what this Court is supposed to be to […]

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A Look at Books

Barnes’ Notes on the New Testament Edited by INGRAM COSBIN I Volume (complete and unabridged). 1763 pages, published by Kregel, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Price $14.95. Barnes has long been for many Bible students a standby and a standard. Through the years (almost a century), it has been found on family bookshelves, in pastors’ libraries, church […]

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A Look at Books

The Words and Wonders of the Cross by GORDON GIROD Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, 1962, 154 pages, $2.50. The author of this book is pastor of Seventh Reformed Church in Grand Rapids. He is without a doubt one of the most prominent pulpiteers in this city and in the Reformed Church of America. Reverend […]

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H.J. Kuiper: A Personal Tribute

Thoughts multiplied within me as I stood in line recently to view the remains of the Reverend Henry J. Kuiper. One of them which will not down is the impression that with the passing of this man and others of his generation we arc witnessing the end of an era in the history of the Christian […]

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The Empty Tomb

What differentiates Christianity from all other religions is the empty tomb. Christianity stands or falls with the resurrection of our Lord. No wonder that no fact of Scripture is more vehemently assailed. It would seem that the Lord anticipated this. Certainly, no other redemptive fact stands more indisputably attested. The various accounts of the resurrection as […]

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Does our Seminary Need a President?

In these days of the welfare state we are all familiar with the road that leads to bureaucracy. The government sets up a bureau in a certain area of service, seemingly rather innocent at first, but it soon mushrooms into something very important, that clings to the body politic, like the barnacles that attach themselves to […]

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So Your Church is “Vacant”

Well, the perennial question of calling ministers is once again in the public eye. The Banner has published some articles on it recently; the question of an information bureau was up before Synod. But this thing is like the weather. Everybody talks about it, but nobody does anything about it. This writer would like to share […]

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Ignoramus, Ignoramibus!

Dusting off an old Latin dictionary this morning I came across these terms. As you undoubtedly know, they mean: “We don’t know; we never will know.” If I may be permitted a bit of poetic license, let’s make it mean I am an ignoramus and am getting ignoramusser. Or, shedding all literary embellishments and descending […]

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Indifference, Stagnation, Bankruptcy, Apostasy

What‘s this world coming to? Here is a question asked by many thinking people. Is not a seething caldron of unrest, rebellion, anarchy? With the Psalmist we pray, “Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty” (Psalm 74:20). What is the Church coming to? That too […]

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