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Enjoying Life

This is the good old summertime! We’ve come at long last to the good days—after six months of winter in—Michigan. These are the days of showers and sunshine, growth and harvest of crops, days of gratifying warmth that cheers the body. These are the days of glorious rioting colors that rouse the soul into a spiral […]

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Jellema Letter

Letter to the Editor TORCH AND TRUMPET DEAR SIRS: While we are in agreement with the witness which Torch and Trumpet gives for orthodox Christianity in its best form, Calvinism, we sometimes find ourselves a little uneasy about statements appearing in the magazine. The February–March issue contained a number of these. Perhaps we have misinterpreted them. But we […]

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“The Superstitions of ‘Academic Freedom’”

II (Continued from last issue) Now the question arises, do most colleges practice and does Yale actually practice “academic freedom.” To this question Mr. Buckley answers that they do not, and, in fact, do “not even believe what they say about education and academic freedom” (p. 145). For example, an English teacher who would teach that Joyce […]

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Road to Modernism – Signposts!

(Concluding Article) MODERNISM, it h as been the contention of these articles, is not full-blown when it appears in the church, but it is rather like the mustard seed of which Scripture speaks. From a small unnoticed beginning it has a phenomenal development until it comes suddenly to fruition in open apostasy and an indifferent, dead […]

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The Book Nook

“Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh,” observed Solomon, the inspired author of Ecclesiastes. If that was true in Solomon’s day, how much more so today. The task of book editor is, in a measure, to eliminate the wearisome necessity of examining the many books being published. […]

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Mind, Heart, and Antithesis

In the April issue of The Reformed Journal Dr. Henry Stob of Calvin Seminary presents his reply to our “Note to a Seminary Professor” appearing in the February number of Torch and Trumpet. Dr. Stob’s reply is entitled “Towards Better Understanding.” Needless to say we have read Dr. Stob’s reply with a great deal of interest […]

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Vollenhoven – An Appreciation

In 1952 Dr. D.H. Th. Vollenhoven completed 25 years of teaching at the Free University of Amsterdam. In itself this is cause enough for rejoicing in praise of the mercies of God. The great cause for the rejoicing on the part of Prof. Vollenhoven’s associates was not merely the recognition of an anniversary, but rather that he […]

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Road to Modernism — Signposts!

Indifference to doctrine, we saw the last time, is so serious a thing because it reveals an unconcern for the truth of God. But it is also serious because it tends toward compromise and appeasement on truth and doctrinal matters. And this in turn, as I shall now try to show, leads to a false tolerance. […]

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Road to Modernism – Signposts!

The disease of our church is indifference to doctrine.” In this trenchant statement the Reverend Henry Bast, popular Grand Rapids preacher, characterizes his denomination, the Reformed Church of America (CL An Appeal To The Ministers And Laymen Of The Chicago And Iowa Synods, p. 4, 1949). If we were honest with ourselves, insofar as we have not […]

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