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“JUST CALL ME DICK” “Ministers of God’s Word” have a real problem these days. Their problem is that they don’t know what to call themselves as they move among their fellowmen in twentieth century American society. The title “Reverend” seems so awkward. Besides, any high school graduate (or most any high school graduate) can tell you that the […]

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“The Twilight of Evolution”

June 5, 1964 TORCH AND TRUMPET Breton Village Grand Rapids, Michigan Dear Editor: The well-nigh blanket endorsement of The Twilight oj Evolution given in a forward under the general signature, Reformed Fellowship, and the unqualified endorsement by R. J. Rushdoony in a TORCH AND TRUMPET book review tend to give the layman the impression that […]

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The Christian Academic Mind

“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus” – Philippians 2:5 (AV) The secular ideal the academic mind is the ideal of complete freedom. It is an ideal which gives the student the right to question all propositions whatsoever. The student must be completely free in every area of thought. He must […]

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This past Summer on a university campus a conservative Baptist friend suggested to me that a conservative Christian could not be a liberal in politics. He suggested that theological conservatism and political-liberalism were incompatible. This was not a startling statement as consistency would seem to demand as much. Not long after this the political views of […]

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Scriptural “Nonsense”

From time to time in our religious periodicals we are presented with the idea that by some canons of interpretation the language of the Bible may turn out to be nonsense. The question bas come up in the discussion of the infallibility of the Bible.1 The question of sense and nonsense also comes up in the discussion […]

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Current Sentimentality and Reformed Church Music

According to the historical narrative, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant could recognize only one musical composition, namely, Yankee Doodle. Such extreme tone deafness is undoubtedly rare. Most of us have a more sensitive discernment and appreciation. We all feel the need of music generally, and in worship particularly. We would consider a worship service rather drab […]

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