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Book Review

The Body: Being Light in the Darkness by Charles Colson with Ellen Santilli Vaughn, Word Publishing, Dallas, 1992, 455 pp. Reviewed by Thomas Vanden Heuvel. Charles Colson, well-known in Christian circles as the founder of Prison Fellowship Ministries and former presidential aide, has teamed up with Ellen Santilli Vaughn, vice-president of executive communications for Prison […]

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Book Review

Women and Worship: Their Places in Today’s World by Herman Hoekstra, Brentwood Christian Press, Columbus, GA 31904-7217 reviewed by Thomas Vanden Heuvel I am delighted to review this book by Rev. Herman Hoekstra on the subject of women and worship. Rev. Hoekstra is a faithful ChrIstian Reformed Church minister who has served churches in New Mexico, […]

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Introducing…CRC Synod 1993

On Wednesday, June 15, 1993, we were seated in the Fine Arts Center at Calvin College, very thankful that the majority committee regarding women in ecclesiastical office was recommending upholding the decision of Synod 1992 which maintained the wording of Church Order Article 3. Imagine our shock when after just a few minutes, the majority recommendation […]

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Praise Under Pressure

How can someone be happy in trouble? The first Thanksgiving Day was a time of praise to almighty God in the midst of great trouble. Nearly three-fourths of the original group that landed at Plymouth had died. The weather had been cruel. In a time of deep adversity, the God-fearing people came together to give […]

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Response

Our response to Dr. Borgdorff’s comments are best expressed by the article of Dr. Cornel Venema in this issue of The Outlook. We urge a careful reading of it. We want to assure Dr. Borgdorff that our problem is not with the sculpture that was chosen. The “Understanding Opinions Metephor” depended on an abstract object […]

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Post Synod Unrest

Unrest in the wake of CRC synod ‘92 has focused on three basic issues: 1) the ecclesiastical disobedience to the decision of Synod ‘92 on the part of Eastern Avenue CRC, Church of the Servant CRC and other churches who have ordained women to the office of elder subsequent to the synodical decision (and Grace […]

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Editors’ Response

It is wonderful to hear the president of Calvin Seminary assure our readers that Its professors are champions of Reformed orthodoxy. But, in spIte of this ringing testimony, it was certain professors from Calvin Seminary, along with others, who In the past pushed for women elders and ministers from the very earliest days of the discussion They did […]

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Book Review: When the Wicked Seize a City

When the Wicked Seize a City by Chuck and Donna McIlhenny and Frank York, Huntington House Publishers: Lafayette, Louisiana 70505, 1993. Reviewed by Thomas  Vanden Heuvel Chuck and Donna McIlhenny pastor the First Orthodox Presbyterian Church in San Francisco; Frank York is a writer and editor in the Public Policy Department with Focus on the […]

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Window of Opportunity

When we chose the wording for the theme of this issue of The Outlook, we were tempted to put a question mark behind it to read WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY? This would not be strange because CR synods have been flip-flopping the past four years—seriously jeopardizing their credibility. And although this year’s synodical decision re: women […]

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