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Torch and Trumpet Honored

The TORCH AND TRUMPET has been a member of the Evangelical Press Association for only one year. Yet at the annual convention of the EPA, held on May 12–14 in Grand Rapids, the TORCH AND TRUMPET received two significant awards. The first award was received in the category called “Higher Goals in Christian Journalism.” TORCH […]

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What about “Parochiaid”?

The matter of public funds for private and parochial schools is one of the most controversial issues that face both the legislatures of our nation and the people within this nation. Indeed. every citizen has taken upon himself the responsibility to speak on this subject as is evident from the letters to the editor in […]

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April 3, 1968 Editorial Committee TORCH AND TRUMPET Breton Village Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506 Dear Editors: In my article “The Shadow of Ambiguity” appearing in the April issue of your valued magazine is an error that I am particularly eager to correct. The text as it appears carries undesirable overtones. I refer to the sentence […]

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THE UBIQUITY OF THE PINK PEPPERMINT A Roman Catholic family moved into the house next door to a Christian Reformed family. After they had become acquainted, the Roman Catholic housewife felt free, over a cup of coffee, to say to the Christian Reformed housewife, “I understand a little of what your church believes, but one […]

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What Did the Angels Sing?

One of the most amazing things about the Christmas story found in the Gospels is the simplicity with which it is told. Luke, for example, does not attempt to embellish the story in any way to remove anything that might distract from the sentimentality of his account, nor does he add some things that might make […]

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THE TIDE IS TURNING There was a time when the great universities in this country were Christian institutions. Today the Christian witness that once was heard in all of these great centers of learning is being muted, or has already been silenced. Secularism is the new religion to which professor and student alike arc committed. The […]

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Agenda – Christian Reformed Synod 1967

Several firsts are to be noted in regard to the Agenda for 1967 Synod. The first is the voluminous size of this year’s Agenda. It consists of 550 pages, the largest ever produced by the Christian Reformed Church. A second notable distinction is the format of the cover of the Agenda. It consists of the proposed […]

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The February, 1967, issue of TORCH AND TRUMPET carried a review of the catechism curriculum material produced by the Committee on Education for grade six. The course is entitled Steps in Faith. In this review the Rev. Henry Vanden Heuvel lodges some very serious criticisms against this course and comes to the conclusion that “this […]

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THE LONG WEEKEND? The Christian Labor Herald (February, 1967) presented an interesting report entitled “Holidays On Monday.” It stated that the members of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States were polled as to whether or nGt they would favor the observance of Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Independence Day, Veteran’s Day and Washington’s birthday on Monday. The purpose […]

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The Constitutional Basis of the W.C.C.

“The World Council of Churches is relatively young, but it did not come about overnight. After centuries of separation, the Christian Churches in the twentieth century set about to heal their divisions and earnestly to seek the unity of the Church.” So reads the brochure, “What is the World Council of Churches?,” published by the WCC shortly […]

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