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LOST KEYS? A usual feature in any “lost and found” is an assortment of keys. Such important things ought not be mislaid and so one by one they are retrieved by their owners. But there are some keys which in the minds of some church members are as good as lost and today there is precious […]

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Alarming Statistics: Why?

Upon receiving the new Christian Reformed Yearbook, we are again made aware of the physical proportions of our church. Even though the statistics which are given in the Yearbook speak explicitly of quantity, there are many things which speak implicitly of the quality of the Church as well. Much has been written, for example, regarding the […]

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Of all Men Most Miserable?

I Corinthians 15 is the great chapter on the resurrection of the body. The apostle Paul bases the resurrection of the body on the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. But he does so in a strikingly interesting way. He asks us the readers to consider what our situation would be if Christ had […]

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2000 – The Year of the Decision

The Synod of the Christian Reformed Church meeting in the year 2000 will be faced once again with the issue of Women in Office. This matter will be on the agenda because the decision, taken by Synod 1995, which opened the offices of elder, minister, and evangelist to women, is to be revisited in five […]

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Rev. John Vander Ploeg

It is a pleasure to write a few words concerning the tenure of John Vander Ploeg, my father-in-law, as editor of The Outlook. Rev. Vander Ploeg had served as editor of The Banner from 1956 until his retirement in 1970. After his retirement from The Banner, he served as editor of The Outlook for about […]

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