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The Christian and the World

(What is the significance of Dr. Abraham Kuyper for the “problem of the relation of the Church to the world of culture”? Dr. Runner sets himself to describe Kuyper’s contribution in the concrete context of considerable difference of opinion in today’s Reformed community.) This default on the part of the Calvinists of the Reformation period with […]

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Under Church Spires…

Kalamazoo Pastor Editor-elect of Christian Reformed Weekly Election of the Rev. John Vander Ploeg. pastor of Grace Christian Reformed Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan, to succeed the Rev. Henry J. Kuiper as editor of The Banner, denominational weekly magazine, was a surprise decision of the 1955 Christian Reformed synod last month. Nominated to this very important position (Banner subscribers […]

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Under Church Spires…

The Voice of the Prophet in the Reformed Church in America THE REV. HENRY P. KIK, pastor of Fourth Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, has issued a brochure of some twenty-seven mimeographed pages which is quite likely to cause considerable discussion. Its title is “The Reformed Faith in Conflict.” Its message is a call for separation on […]

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The Christian and the World

“Basil (9) considers that all was not tainted from the moral point of view in even this profane literature so much decried at the time; that the poets, orators and historians knew how to give praise to what is good and that they provide an abundance of precepts and examples capable of bringing an ennobling […]

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Under Church Spires…

The South Votes No! It is no longer news that the proposal to unite the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (North), the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. (South), and the United Presbyterian Church of North America has been defeated because of failure to gain approval from the required number of Southern presbyteries. By February 1 thirty-five “U.S. […]

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Persecution in Colombia

Fanatical Roman Catholics in the name of Conservative politics are shedding blood in Colombia today. One year ago the town of EI Carmen in the state of Norte de Santander was the scene of a typical political-religious scourge. Two hundred armed policemen raided the town. Wherever a copy of the Bible was found the people […]

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Church and World

Catholic Catechism Released, New Sins are Addressed For the first time in over four centuries, the Roman Catholic Church has issued a new universal catechism. The new edition reaffirms some traditional tenets of the faith, clarifies certain issues of modern-day society, and identifies new sins. Among the sins defined in the catechism released Nov. 16 […]

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The 1992 Alliance of Reformed Churches

Sixty-two congregations sent representatives to the meeting of the Alliance of Reformed Churches held in Chicago from November 17 to November 19, 1992. Although most of the churches present came from the CRC areas of Ontario, Chicago, west Michigan and northwest Iowa. some delegates traveled from as far away as Idaho and Florida. Fifty-one of […]

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Church & World

Classis Submits Overtures for 1993 Ratification of Women in All Offices We want to call the attention of our readers to the overture submitted to Classis Grand Rapids East by First CRC. It comes in the political form of an Appeal designed to convince Synod 1993 of the error of Synod 1992. If the Appeal […]

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GRANDVILLE, MI (February 24, 1993) – Classis Grandville’s January 21 regular meeting voted down a proposal to lift the deposition status of Beverly CRC (independent) pastor, Rev. Art Besteman. After twice closing its doors for a two hour long executive session, classis also authorized its “ad hoc assistance committee” to “engage appropriate legal counsel, and if necessary pursue legal action with the […]

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