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More than thirty years ago the writer heard a Methodist minister of the gospel make this statement before a group engaged in a study of Christian leadership in Protestant churches, “Unless tho Christian church undergirds gospel preaching with a sound educational program centered in the Scriptures she will find her influence decreaSing rapidly,” This brother in the […]

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Within recent weeks we again commemorated the grace of God which operated providentially to produce some centuries ago the reformation of his church on earth. Our attention centered itself among other things on the precious privilege of having been incorporated in that spiritual body. We appreciated anew the sentiments of that great man of God, John […]

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The Reformed Review During the past eight years the faculty of Western Seminary at Holland, Michigan, has issued a small quarterly bulletin. With the opening of a fine new seminary building, the faculty decided “to signalize this happy event” by improving their periodical. Since last October The Western Seminary Bulletin has appeared in a new format under the […]

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The Church of Christ in the World

Two men were talking over a Monday morning cup of coffee. Both were typical American suburban dwellers who never bothered much about the church. As well informed individuals they had heard about the current movement back to the church by many citizens. They had decided to try it too. After all, going to church never hurt anyone […]

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Under the Church Spires…

A Roman Catholic Evaluation of Protestant Churches “AMERICAN Protestants go to church for ‘amusement’ and are less concerned about religious doctrine than parking facilities.” This is the opinion of Osservatore Della Domenica, Vatican city Sunday magazine as quoted by The Albertan, Calgary, Albertha daily (Feb. 6, 1956). The American Protestant “leaves home for a religious service and goes […]

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The Church and Politics A five year controversy between the clergymen and the laymen of the National Council of Churches was recently “disclosed” from the laymen’s side in the U.S. News and World Report (Feb. 3, 1956, pp. 43–48). Mr. J. Howard Pew, former president of the Sun Oil Company, reports that the 190 member Laymen’s Committee, […]

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Under Church Spires…

A Sample of Ecumenical Agitation The existence of separate Christian denominations is widely deplored in our time, if we may be permitted to express an opinion so obviously true as scarcely to warrant mention. “Ecumenicism” is the impressive word coined out of this impatience with ecclesiastical boundaries, and it is often on most every churchman’s lips these […]

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John Calvin and Educational Reform Dr. W. Stanford Reid (Professor of History at McGill University, Montreal) has written a stimulating article on “Calvin and the Founding of the Academy of Geneva” (Westminster Theological Journal, November, 1955, pp. 1–33). Calvin is known of course for his reformation of the church, but not so much for the reformation […]

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Under Church Spires…

No Hope for Reunion? The fact of a recent division in the Protestant Reformed Churches is not a valid reason for rejoicing on the part of anyone. Church strife is most unpleasant, and its consequences too grievous to allow any other reaction but sadness. This is not to deny that there may well be occasion for […]

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What They are Thinking…

The Free University – Church and State During October the Free University of Amsterdam celebrated its seventy.fifth anniversary. The Reformed people of the Netherlands had good reason to rejoice in the progress of their university. It was begun in 1880 with a faculty of five, a student body of three and no campus. Today it has […]

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