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Dear Editors: In May-June issue of TORCH AND TRUMPET, Edwin H. Palmer writes in favor of the organization called Citizens for Educational Freedom. He states that, at present, the Christian Reformed Church is undergoing a marked change in its thinking, but fails to mention two other national organizations working especially among college students to combat […]

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THE READER WRITES: Arens Comments – Huissen Replies

Sirs; Rev. C. Huissen’s article– H. J. Kuiper—a personal tribute—disturbs me, especially these remarks: 1. “And those of us who were closely associated with him know how distressed he was when he had to see in the closing days of his life his church’s critical posture toward worldly amusements held up to ridicule in the Calvin […]

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The Reader Writes: Disagrees with Prof. N. R. Van Til

MR. LEISTRA DISAGREES WITH PROFESSOR VAN TIL’S VIEWS ON POLITICAL LIBERALISM Mr. Van Til’s article, “Can a Theological Conservative Be a Political Liberal?” in the November TORCH AND TRUMPET is an extreme oversimplification of a very complex historical development. Mr. Van Til’s greatest error is to see only one kind of liberalism and to force all liberals into […]

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The Reader Writes: Disagrees with Rev. J. Byker

629 So. 198th Seattle 88, Wash. Mr. John J. Byker’s article, “Something For Nothing” is one of the most skillful pieces of biased propaganda I have yet encountered. The author begins his article with the undeniable truism that “evil men” have used the desire to get something for nothing to gain power and he then proceeds through […]

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The Reader Writes

“IF THOU WILT FALL DOWN AND WORSHIP ME” We read in Matthew 4 that “Jesus was led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.” According to the gospel of Luke. Jesus was tempted of the devil for forty days. No detail is given of the manner of temptation during those […]

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The Reader Writes

DR. HERMAN H. GRAY CHALLENGES Dear Rev. Kuiper: May I write to you in regard to some statements of Rev. Peter De Jong in the Nov. 1960 TORCH AND TRUMPET regarding expenditure of money for foreign mission work (see p. I6)? I shall not discuss mission principles with Rev. De Jong. However, he is not a […]

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The Reader Writes

Dear Editor: “Literate — for what?” under “Pointed Paragraphs in a recent issue of TORCH AND TRUMPET, is a question which we should ask—and answer with an avalanche of literature true to the Word of God. Mr. Van Til notes that the Communists are doing more than any other organized world-voice to supply the new armies […]

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The Reader Writes

A LETTER FROM DR. A. A. HOEKEMA Feb. 18, 1961 The Rev. H. J. Kuiper Managing Editor, TORCH AND TRUMPET Grand Rapids. Mich. Dear Rev. Kuiper: In the TORCH AND TRUMPET of January 1961, you address yourself to the question of the variations between the accounts of Jesus’ temptations found in Matthew and in Luke. You suggest […]

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In Reply to Dr. James Daane

In the September, 1958, issue of TORCH AND TRUMPET, an article appeared under the heading: The Future of our Christian Schools. The author was Mr. Raymond J. Geerdes, Mr. Geerdes also wrote: “Dr. Daane was later questioned as to whether this involvement in the American scene could not be more easily accomplished by sending a […]

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