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What is “Progress”? (I)

“Progress” can be defined as the process of advancing toward a specific goal. There have been sharp differences of opinion on what constitutes progress in various areas of human endeavor. In the area of environment control, some view progress as the development of new shopping plazas and housing developments. Conservationists see these projects not as […]

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Are You Listening?

Recently a missionary said: “Violence against Christians is on the increase in every part of the world, the West included. God is removing His restraints, with the result that political oppression, polarization of peoples and ideas and harsh raw violence are surfacing everywhere, and as it was in the days of the early church, men […]

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Reformed Women Speak: Immunity

When it comes to health and communicable diseases we are all agreed that it is important to have immunity. Thanks to public health care, measles and chicken pox just aren’t what they used to he. But this past winter the Russian flu hit our high schools exactly as predicted, because the population under 25 years […]

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Passing the Banner

Laurie Vanden Heuvel (Mrs. Thomas Vanden Heuvel) has consented to replace Miss Johanna Timmer as editor of “Reformed Women Speak.” We welcome her as new editor of this department. With a mixture of sadness and joy we learned of the passing of Miss Johanna Timmer. We were sad because the church had lost a spiritual […]

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Housecleaning

As this issue of THE OUTLOOK goes to press we have been shocked by the sudden death of Miss Johanna Timmer, our departmental editor. Miss Timmer has over many years shown herself ready to labor and, where necessary, to fight for the Reformed Faith. We shall miss her staunch support and faithful labors in the […]

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A Blessed Hunger

Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled. Matt. 5:6 This text begs for an answer to the following questions: What is hunger? What is righteousness? What does it mean to hunger and thirst after righteousness? How do I experience the satisfaction of being “filled”? What constitutes the blessedness […]

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A Godly Grandmother

Miss Johanna Timmer, departmental editor for Reformed Women Speak, writes: “The following tender account of one of God’s saints, is by Mrs. Frederika Prank, wife of the Rev. C. Pronk. You will find it a most pleasing essay about her very influential Christian grandmother. Old and young will enjoy this moving account of an outstanding […]

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Always in Love?

In a recent issue of The Banner I read that God sometimes speaks in judgment, “always He speaks in love.” This statement troubles me. Does God always speak in love? Doesn‘t the very word “judgment” deny that claim? Implicit in the word “judgment” are the concepts of acquittal and condemnation. If the judgment is “not guilty” […]

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“Yet . . .”

Miss Johanna Timmer, departmental editor of Reformed Women Speak writes: “Let us especially remember the young people in Communist lands who are willing to suffer persecution for the sake of the Lord Jesus Christ.” In Psalm 74 Asaph complains bitterly about the conditions of his day because of “the devastation of the land by the […]

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Reformed Women Speak: Single Missionaries

Miss Johanna Timmer, departmental editor of Reformed Women Speak writes: “Miss Elzinga is one of the first graduates of the RBC [Reformed Bible College of Grand Rapids, Michigan]. Because they had no room for her in the CRC in Japan, she is teaching in a Junior College in Shimonoseki under the auspices of the RCA.” A […]

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