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The Reformed Ecumenical Synod

At the invitation of the Committee on Arrangements for “The Fifth Reformed Ecumenical Synod,” which met in Grand Rapids, August 7 to 16, it was my privilege to attend most of its sessions. It is not my intention to give a full report in this article of all occurrences at the BES. That would require […]

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The Reformed Church in America

Returning delegates have generally found themselves questioned about two items that appeared before General Synod. The first is the issue of merger with the (Southern) Presbyterian Church, U.S.A committee comprised of twelve representatives from each denomination asked per. mission to formulate a “plan of union” that might be presented (though not necessarily) in 1967. The Particular […]

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World Council of Churches at New Delhi, India

REPORT ON THE WORLD COUNCIL MEETING IN NEW DELHI, INDIA The Editorial Committee of TORCH AND TRUMPET is greatly pleased to be able to present to its readers a report of the third meeting of the World Council of Christian Churches. It came fresh from the pen of one of our own ministers, Rev. Roger Greenway of […]

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Report of our Annual Fellowship Meeting

Reformed Fellowship incorporated is an organization whose sole purpose is to propagate and defend the Reformed faith. It seeks to do this through the publication of its magazine, TORCH AND TRUMPET, and other literature, the sponsoring of public lectures, and occasional meetings for the discussion of important subjects that center around the Reformed faith. This Fellowship was […]

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Evangelical Theological Society

At the 11th Annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Dr. Allan A. MacRae, president of Faith Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, was elected president of the organization for 1960. Over one hundred writers, professors and other evangelical leaders were in attendance. The gathering in Wheaton was the tenth anniversary meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, the professional […]

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Dr. George Stob on Infallibility

The occasion of the lively controversy which has been carried on for many months in the Christian Reformed Church is the publication of two articles in Stromata the student publication of Calvin Seminary. In these articles—questions were raised in connection with the infallibility and–of Scripture. The thesis of these articles is that me doctrine of infallibility is carried […]

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Report on Synod 1995

INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS The 1995 Synod of the Christian Reformed Church, meeting from June 13 to June 21 in Grand Rapids at Calvin College, marks a definite watershed in the official direction of the CRC. The procedures used in arriving at certain decisions and the policies adopted will have, in the opinion of this writer, a profound […]

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Aaron’s Oil and Mountain Dew

A Report of Classis Midwest of the United Reformed Churches in North America Psalm 133—Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. […]

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The third synod of the United Reformed Churches in North America (URC) convened on Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at the Cornerstone United Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. One hundred twenty six delegates from 69 churches (all but two) were present as well as fraternal observers and many visitors. After opening devotions, a roll call and […]

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Report of NAPARC 1999

The fall scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern North Carolina with its resident stock of gray squirrels, provided the picturesque background for the 25th annual session of the North America Presbyterian and Reformed Council (NAPARC). Bonclarken, the beautiful conference grounds of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Flat Rock, NC, hosted representatives from […]

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