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Race Resolutions and the Race Problem

In August of 1958 the Reformed Ecumenical Synod convened in the Union of South Africa, and on the agenda of this synod appeared the reports of three study committees on tho race problem. These study committees were appointed by the R.E.S. of Edinburgh in 1953 as a consequence of an overture presented by the Orthodox Presbyterian […]

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Impressions of the Synod of 1956

One of the thrills of the Reformed faith is that many churches may and do cooperate in the same cause. We do not believe in an independent, Congregational type of government. where each local congregation is a completely autonomous unit working with other churches only in a very loose way. Rather, being closely united in doctrine, […]

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What’s Coming Up at the CRC Synod ‘93?

The Synod of the Christian Reformed Church will gather for its annual meeting on the campus of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on June 8, 1993. A prayer service for synod will be held the previous evening in the Mayfair CRC of Grand Rapids. For the first time, synod will devote its first afternoon and […]

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Introducing…CRC Synod 1993

On Wednesday, June 15, 1993, we were seated in the Fine Arts Center at Calvin College, very thankful that the majority committee regarding women in ecclesiastical office was recommending upholding the decision of Synod 1992 which maintained the wording of Church Order Article 3. Imagine our shock when after just a few minutes, the majority recommendation […]

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Synod 1993 (Part I)

The agenda before the 1993 CRC synod was, relatively speaking, rather light; but what It dealt WIth was very weighty. The matter of women and ecclesiastical office was again before the delegates of this year’s synod. Many members of the CRC felt that this issue had reached something of a resolution in 1992 when that synod […]

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Synod 1993 (Part II)

Synod 1993 concluded its sessions late Thursday afternoon, June 17. The final gavel sounded and the delegates prepared to return to their respective homes, churches and communities. Some left with a sense of major accomplishment while others left with heavy hearts and a deep concern for the denomination. Throughout the sessions synod attempted to divert the […]

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Synod 1993 (Part III)

Synod 1993 had several matters before it which have received relatively little attention in the shadow of the prevailing topics of women in office, regional synods and children at the Lord’s Table. The delegates were nonetheless confronted with these “lesser” matters, some equally controversial, some held over from past years, and had to decide what […]

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On the first afternoon of CRC Synod 1993, the delegates were involved in an exercise which has the potential of effecting the process of thought and decision making in the church for generations to come. The exercise involved a piece of modern art which consisted of rusty pipes on a stand. The delegates sat all around it […]

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What is Coming Up at the Christian Reformed Synod 1996?

The Synod of the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) is scheduled to meet for its annual session from June 11–21, 1996, on the campus of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The session will be preceded by a prayer service on the previous evening in the Seymour CRC of Grand Rapids. When the synod officially convenes, […]

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Christian Reformed Synod 1997

The Synod of the Christian Reformed Church is scheduled to meet for its annual session from June 14–21, 1997, at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This will be the first time that the synod will meet for just one week – from Saturday to Saturday. This was decided by the Synod of 1996 to […]

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