FILTER BY:

1969 Agenda Synod

ISN’T IT TIME TO ALLOW LODGE MEMBERS INTO THE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH? The rumor has been around for a while that some people in the Christian Reformed Church were quite dissatisfied with the current position as to the essential incompatibility of membership in oath-hound, secret societies and membership in the church. In short, that position […]

Continue reading

The Reformed Ecumenical Synod

The Reformed Ecumenical Synod met in Lunteren, the Netherlands from August 12-23. The Synod got off to a very slow start taking a whole morning to elect a Moderamen. Thereupon the Modefamen appointed personnel to the various committees then went to work preparing their reports. Procedure is always the difficulty in international meetings of this […]

Continue reading

1968 Acts of Synod

The report of tile activities and actions of Synod is presented by Rev. Edward Heerema. He lias attempted to offer an accurate presentation of the positions of the speakers and the nature of the debate. Only the most important matters in the judgment of the reporter 000 editorial board are hereby presented. The Board of […]

Continue reading

1968 Agenda Synod

THE LITURGICAL COMMITTEE REPORT (1968 Agenda, pp. 8–2) One of the lengthier reports in this year’s Agenda is the Liturgical Committee Report. It covers 64 pages in the Agenda for 1968. Historically, the Christian Reformed Church has not accepted a uniform liturgy to be followed by alt our churches. The Committee relates the previous efforts […]

Continue reading

The Shadow of Ambiguity

Synod 1967 the Christian Reformed Church said that “Professor Dekker has erred in making ambiguous statements and using them in an abstract way,” and the brother was admonished for his errors in this regard. The present writer has described this decision as one of “vague inconclusiveness.” Synod did not define its use of the two […]

Continue reading

After Four and a Half Years – A Decision

When the Synod of the Christian Reformed Church met in June of this year at the Knollcrest Campus of Calvin College there were many very important items on the Agenda. But the matter which caused the most concern and attracted the most attention was the doctrinal issue raised by the writings of Prof. Harold Dekker in the […]

Continue reading

Synod in New Zealand

The tenth Synod of the Reformed Churches of New Zealand met in Avondale, Auckland, May 8-12, 1967. Readers of publications of our sister Churches around the world may be interested in a few of the main decisions of that week, thus we write these paragraphs. Re-affirming its whole-hearted support of the R.E.S., Synod not surprisingly, agreed […]

Continue reading

The Synod of 1967 and Missions

Missions, someone has once said, is the lifeblood of Christ’s church. It is therefore not surprising that also the Christian Reformed synod of 1967 gave attention to this great work which Christ has laid upon it. Although not a synod which was primarily and pre-eminently concerned with this aspect of the church’s ministry, it did take […]

Continue reading

Agenda – Christian Reformed Synod 1967

Several firsts are to be noted in regard to the Agenda for 1967 Synod. The first is the voluminous size of this year’s Agenda. It consists of 550 pages, the largest ever produced by the Christian Reformed Church. A second notable distinction is the format of the cover of the Agenda. It consists of the proposed […]

Continue reading

The 1966 Synod of the Reformed Church in America

The General Synod of the Reformed Church in America which met in Holland, Michigan, in June was neither more radically liberal nor more conservative than past synods. Instead, the Synod contributed predictably and substantially to conforming the Reformed Church in America to the thinking and action of the rest of the ecumenical denominations. Three radical and […]

Continue reading