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The Frustration of Protest

Taking its cue from the Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of Calvin College and Seminary, Synod 1968 adopted the following recommendation: “That Synod take note of the fact that our consistories and people are being subjected to illicit and undermining propaganda regarding Calvin College and Seminary, that it deplores this practice and calls […]

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The Christian Reformed Church on Trial

“I don’t know what is wrong with our church, the way it has handled the ‘Dekker matter.’” That remark was recently made to the writer of these lines by a minister in the Christian Reformed Church who has served the denomination well in several churches and in various broader ecclesiastical responsibilities and is still in active service. […]

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The Editor’s Page…

Last week a Calvin seminary student was teaching a catechetical class in a Grand Rapids church on the authority and accuracy of the Holy Scriptures. During the explanation one of the catechumens, a lad about nine years of age, raised his hand and upon given permission to speak announced that the Bible contained errors. Surprised, […]

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Three Footnotes to the Calvin Jubilee Pageant

With a week-long jubilee we celebrated some sixteen months ago the seventy-five year existence of our beloved Calvin Seminary and College. Highlight of that Jubilee was a Pageant, which pictured in a series of scenes the growth of these two institutions. The Pageant was an artistic triumph for everyone who had anything to do with it, […]

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Church & World January 1996

Former Christian Reformed Congregations Federate to Form “Fellowship of Uniting Reformed Churches” LYNWOOD, IL (November 27, 1995) URNS — After eleven meetings over a period of ten years, most of the 55 independent congregations in the Alliance of Reformed Churches have decided they want to “federate” into a new denomination. What the federation will look […]

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Church & World December 1996

CALVIN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY TERMINATES PRO-GAY PROFESSOR GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (November 21, 1996) URNS – Dutch theologian Dr. Jan Veenhof arrived at Calvin Seminary this fall with widespread fanfare as the seminary’s second-ever “distinguished visiting professor of theology.” Less than three months later, he is leaving in a quite undistinguished manner, having been terminated by the […]

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