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NOTE No. 1 These notes were written on board the S. S. Orsova as it was steaming south and westward toward Australia. A number of fine Christian folk were on board; real Christian fellowship was enjoyed. Various subjects were discussed. Christian education was one of these. The minister from the Assembly of God (Pentecostal), the […]

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From a Principal’s Desk

The school principal is in a unique and strategic position in the field of education. Education “busses” all around him. He sees and feels the rapid pulse-beat of modern education from practically every angle. Students, teachers, parents all confront him with the day-by-day, actual problems of school life. Board, faculty, promotional organizations press upon him the responsibilities […]

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Ten O’Clock

Although scores of thousands of children never attend the public schools in the United States and Canada, all parents are taxed alike to maintain the public school system. Christian parents whose convictions will not allow them to use “neutral” schools for the training of their children are therefore penalized as they erect and maintain schools consistent with […]

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Foundations

A new dictator has risen to power! He is not a member of the United Nations Security Council. He is not officially recognized by any existing national government. He has not been elected to any office by any constituency. That dictator must be destroyed or we and our children shall be destroyed. But he is very […]

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A Calvinistic University in America

In the last issue I introduced the discussion of the movement for a Calvinistic University in America by undertaking a fairly broad analysis of the present historical situation. An attempt was made to assess elements of strength and weakness as a background for realistic thinking concerning the attainment of this goal. The particular advantage of […]

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A Calvinistic University in America

For a number of decades Calvinistic Christians have been giving expression to the hope that there might be a “Free University” in America. It has remained, however, little more than an ideal. That the ideal has not been realized may be accounted for in many ways. Not every observer would agree perhaps on all points. But […]

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When God Speaks

Reformed Christians accept among their creeds a statement called The Belgic Confession or, simply, The Confession of Faith. In the foreword to this creed we are told that a man in Belgium, Guido de Bres, died a martyr’s death because he wrote this creedal statement. It is, therefore, a thing to be taken seriously. In […]

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What Do Professors Do?

For a couple of years I heard comments about a book I was not eager to read. The book’s title put me off: it is called Profscam. The subtitle tells us more: Professors and the Demise of Higher Education. The author of this book is Charles J. Sykes. and it was published by St. Martin’s […]

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Fighting Words

At a recent Redeemer College faculty meeting, we talked about the antithesis. The context was a discussion of Reformed emphases and distinctives in our curriculum—how best to introduce and reinforce them. During the meeting we also talked about tensions resulting from the diversity of church backgrounds represented in the student body. It is sometimes difficult […]

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OBE – Bane or Blessing?

If you want to start a lively debate, one sure way to do so is to make a statement about Outcomes-Based Education, “OBE” for short. During the last few years the clash of opinions on this issue has been heard loud and long in many of our Christian school communities. In some of those communities, […]

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