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Synod Letter June 1996

June 13, 1996 Dr. David H. Englehard, General Secretary Christian Reformed Church in North America 2850 Kalamazoo Ave S.E.   The Synod of the Christian Reformed Church in North America Grand Rapids, Michigan Dear Brothers in Christ: Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Mindful of the blessings that we have received from […]

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J. Gresham Machen and the Cost of Faithfulness

During the first half of the twentieth century J. Gresham Machen was widely regarded as conservative Protestantism’s most articulate and forceful defender. When he died suddenly on January 1, 1937 at the age of 55, Presbyterians and Reformed mourned the loss of a man who had almost single-handedly kept Calvinism alive even if not entirely […]

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Church & World July/August 1997

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) met at Village Seven Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs for tis 25th General Assembly meeting June 9–13. This denomination was founded in December of 1973. It separated from the Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS) in opposition to its long-developing theological liberalism. The PCA […]

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The Changing Scene and the Unchanging Word

This year marks the 60th anniversary of J. Gresham Machen’s death on January 1, 1937. Machen was one of the most prominent scholarly defenders of the Christian faith in its conflict with modernism in the early part of the twentieth century. He founded the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) and Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. Early […]

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Letter to Editor

April 8, 1998 Dear Editors: In your January 1998 Issue of The Outlook, at the top of page 9, under the heading RESTRUCTURING ECCLESIASTICAL FELLOWSHIP, please note the following introductory statement: “The Orthodox Presbyterian Church thinks it ‘flunked’ the test of dealing with the Christian Reformed Church and wants to avoid making the same set […]

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On March 22–23, 2006 the committees for ecumenicity of both the OPC and the URCNA met in Willow Grove, PA to further their ecumenical dialogue. Present from the URCNA: John A. Bouwers, Chuck Dykstra, Gary Findley, Casey Freswick, Don Hoaglander, Todd Joling, Ralph A. Pontier, William Van der Woerd, Harry Zekveld. Present from the OPC: […]

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