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In A Few Words

The Board of Reformed Fellowship would like to introduce you to our new board members. The Rev. Casey Freswick was elected to be the president and chairman of the board. The Rev. Austin Reed was elected to be the board’s Vice-All, and Mr. Christopher Engelsma was elected to hold a board seat. The board wishes […]

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Why?

Why another magazine? That question is being asked by many. We wish to give a definite answer to that perfectly natural question.               A second question is being asked. Why are two magazines coming out at the same time? People are wondering if the birth of these two periodicals […]

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Thank you–Farewell–Welcome

In this issue of The Outlook we want to say thank you to our typesetter/graphic layout artist, Mary Van Der Aa, and our proofreader, Norene Aukeman. Mary came to us as a new bride, full of enthusiasm and creative ideas for our journal. She has worked very hard to produce an attractive format through which […]

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Why?

In April of this year, 2001, The Outlook will commemorate its 50th year of publication. It began as the Torch and Trumpet and retained that name for many years. Its circulation was most active in the Christian Reformed Church. In this issue as well as March and April, we will feature a number of reprints […]

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Farewell

It was the spring of 1989 when we were asked by the board of Reformed Fellowship to become the new editors of The Outlook, replacing Rev. Peter De Jong. It was a sobering invitation because we knew that issues were heating up in the Christian Reformed Church. Worship battles were raging. The fight was on […]

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Farewell and Welcome

To our members, subscribers, and readers… It is often more comfortable to continue to do things we are accustomed to doing in the same way and in the same context. But it is also true that when change is introduced it can be welcomed and enjoyed. Changes are about to be introduced to The Outlook. […]

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Reflections on Past Blessings

Fifty years—more than half of a man’s life-span. For any religious periodical this should fill our hearts with thanksgiving and praise.               How well I remember our first meeting. The second World War had passed with profound changes everywhere. Also for the Christian Reformed Church it was a time […]

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Fifty years ago The Outlook—originally called Torch and Trumpet—published its first issue. The lead editorial, simply entitled “Why?”, set forth the aims of the publishers and editors. The magazine would present a Reformed voice on doctrine and life, written primarily for the laity, but with some articles for ministers. It would be primarily positive in […]

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Rev. John Vander Ploeg

It is a pleasure to write a few words concerning the tenure of John Vander Ploeg, my father-in-law, as editor of The Outlook. Rev. Vander Ploeg had served as editor of The Banner from 1956 until his retirement in 1970. After his retirement from The Banner, he served as editor of The Outlook for about […]

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Meet the Editor

Before I introduce myself I would like to express a word of appreciation to the retiring editors of The Outlook, Rev. and Mrs. Tom Vanden Heuvel. I began serving on the Board of Reformed Fellowship almost ten years ago. At that time Tom and Laurie had been editors for a little over a year. Back […]

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