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The Sign of Christmas

“And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” Luke 2:12 On that joyous night so long ago of the birth of Jesus our Savior, heavenly messengers sang the announcement of His birth in melody sweeter than anything this earth had ever heard. […]

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Winter

Snow falls on sere field and chill stream, Icy waters congeal at winter’s blast; White haze shrouds nature in a dream Of platinum blanket bound to last! Snow fallen, woodlands rest in bright array; No human presence intrudes the scene: Deer trails o’er vale and hill lead the way To lonely lake marl’d with beauty’s […]

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God’s Seasons

God sends the winter winds that blow, The ice, the sleet, and drifting snow. He speaks across the frozen plain, And whispers, “I’ll send spring again.” Soon we will feel the southern breeze, And see the birds upon the trees. He sends the summer drought and showers, The growing grass and fragrant flowers. When summer […]

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Great Gain

She shivered as she stepped across the rugged rocks. That big boulder standing straight and alone would give some shelter from the wind. Stumbling, she twisted her ankle and felt the tears creep to the surface. She wished she would reach that rock. Walking side-wise might work better, because the small rocks underfoot were slippery […]

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My Most Unforgettable Character

Our covered wagon suddenly emerged from the rolling green of Virginia into the closely crammed hills of Kentucky. Amazement struck me, not only with the sight of the first mountains I had ever seen, but with the fact that ninety-eight per cent of the local terra firma was set on a sixty-degree angle. How utterly […]

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Unions and Co-operatives

The Synod of the Christian Reformed Church, 1943, adopted the following principle concerning labor unions: “Church membership and membership in a so called neutral labor union (CIO and AFL) are compatible as long as such union gives no constitutional warrant to sin, nor shows in its regular activities that it champions sin.” Without making a […]

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Genesis 11

The Confusion of Tongues (Genesis 11:1-9) It would seem that when we compare what is recorded in these verses, especially verse 2, with what we read in Genesis 10: 8 -10, that we must conclude that the his­tory recorded in Chapter 11 is antecedent to that recorded in Chapter 10. If this conclusion is correct, […]

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What’s Wrong with Billy?

  Recently the undersigned was given a pamphlet by a friend entitled “Billy Graham, A Critique.” The pamphlet (thirty-eight pages in length) was written by the Rev. Robert Dunzweiler, who is professor of Systematic Theology at Faith Theological Seminary. Dunzweiler is a fundamentalist. Faith Seminary is a conservative-fundamentalistic seminary located in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. It […]

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Israel and the Nations

“Israel and the Nations” F. F. Bruce, published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan There are very few books published today which furnish a thorough and satisfactory account of Old Testament history. The book under review is not an exception. The information on the jacket says, among other things: “This unusual history […]

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