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A Chalk Line Drawn

I feel that Rosalyn Reitsma in her article entitled “Chalk Line” has approached an apparent problem, but with fallacious evidence.  Admittedly there is a gradual crumbling of the religious wall, therefore subjecting us more and more to the immediate world, but is this due to the influence of artists such as Hemingway and Michelangelo, or […]

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Five Minutes with the Master

Five Minutes with the Master by R.E.O. White.  Published by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 1966. R.E.O. White, a Schottish Baptist minister and lecturer, widely known for his devotional studies has penned another.  His previous works included Beneath the Cross of Jesus; The Stranger of Galilee; and The Upward Calling. This little book is meant […]

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“Ma, Movies are Legal Now!”

The complete decision I do not have.  I am waiting to receive this.  But a report was written in the magazine Christianity Today on the decisions taken at the last synod of the Christian Reformed Church.  One decision as reported there struck me—and I thought that you young people would also want to know if […]

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Sunday Christians

Dear Mark, Your writing of the “Open Forum” in the June-July issue of Beacon Lights was very well written, and the subject was very interesting.  I may not have much to say, but a little is always welcomed, I understand. I believe we should continue on the same scale we now have with regard to […]

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The Soul of Prayer

The Soul of Prayer by P.T. Forsyth. Published by William B. Eerdmans Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan. P.T. Forsyth is an English Congregationalist preacher-theologian.  He was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1848.  His education ranges from the University of Aberdeen to the University of Gottingen to New College, Hampstead, London. In this profound little book Forsyth […]

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Thoughts on the Doctrine of Election (16)

14. It’s Resistance, cont’d God is the only one with a sovereignly free will.  Has He not the right to exert it as He pleases, to do what He will with His own, to predetermine the destiny of all His creatures? But proud, self-assertive, would-be autonomous man objects to this.  By nature a rebel, he […]

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Convention in Restrospect

The 1966 convention—a memory now, but for the Young People’s Society of Southeast Church, as hosts, it meant months of planning, frustrations, and triumphs.  The final preparations were made, and last minute ideas were approved of or scrapped; all that remained was to welcome the guests as they arrived. Thursday night was registration night for […]

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