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What is Wrong with our Singspirations?

“What is wrong with our singspirations?” This was the question asked several months ago in Open Forum, and it resulted in some very interesting and well-written ideas. These responses show that there are many who care about our church life and are willing to give ideas for its improvement. Allow me to briefly summarize the […]

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A New Topic

How should a Christian view the political, legal, and moral aspects of the war in Viet­nam? Since the subject has been much dis­cussed and written about, there is a wealth of information that can be used as back­ground for an article. In connection with this, it would be wise to re-read Tim Pipe’s fine article, […]

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Military Service

I don’t see it happen too often, but now and then it does. This is what I’m talking about: it’s about our Protestant Reformed men who face the military service, whether Army, Marines, or other. I feel our men should watch what they decide when the time comes for them to leave home and church […]

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Peace Shall Destroy Many

Peace Shall Destroy Many, By Rudy Wiebe, Published by W. B. Eerdmans Publish­ing Co.   The Mennonite community of Wapiti lived in peace. The people had all of their farms close together and tried their best to remain separate from the outside wicked world. But many threats arose to imperil this seclusion, by the wartime […]

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A Handbook of Contemporary Theology

A Handbook of Contemporary Theology, By Bernard Ramm, Published by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan.   Dr. Ramm is a Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Apologetics at Cali­fornia Baptist Theological Seminary. He has studied abroad at the University of Basel, Switzerland, under Karl Barth. In the preface of his book Dr. […]

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James 4 (3)

James 4   B. Verses 11, 12: Carping criticism in the Church. 1. Explanation: The deviltry in the churches which James exposes and condemns in these verses is part of the internal strife racking the churches which James has been opposing throughout the fourth chapter. It is the evil of running down one’s brother to […]

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A Visit with the Amish

During the week before Labor Day, four years ago, Mom and Dad decided to visit an Amish community in Indiana because they wanted to know why and how the Amish live as they do. Our family — eight children, our parents, and Grandmother — left after dinner and arrived in Shipshewanna as the sun was […]

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A Personal Essay

Mark wrote this essay while attending East Christian High School in Grand Rapids. He permitted me to read it and publish it if l wished. I found it enlightening, and l hope you do too. The Editor   My world extends in all directions, as far as the eye can see, and beyond the horizon; […]

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Dordt College – My College

Some time ago I was asked whether I would write an article on my impressions of Dordt College of which I am presently a student. In regard to this question I can say that, in general, Dordt has made a very favorable impression on me. First, and most important is the fact that Dordt has […]

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Assurance: Grounded and Experienced

It is not the thrust of the doctrine of as­surance to take the children’s bread and cast it to the dogs, nor to put a stumbling-block before God’s little ones, but to expose empty profession resting in carnal confidence on promises divine given only to those in Christ (II Cor. 1:20), and to so present […]

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