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Greetings Protestant Reformed Voting People, The Protestant Reformed young people of Loveland, Colorado hope that all of you who are able will come to the mountains with us this summer. We are preparing plans for a convention which will be held in the YMCA camp near Estes Park on the 17th through the 21st of […]

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Disturbing News

I subscribe to the Banner, the official weekly of the Christian Reformed Church. I have observed the changes occurring in this periodical. The contributions to “Voices,” the open forum of the Banner, are an accurate index of some of the opi­nions of the readers of the Banner. Some claim the previous editor, Rev. J. Vander […]

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Feet-Washing (Pedilavium)

Calvin writes “There is no love where there is not a willing slavery in assisting a neighbor.” This has ever been felt to be a basic teaching in the Christian church: however, it was not ever applied in the same way in the church. What was, ev­idently, meant to be a teaching for the whole […]

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Graduation Address

I’m sure there are mixed emotions as we sit here tonight. Some of us, and probably most of us, are very happy that graduation is finally here, for it means that our thirteen years of required education are now com­pletely in the past. But at the same time we’re going to miss all the friends […]

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Help Thou Mine Unbelief

“Jesus said unto him, If thou cast believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears. Lord, I believe, help thou mine unbelief.” Mark 9:23, 24 Jesus had just descended the mount of his transfiguration. During his absence a boy possessed with […]

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One Man’s Story

It is pretty hard to accept, but I might as well admit it. It is what I face when I wake up with the warm morning sunlight moving across my walls until I bury away my last thought in the darkness of each night. This unhappiness has deadened my once smiling blue eyes and this […]

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The Third Shepherd — Watchful

Be Watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die! Everyone knows that in the very nature of the case every shepherd is a watchman, although not every watchman is a shep­herd. If a shepherd is without understand­ing. then, as a watchman, he will be blind, with the result that “the righteous […]

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The Rewards of Leading Young People’s Society

One evening last Fall, responding to a knock on the door, I was confronted by two young members of our Hudsonville church. Having recently received several commit­tees seeking contributions, I instinctively reached for my checkbook, supposing that I was about to be asked for another con­tribution. As it turned out, I was asked to contribute, […]

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Speaking Up

Plagued by a lack of discussion in their young people’s society, the members of the program committee of First Church’s Senior Society decided to give an after-recess program that would encourage more active participation in Bible discussion. On these lines, the committee distributed an outline of Bible texts and a few appropriate questions under the […]

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Successful Church Libraries

  “Successful Church Libraries” By Elmer L. Towns and Cyril J. Barber. Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1971. Elmer Towns is professor of Christian education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. It is therefore understandable that the book stresses the church library as an educational center. Cyril Barber is librarian at Trinity Evan­gelical Divinity School […]

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