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Why I Became a Minister

In answer to the question, why did I become a minister of the gospel, a threefold answer comes to mind. First. God in His providence and goodness directed my life, so that the way was opened for me to study for the ministry. Second, my God-fearing parents had a very strong influence upon me since […]

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The Incomprehensible God

In the course of everyday living In a world with its angry pace. Some are blind to the beauty of God’s creation They deem it as commonplace.   Take a look at the crimson sunset With its ever-changing hue. Then see the purple twilight Gently erase it from view.   In the Spring, we see […]

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The Decline of Excellence: A Proneness Toward Mediocrity

The public schools of the U.S. are under fire! But, why? Do you recognize the apathy and disorder of this classroom in your school? I hope not. “Morning at a West Coast high school. The first-period bell rings, barely audible above the classroom din. ‘O.K., everybody settle down,’ says the soft-spoken teacher of the course […]

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The Beauty of the Snow

Originally published in the February, 1977 “Hope School Highlights”   It came – – the whirling, shuddering gusts of white – – One afternoon, through dusk and into the coming night. Winds blew, ever increasing in their strength. And spread huge drifts of snow in every breadth and length. The storm raged on. By day […]

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Test Time…Before God

Tests!! Tests aren’t always favorite occasions for us, are they? We like to talk about tests, but we scarcely like to take them. But tests are necessary. Tests are necessary in school to determine how well we are learning our subjects. They are equally important in life to determine how well we are living our […]

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George M. Ophoff: As Church Historian (21)

In our last article, we talked about the work which Rev. Ophoff did in the field of pastoral instruction; and we quoted briefly from his notes which he prepared for his students in school. You will recall, that our purpose in all this is to demonstrate to our readers, not only the fact that the […]

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Dinah’s Debut

“There are three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: the way of an eagle in the air, the way of a serpent upon a rock, the way of a ship in the midst of the sea, and the way of a man with a maid” (Prov. 30:18, 19). […]

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Courtship (3)

Someone once said that in spring a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love. There may be something to that, but I doubt very much that this particular fancy is limited to one season of the year. Whether this be in the season when flowers begin to bloom and the birds seek their mates, […]

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Correspondence

Southwest Protestant Reformed Church Junior Young People’s Society   Our society discussed the article, “Approving the Disobedient?” by Phil Dykstra, for an after-recess program. We found that we do not agree with the opinion Mr. Dykstra holds in this article. We should vote. It is not right to remain silent. The leaders of the nation […]

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An “E” Pistle (continued)

Dear Grandchildren: In my most recent (three months is recent?) letter to you, I wrote about the inclines upon which you slip and slide off the straight and narrow path of God’s Commandments: and my letter got so long that it had to be continued later. Now it is later and I will try to […]

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