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Although the 1980 Young People’s Convention lasted but four days, those who attended will long hold memories of it. Some will remember the speeches; others, the fellowship; still others, the spiritual inspiration it provided. We asked a chaperone, the Youth Coordinator, and the following delegates to briefly describe their impression of the 1980 Convention.   […]

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Convention Review

Minutes of the 40th annual Protestant Reformed Young People’s Convention held July 21-25 on the Campus of Hope College in Holland, Michigan. The Hope Church young people sponsored the convention with the theme: “Appreciation of the Reformed Truth.” The topic was divided into four sub-topics. The Foundation The Development The Admonition The Application Their text […]

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Discussion Group Impressions

EDITOR’S NOTE: Some of the most edifying activities held in conventions are the discussion groups. Those who participate in these groups not only grow in spiritual knowledge, but also, through discussion, grow in their knowledge of one another. The 1980 Convention had three discussion topics. Each topic was introduced by a student in our Protestant […]

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Politics-80 and Christian Involvement

“Render therefore unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.” Matthew 22:21 Is it right for Christians to be politically active? Indeed, is it Christian for us not to be active? We may believe that in answering the Pharisees as He did, Christ was instructing them and the […]

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The Development of the Truth

Introduction There are times, I think, in the lives of all of us when doubts and questions arise in our souls concerning the truth which we confess as Protestant Reformed people. Sometimes these doubts are simply due to our own weakness of faith – as the Psalmist sings: “These doubts and fears that trouble me […]

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Appreciation of the Reformed Faith

I would, first, thank the committee of Hope Society for their kind invitation for me to speak at the convention. Especially, do I appreciate the opportunity of addressing you, covenant young people. I appreciate, too, the opportunity of speaking first of the four speakers who address you. It is not that I want this from […]

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