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Previous article in this series: March 1, 2010, p. 257. And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment. I Chronicles 12:31 Ideas have consequences! Bad ideas have bad consequences! It is our intent in this article to discuss some of the bad consequences of the ideas of the three radical environmental groups we discussed in our former article (The Green Party, The Deep Ecology Movement, The Animal Rights Movement). Although the three groups...

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Everyone likes a pat on the back once in awhile, and here’s a rather lusty one for our Standard Bearer from a reader in Moorestown, New Jersey: “In today’s world of constant complaints and lack of contentment, this letter is written for the purpose of giving many thanks for your magazine. It is without a doubt THE BEST Christian periodical in the entire world! It is a perfect companion to Holy Scripture since it is 90% Scripture exposition combined with Reformed Theology written in a beautifully clear and understandable manner.

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In the September 7 bulletin of our First Church in Grand Rapids we read: “Church News: Prof. Hoeksema has declined his call to Hope; Rev. Kamps declined Redlands; Holland has called Rev. Kamps.” Such an announcement would: attract little attention except for the fact that the clerk of First happens to be none other than K.G.V., our former news editor. Either Mr. Vink is so programmed to church news that he cannot help himself, or he loved the work so much that he desires to continue it on a miniature scale. 

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Rev. Kamps of our Doon congregation declined the call extended to him from the First Protestant Reformed Church of Holland, Michigan. From a trio of Reverends Miersma, Kuiper, and Engelsma, Hope Protestant Reformed Church of Redlands has extended a call to Rev. Engelsma. While without a pastor of their own, Redlands has obtained the services of some of our “retired” ministers. We learn from a Redlands bulletin that Rev. Heys even had an opportunity to show his slides of New Zealand and Singapore during his stay there. 

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By the time you finish reading this column, I’m sure you will agree that the title above should read, “News From Our Schools.” The emphasis on school news is intended to be in keeping with the special theme of this issue of the Standard Bearer.  “Strategy for Survival” was the theme of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Protestant Reformed Teachers’ Convention that was hosted by our Doon and Hull, Iowa Schools on October 16 and 17. Worthy of note is the fact that this was the first P.R. Teachers’ Convention ever held west of Illinois. 

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“We must derive our goal from our basis of Christian education: the covenant of God with believers and their children. The foundation determines the completed structure that stands on that foundation. On the foundation of a chicken coop you do not build the Sears Tower. Our aim in Christian education must be that contained in and expressed by the covenant-command of Jehovah to believing parents.” 

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Note: Most of the content of this article is quoted directly from an article written by Mr. Ken Schipper (former student, former Board President, and present parent of two Adams students) in the 1975 Spotlight. This school annual also served as. a commemorative booklet celebrating 25 years of covenant instruction at Adams. Due to the length of that document, much of its content could not be included here. If you are interested in that more complete history (with pictures) of Adams, copies are available at the school for a nominal fee.

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