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Psalter Revision and More The work undertaken by the PRC to revise the Psalter we all recognize to be a very important work, because it involves changes to the songbook we have used to worship God for ninety-plus years in the PRC. While I do not disagree that improvements can be made to the Psalter, my concerns and apprehensions about the project rest upon the scope and magnitude of the changes made, so that the revised edition may no longer be very familiar to myself and my children. As decided by the 2015 PRC Synod, a newly formed Interdenominational Psalter...

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Mr. Koole is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Loveland, Colorado. Doon Protestant Reformed Church in Doon, Iowa was the site of the spring officebearers’ conference. This conference was held on March 3, 1992, one day prior to the meeting of Classis West. The conference was attended by more than 65 men, which number included: pastor and elder delegates to the Classis, professors and students from Mid-America Reformed Seminary, and men from our Protestant Reformed churches in this area. As in the past, the conference dealt with a particular subject. The subject for this conference was “The church...

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Mr. Koole is administrator/teacher in the Loveland Prot. Ref. School in Colorado, and the father of six young children. “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth” (III John 4). This verse certainly states the goal of all instruction and covenant rearing. To find young people who love the truth, confess it with their mouth publicly in the church, and give evidence of it in a godly walk of life in the midst of the world is a source of great joy not only to parents but also to pastors, teachers, and older members...

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Ron Koole is administrator of Hope Protestant Reformed Christian School, Walker, Michigan. Reformed Education, The Christian School as Demand of the Covenant, David J. Engelsma. Grandville, MI: Reformed Free Publishing Association, 2000. Pp. x-101 (no price available). [Reviewed by Ron Koole.] The Reformed Free Publishing Association has done all Reformed believers a great favor by publishing a revised edition of Reformed Education. This is a book which Reformed parents who seek to rear their children in the fear of the Lord, and Reformed teachers who seek to assist believing parents in this calling will want to read and periodically reread....

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The title “Protestant Reformed” is very precious to the parents who call themselves by it. Not only do they demand that the preaching in the church be Protestant Reformed, but they see to it that the instruction in the home is also in harmony with the Scriptures. Since the school is an extension of the home, it necessarily follows that Protestant Reformed education is to be desired by such parents. 

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