Editorially Speaking

RFPA Publication Notes

We are happy to announce that THE VOICE OF OUR FATHERS, An Exposition of the Canons of Dordtrecht, is at long last available. Book Club Members will receive their copies as soon as possible; others may order this 861-page book at the regular price of $18.95. Those who order it for Christmas gifts may be assured that we will do our utmost to fill all orders in time. We have also been informed that Rev. Engelsma’s Hyper-Calvinism and the Call of the Gospel is scheduled for early December publication. This will be a paperback, price at $4.95. Several of our books are temporarily out of stock, or nearly so; but they are being reprinted as rapidly as possible. With the reprinting process, due to inflation, goes a price increase. As long as any old stock remains available, the old prices will prevail. But the new printings will show the following increases in price: The Five Points of Calvinism goes up form $1.95 to $2.95; Marriage, $1.95 up to $2.95;Mysteries of the Kingdom, up from $5.95 to $6.95;Whosoever Will, up from $1.95 to $2.95; The Triple Knowledge, up from $8.95 to $10.95 per volume, and from $24.95 to $29.95 per 3-volume set. Two remarks in this connection: first, our books are still priced well below most books of similar size; second, it is becoming increasingly profitable for you to join our RFPA Book Club. When are YOU going to join?

A Word of Introduction

As you will readily see when you peruse it, this is a special issue of our Standard Bearer. It is devoted to Protestant Reformed education, more specifically to our ten Protestant Reformed schools from Michigan to the Pacific. The purpose of this issue is not to brag. How could it be? We have nothing of which to boast; what we are and what we have, also as far as Protestant Reformed education is concerned, is by grace only. But the purpose is twofold. First of all, the aim is to acquaint our readers with our schools and with the progress we have made in the realm of education. Secondly, the purpose is to promotecovenantal education. 

We had intended, when we planned this issue, to include two more features, namely, an editorial, which would have been devoted to promoting Protestant Reformed teacher-education, and a significant article from the past. However, we found out that teachers as well as preachers can sometimes be longwinded and violate space limitations. In the interest of presenting the stories of our schools unabridged, therefore, we are omitting the two items mentioned above. The editorial will appear at a later date. 

We take this opportunity to thank all those who cooperated by writing and sending in the requested pictures. We hope our readers will enjoy this presentation.