News Editor Change
Beginning with this issue you will no longer see the news column on the back page signed “K.G.V.” (Kenneth G. Vink). Brother Vink informed the Staff at the annual meeting that he felt compelled to resign as news editor, due to an overload of tasks. We take this opportunity to thank him sincerely for his faithful labors. We are also happy to introduce his replacement, Mr. Calvin Kalsbeek. Brother Kalsbeek is a member of our Hope, Walker, Church. He is also principal of our Adams St. Prot. Ref. Christian School. You will make his career as news editor a happy one by cooperating in sending him news items from all over our denomination. What, after all, is a news editor to write if you do not send him news? His address—and you will find it hereafter in the masthead—is: 1313 Wilson Ave., S.W., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504.
As Volume 57 of our Standard Bearer appears throughout the coming volume-year—yes, this issue marks the beginning of our fifty-seventh year!—you will be noticing a few changes. Personnel changes include (in addition to our news editor) the addition of the Rev. Wilbur Bruinsma to our Staff; he will be sharing the department Signs of the Times. Besides, we hope to present guest articles from-time to time by several new writers. But there are other changes. During the course of the new volume-year we plan to present three special issues: one on our Seminary (October 15 issue), one on our Christian schools, and one on our missions. We hope that you, our readers, will also do your share in the coming volume-year. Your share includes three items: 1) Read what we: write. 2) Support the Standard Bearer financially. 3) Help us get new subscribers and readers.
Book Club bonus
The RFPA’s newest publication The Voice Of Our Fathers (An Exposition of the Canons of Dordrecht)will be coming on the market in another month or so. The price will be $18.95 for this book of over 900 pages. High priced, you say? Not in comparison with most books of its size, which sell for closer to $25.00. But here is the big news! RFPA Book Club members are going to receive a special first-copy-only discount of 30%, rather than the usual 20%. The Publications Committee wants to prove to you that it pays to belong to the Book Club!
Can You Still Join?
Yes, and if you join before our new book comes from the press, you will also benefit from the bonus mentioned above. In fact, if enough of you join, we will be able to keep that discount at 30% permanently. Do you still think it isn’t worthwhile? Listen! At our recent annual Publications Committee meeting I learned that every one of our books, as reprinting becomes necessary, is going to go up in price. Right now we have three books in need of reprinting which will increase in price from one to three dollars! All you need to do to join is signify your intention by writing to: RFPA Publications Committee, P.O. Box 2006, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501. Membership obligates you to purchase every new publication at discount as it comes out, and it privileges you to buy any of our books at the club discount.
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