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In this issue, we take note of the meeting of the Synod of the Protestant Reformed Churches the second week of June. The editorial reviews the agenda of Synod. One of the items on the agenda, the overture of Southeast, Grand Rapids that Synod restructure the denomination in three classes, would significantly affect denominational life in the PRC. In response to our request, Professor H.C. Hoeksema gives his analysis of this overture, and offers his advice.

Our hope is that this information concerning the activities of our broadest ecclesiastical assembly enables the members of the PRC (and others who have these churches on their hearts) to pray for the Synod more knowledgeably and encourages the saints of the PRC to continue to participate actively in the life of the denomination.

—DJE

In Book III of his book, On the Trinity, Augustine declares that he prefers the labor of reading to the labor of writing and that he joyfully “would give my pen a holiday.” These are the heartfelt sentiments of the entire staff of The SB about the first of June each year. Therefore, the magazine is published only once a month in June, July, and August. We give our pens (and word processors) a holiday. Now to the labor of reading!

—DJE