The previous issue of this magazine (Nov. 1, 1998) contained a contribution by Mr. Pete Miedema, “The High Cost of Building New Churches.” The article proposed “that the entire denomination participate in the funding” of new church buildings by means of “a special line item” in the annual budget.

My purpose is not to comment on the proposal but to encourage such contributions on the part of our readers. The Standard Bearer welcomes constructive, well-reasoned articles that concern especially the faith and life of the Protestant Reformed Churches and people.

In addition, we welcome comment on such articles.

What do you think of Mr. Miedema’s proposal?