Editorially Speaking

•We are devoting this special issue of The Standard Bearer to the testimony of the Reformed Faith concerning civil government. In keeping with a tradition that goes back to John Calvin’s prefatory address of his Institutes to King Francis I of France and to John Knox’s fearless witness to the kings, and especially the queens, of his day, we are sending a copy of this issue to the President of the United States, the President-elect of the United States, the Supreme Court Justices of the United States, the United States Senators, and the Prime Minister of Canada. Extra copies have been printed and are available for $1 per copy to those of our readers who might desire to send a copy to their Congressman or local officials. Place your order with our Business Manager.

•We welcome all contributors to this special issue. A special welcome is in order to the two laymen. Mr. Jon Huisken is registrar at Hope College, Holland, MI. He is a member of the Theological School Committee of the Protestant Reformed Churches. Mr. Huisken and his family are members of the PRC of Grandville, MI, where he has served as an officebearer. Mr. James Lanting is a practicing attorney in South Holland, IL. He is a member of the Board of Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL and of the Board of the Protestant Reformed Christian School, South Holland, IL. Mr. Lanting will be contributing articles on church-state and Christian school-state relationships to The SBperiodically. He and his family are members of the PRC of South Holland, IL, where he has served as an officebearer.

—DJE