The following trios have been proposed recently by the council of Hope Church (Grand Rapids): for pastor, Rev. J. Heys, Candidate R. VanOverloop, and Rev. B. Woudenberg; for home missionary, Rev. R. Decker, Rev. D. Engelsma, and Rev. D. Kuiper. At a congregational meeting held on August 21, Candidate VanOverloop was elected from the former, and Rev. D. Kuiper from the latter. Candidate VanOverloop has also received the call from Forbes, North Dakota.
SOLVING PROBLEMS IN MARRIAGE, By Robert Bower; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1972; 148 pp., $2.45 (Paper). [Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko] There has been an abundance of books on marriage rolling from the presses these last few years. No doubt the nature of the times is the explanation for this. Dr. Bower, professor of Practical Theology and Pastoral Counseling in the School of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, and Professor of Clinical Psychology at Fuller’s Graduate School of Psychology, has added another.
THE REFORMATION PERIOD THE SYNOD OF DORDT THE CANONS Continuing our discussion of the doctrine of the atonement of Christ as set forth by the fathers of Dordt in Head II of the Canons, we now turn our attention to the Rejection of Errors of this Second Head.
Yes, “Agnes” talked. She had a message of God to you. Did you hear what she had to say? One could hardly miss “Agnes.” Her name made the headlines in the daily newspapers. It was featured prominently in news magazines. Radio and television made extensive references to her. Time declared in its July 3, 1972 issue:
The writer now cites the faith of Joseph. These Old Testament saints suffered and died in faith and hope; they were long in patience, and thus they obtained the promises! The Hebrew Christians had need of patience.
“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. “ Hebrews 13:5, 6
For some years talks have been held and efforts have been put forth toward a union of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Evangelical Synod. The former is the denomination which was formed in the mid-1930’s when Dr. Machen was expelled from the Presbyterian Church (Northern) because of his battle against modernism. Perhaps to many of our readers it is best known through its (unofficial) connection with Westminster Seminary. The Reformed Presbyterian Church, Evangelical Synod, is itself the product of a previous merger.
This Issue completes Volume 48. An index to this volume will be found in this September 15 issue. We give thanks to God that we have been enabled to publish this Reformed witness for another year. It is hard to imagine that a little more than a year from now, the Lord willing, the Standard Bearer will have reached its Golden Anniversary.