April 20, 1960 Oak Lawn’s pastor, Rev. G. Vanden Berg, declined the call from Randolph. The congregation at Hull extended a call to Rev. M. Schipper of Southwest Church, Grand Rapids. Report of Classis East April 6, 1960, Hope Church, Grand Rapids, Mich.
We depart from the usual format of this rubric and make this article to appear in the form of a report to our readers of some of the activities and experiences of the undersigned in the land of the Dakotas. While we write these notes we are a little more than a thousand miles from the privacy and the materials of our own study-room in the manse of the Southwest Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Usually there we are surrounded with church periodicals and other material from which we choose the things we ordinarily comment on.
“Instructions concerning matters to be considered in major assemblies shall not be written until the decisions of previous synods touching these matters have been read, in order that what was once decided be not again proposed, unless a revision be deemed necessary.”
(2) “We propose that our Synod send a letter . . . which contains, among other things, the following: 1. A request that our two denominations be reunited only upon the basis of the Word of God and the Three Forms of Unity . . .” “We do urge Synod . . . To propose . . . that . . . the three points should not be made a binding document and a standard for church unity; but that contact be sought on the basis of Scripture and the Three Forms of Unity alone . . .”
The Gospel According to St. John, by R. V. G. Tasker. Published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Mich. Price $3.00. This volume is one of the series of Tyndale Bible Commentaries. In a preface the author writes that the aim of these commentaries is “to place into the hands of students and serious readers of the New Testament, at a moderate cost, commentaries by a number of scholars who, while they are free to make their own individual contributions, are united in a common desire to promote a truly biblical theology.”