The Reformed Witness Hour again features Rev. J.A. Heys, of South Holland, IL, who continues his series of Radio Addresses on “The Lord’s Prayer.” The topics this month are: July 4—”A Sanctified Will”; July 11—”Bread for Today”; July 18—”Paid in Full”; July 25—”Till Seventy Times Seven.” Copies of these messages of instruction in the holy art of prayer may be obtained by writing to the Reformed Witness Hour, P.O. Box 1230, Grand Rapids, MI.
“The Secret of Christian Family Living,” by Ralnh Heynen; Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, Mich. 162 pages, $2.95. The author of this book is hospital pastor at Pine Rest Christian Hospital; and it is from his vantage point of this position, in which he has often come into direct contact with problems of family living, that he also writes this book.
In the March issue of the Reformed Journal, Dr. Harry R. Boer writes about “The Doctrine Of Reprobation And The Preaching Of The Gospel.” He is chiefly concerned about the doctrine of reprobation and the preaching of the gospel from the missionary point of view; more specifically, as he adds, “from that of a missionary charged with the training of pastors for the emergent Church in Nigeria.”
Having been approached from many quarters and believing that our people, who have given freely and generously to the fund raised for the brethren and sisters in Jamaica, are entitled to a few words concerning our recent visit and labours there, a few lines in regard to the visit and labour will now be given.
The late Professor L. Berkhof, writing on the doctrine of creation in history, writes the following in his Reformed Dogmatics, page 126-127: “While Greek philosophy sought the explanation of the world in a dualism, which involves the eternity of matter, or in a process of emanation, which makes the world the outward manifestation of God, the Christian Church from the very beginning taught the doctrine of creationex nihilo and as a free act of God. This doctrine was accepted with singular unanimity from the start.
Another Synod of our Protestant Reformed Churches has become history. Beginning its meetings with a prayer service on June 1 in which Rev. H. Veldman preached a beautiful and fitting sermon on Luke 12:32: “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom,” Synod continued its meetings through Friday morning of the following week. It was a long and.
As is obvious from the title, the topic assigned me deals with the minister’s calling as Pastor. Not is the question, what is the minister’s calling in the official proclamation of the Word. Rather the question concerns the task of the minister in regard to the pastoral labor. We do not mean by the above comments to say that these two (i.e. the minister’s calling in the preaching and his calling in pastoral labor with individuals in the congregation) are not related. They are. In fact, they may not be separated.