All Articles For Vol 58 Issue 13 4/1/1982

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PROMISE AND DELIVERANCE, vol. IV, Christ And The Nations, S. G. De Graaf; Paideia Press, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada; 294 pages, $12.95 (cloth). (Reviewed by Prof. R. D. Decker) This is the fourth and last volume of a series originally published in the Netherlands under the title:Verbondsgeschiedenis, (History of the Covenant). The author, the late S. G. DeGraaf, was a minister in the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands. The translators, H.

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Anyone who keeps up with the news, must have heard in the past months of a strange court trial which took place at Little Rock, Arkansas. It was a trial which pitted evolution against what was called “creation science.” The legislature of Arkansas has passed a law requiring the teaching of “creation science” whenever evolution was presented. Concerning the law, Discover, a secular science magazine, Feb. 1982, states:

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Dear Timothy,  In my last letter to you, I began a discussion of the work of the ministry and the central importance of preaching. More particularly, I discussed the relation between the work of the preaching on the Lord’s Day and the pastoral labors of a minister, and suggested the possibility that it was possible for pastoral work to take so much of a minister’s time that inadequate time was left for sermon preparation. 

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Thus far the Standard Bearer has not commented editorially on the movement—chiefly in Christian Reformed circles—to establish the Mid-America Reformed Seminary in northwest Iowa. From a formal, church political viewpoint this is largely an in-house affair for the Christian Reformed denomination; and if that denomination wants to tolerate a so-called alternative seminary, that is their affair.

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