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SOLVING MARRIAGE PROBLEMS, by Jay E. Adams; Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., 1983; 122 pp., (paper) $4.50. (Reviewed by Prof. R.D. Decker) Still another book from the pen of Jay Adams, Director of Advanced Studies at Westminster Theological Seminary in California! This book is intended for pastors and other Christian…

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Prof Decker is professor of Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Conference on Holy Scripture As most of our readers know, the Protestant Reformed Seminary sponsored a conference on the Reformed Doctrine of Holy Scripture. The conference was convened on October 30 and adjourned Friday, November 1. It was…

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Blame It on the Brain: Distinguishing Chemical Imbalances, Brain Disorders, and Disobedience, by Edward T. Welch. Phillipsburg, New Jersey: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 1998. 204 pp.$12.99, (paper). [Reviewed by Prof. Robert D. Decker.] This is a good book on a difficult subject, a subject which continues to occupy the…

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Prof. Decker is professor of Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Schlissel Suspended On April 2, 1992 the Rev. Steve Schlissel, pastor of Messiah’s Congregation Christian Reformed Church (CRC) in Brooklyn, New York, was suspended from the office of the ministry of the Word and Sacraments by Classis Hudson…

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Prof. Decker is professor of Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Schlissel Deposed Classis Hudson of the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) at its regular meeting, May 13, deposed Rev. Steven Schlissel, pastor of Messiah’s Congregation Christian Reformed Church in Brooklyn, New York. This means Schlissel no longer holds the…

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Prof. Decker is professor of Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. A Decision That Satisfies Neither Side The Synod of the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) took just such a decision last June, a decision that satisfies neither side in the dispute concerning women in office raging across that denomination.…

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Prof. Decker is professor of Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. “Holy Laughter” or “The Toronto Blessing” Ever since January 20, people have been traveling long distances to a modest warehouse in an industrial district near Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson Airport. These people are attending meetings of a group…

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Prof. Decker is professor of Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Synodical Baggage The Alliance of Reformed Churches held its annual meeting November 15-17, 1994 at the Lynwood Christian Reformed Church (Independent) in Lynwood, Illinois. One hundred and thrity-seven official delegates representing sixty-two congregations (forty-six independent Reformed, eleven Christian…

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Prof. Decker is professor of Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council This Council (NAPARC) has six member denominations: the Christian Reformed Church, Presbyterian Church in America, Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Korean American Presbyterian Church, Orthodox Presbyterian Church, and Reformed Presbyterian Church in North…

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Prof. Decker is professor of Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Concerned Presbyterians Back in the early 1970s a new denomination emerged in the southern United States. This denomination came out of the Southern Presbyterian Church which has since merged with the Northern Presbyterian Church (healing a breach that…

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Prof. Decker is professor of Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Is “Word-Faith” Cultic? That is what the critics of one of the cult-watching organizations recently said. When cult-watching organizations first appeared twenty or thirty years ago they concentrated mainly on exposing the non-Christian beliefs and alleged brainwashing techniques…

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