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News from the Seminary

Greetings from your seminary—your “medical school” that trains physicians of souls; your “military academy” that equips mighty warriors for the army of Jesus Christ; your “music conservatory” that prepares men to give a clear sound on the gospel-trumpet; your “greenhouse” where seedlings are nurtured up to be strong plantings of…

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Editor’s Note

It has been several years since the Standard Bearer has undergone significant design changes. While the contents of the Standard Bearer will always take precedence to its appearance, the two must work together. Over the last few years, the Reformed Free Publishing Association’s Membership and Marketing Committee has been discussing…

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Editor’s Note

This issue of the Standard Bearer is our special concentration on missions. Keeping with our commitment to have Scripture exposition at the beginning, we start with a moving meditation on “Jesus’ Great Commission” by Missionary-Pastor Daniel Holstege, who recently took up labors as the PRC’s second missionary in the Philippines.…

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Into Africa…Again

In 2010, the Committee for Contact with other Churches (CC) sent Professors R. Dykstra and B. Gritters to visit Reformed believers in Namibia who requested a visit from the PRCA. The believers there were very displeased with their denomination— the Reformed Churches of South Africa—and hoped the Protestant Reformed Churches…

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What It Means to Be Reformed (13): Reformed, yet “Always Reforming”?

Previous article in this series: February 15, 2016, p. 221. If being “confessional” means holding the traditions, maintaining the old paths, and not removing the ancient landmarks, how can a Reformed church be “always reforming”? If being Reformed is embracing the confessions—both ancient and Reformational—what use is the motto “always…

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