The reader will note that there is a change of format in this issue of the Standard Bearer. We are presenting a special section in memory of our beloved past Editor whom the Lord has taken to glory. For this memorial section Rev. M. Schipper prepared his comforting funeral message in meditation form; and the Rev. G. Vos, the nestor among our ministers, kindly consented to write a special article in his own, inimitable way. From several photographs available we chose one taken by Rev. B. Woudenberg several years ago and furnished through the courtesy of Prof. Hanko.
Due to the publishing of the memorial section, some of the usual departments do not appear in this issue.
The attention of our readers is also called to the first article in a new department, “Heeding The Doctrine.” We welcome Rev. Engelsma to the ranks of our contributors.