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Rev. Kortering is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. The preacher has an awesome task. When he sounds forth the call of the gospel, heaven is opened and closed to his hearers. This is true in the mission setting when the missionary labors with a view to the…

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Rev. Koole is pastor of Grandville Protestant Reformed Church in Grandville, Michigan. Some “Better” News   A previous article by the under signed reported that authorities in Malaysia (the country directly north of Singapore) had approved a ban on publishing Bibles (along with books by several well-known Reformed authors) in…

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Rev. Kuiper is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church in Randolph, Wisconsin. We have examined the principles of Scripture and our Church Order regarding the election and installation of deacons. Before leaving the subject, however, we should treat a few related issues. One issue regards how long deacons should serve…

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Reality Left Out Although a few good points were made in “Dating and the Deep Blue Sea” (Standard Bearer, March 15, 2003), I fear that reality and selected portions of God’s plan were conveniently left out. Dating is also generalized hastily into an excuse for teenagers to fulfill their lust…

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