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Establishing Schools to Provide Reformed Covenant Education (4)

Miss Lubbers is a member of First Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan Three articles (cf. Nov. 15, 1998, Feb. 15, 1999, and March 15, 1999) have summarized and reviewed some of the early significant writings by Herman Hoeksema and George M. Ophoff concerning Christian education and Christian schools.…

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Humanism vs. Protestant Reformed Teachers: No R&R (3)

Prof. Dykstra is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. The Christian school teacher is engaged in an unceasing battle with humanism. The battles are fierce and the foe relentless because the stakes are high. All of secular education has been won over to the…

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The Christian Story and the Christian School (5): A Defense of the Narrative Approach in Reformed Christian Education

Miss Lubbers is a member of First Protestant Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan and administrator of Eastside Christian School. (Preceding article in series: June 2003, p. 398.) With this article we bring to a conclusion the discussion of the narrative approach in Reformed Christian education. The defense and development…

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Establishing Schools to Provide Reformed Covenant Education (5)

Miss Lubbers is a member of First Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan Four articles (cf. Nov. 15, 1998; Feb. 15, 1999; March 15, 1999; and October 1, 1999) have summarized and reviewed the early writings by Herman Hoeksema and George M. Ophoff concerning Reformed Christian education and Christian…

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Christian Education and Service (2)

Prof. Dykstra is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. In the last issue of the Standard Bearer we took notice of a trend in Christian high schools and colleges, namely, that of encouraging or even requiring students to perform various kinds of Christian “service.”…

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Two Different Covenants, Two Different Schools

Prof. Dykstra is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Every builder will testify that the foundation of a building is of crucial importance for the building as a whole. The foundation not only determines the size and the shape of the building, but affects…

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Two Different Covenants, Two Different Schools (2)

Prof. Dykstra is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. The two different covenants compared and contrasted in the last installment are the conditional and the unconditional covenants. By the unconditional covenant of grace is meant the relationship of friendship that God sovereignly establishes with…

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Establishing Schools to Provide Reformed-Covenant Education (1)

Miss Lubbers is a member of First Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This article is an introduction to several articles concerning the development and establishing of the Protestant Reformed Christian schools. Articles concerning the development of the PR schools are appropriate in view of the planning authorized by…

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The Great Value of Reformed, Christian Education (1)*

Prof. Dykstra is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. *Originally given as a speech at the 1998 Spring Banquet of the Reformed Heritage Christian School, Kalamazoo, Mich. The great value of Reformed, Christian education is a topic that deserves attention. There is little appreciation…

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The Great Value of Reformed, Christian Education (2)

Prof. Dykstra is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. What makes Christian education to be what it is and to have the great value that it does? The great strength of Reformed, Christian education lies in its distinctive character. In addition to what has…

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The Great Value of Reformed, Christian Education (3)

Prof. Dykstra is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Solid, Reformed, Christian education is of inestimable value. Believing parents and grandparents, and spiritually minded students give thanks to God for the Christian instruction given in a Reformed school. Yet it is also true that…

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Establishing Schools to Provide Reformed-Covenant Education (2)

Miss Lubbers is a member of First Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The first article in this series initiated an endeavor by this writer to uncover and review the background for the development of the Protestant Reformed Christian Schools. (Cf. Standard Bearer, November 15, 1998.) During the first…

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Establishing Schools to Provide Reformed Covenant Education (3)

Miss Lubbers is a member of the First Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In two preceding articles (Nov. 15, 1998 and Feb. 15, 1999) I have reviewed important early writings about Christian education and Christian schools. These articles by Herman Hoeksema and George M. Ophoff in the earliest…

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The Christian Story and the Christian School (4): A Defense of the Narrative Approach in Reformed Christian Education

Miss Lubbers is a member of First Protestant Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan and administrator of Eastside Christian School. This article continues a series of articles that have identified the narrative approach as one in which the Christian school through its teachers must tell a specific and distinctive story.…

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The Christian Story and the Christian School (3): A Defense of the Narrative Approach in Reformed Christian Education

Miss Lubbers is a member of First Protestant Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan and administrator of Eastside Christian School. Two previous articles have traced the argument of Dr. John Bolt in the book The Christian Story and the Christian School, respecting the crisis in public education and the attempted…

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The Christian Story and the Christian School (2): A Defense of the Narrative Approach in Reformed Christian Education

Miss Lubbers is a member of First Protestant Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan and administrator of Eastside Christian School. In the first article on this topic we made a start in attempting to understand the narrative approach to Reformed Christian education proposed by Dr. Bolt. We identified the narrative…

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The Christian Story and the Christian School (1): A Defense of the Narrative Approach in Reformed Christian Education

Miss Lubbers is a member of First Protestant Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan and administrator of Eastside Christian School. The Christian faith is a gift of God that in a very real sense is a story—the true story of the triune God and His people. Thinking about Christian education…

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The Antithesis and Teaching Literature (2)

Miss Lubbers is a member of First Protestant Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan. In the first article on this topic concerning the relation of the antithesis and literature we determined that God establishes an antithesis between the world and His people. We contended that God’s people must live the antithesis,…

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Establishing Schools to Provide Reformed Covenant Education (9)

Miss Lubbers is a member of First Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This article completes the review of the critique by Herman Hoeksema of the Specific Principles adopted in 1925 by the National Union of Christian Schools. The final article in the critique was published in the Standard…

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Establishing School to Provide Reformed Covenant Education (8)

Miss Lubbers is a member of First Protestant Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan. More than seventy years have passed since two of the early leaders in the Protestant Reformed Churches, Herman Hoeksema and George M. Ophoff, wrote articles concerning the nature and essence of specifically Reformed Christian education. The…

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Establishing Schools to Provide Reformed Covenant Education (7)

Miss Lubbers is a member of First Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This article, one in a series of articles that began November 15, 1998, continues the examination of the critique by Rev. George M. Ophoff and Rev. Herman Hoeksema of six Specific Principles that were adopted in…

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Establishing Schools to Provide Reformed Covenant Education (6)

Miss Lubbers is a member of First Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This series has reviewed articles written about seventy years ago in the Standard Bearer by Rev. Herman Hoeksema and Rev. George Ophoff. We have stated that the ideas and concerns expressed in these articles written during…

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