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All Around Us

Pierre Courthial’s Dream  It was a year ago that the Standard Bearer (Oct. 1, 1974) referred to a dream of the editor of The Outlook. In this dream the editor dreamt of a Congress of Conservatives. Rev. John Vander Ploeg was very willing that this conference would also be attended by representatives of…

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Book Reviews

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT, In Marriage, Home & Work, by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones; Baker Book House, 1975; 371 pp., $8.95. [Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko]  Baker has already printed one volume of Lloyd-Jones’ sermons on Ephesians. It was published under the title, “God’s Way of Reconciliation”, and contained sermons on…

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A Gem!

At long last the Rev. D. Engelsma’s book, Marriage: the Mystery of Christ and The Church, has come from the press and is available. We are sorry about the long delay, especially after it was announced that the book would be ready in June. But the book was certainly worth waiting…

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“Hyper-Calvinism” and the Call of the Gospel (13)

Herman Hoeksema has been instrumental in the development of the Reformed faith. The area of his outstanding contribution is the doctrine of the covenant: what the covenant is; the sovereignly gracious nature of the establishment and maintenance of the covenant; the inclusion of the children of believers in the covenant;…

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All Around Us

The Offer In The Preaching  In the periodical De Waarheidsvriend (The Friend of the Truth), June 5, 1975, page 271, the official organ of the Hervormde or State Church of the Netherlands, is an article which discusses the offer in the preaching of the gospel. We will quote briefly. The writer realizes what a…

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Welcome Edmonton

The Standard Bearer received some material from our newly organized congregation in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada which includes a program of the organizational meeting held September 25, 1975, a letter from the Consistory of Edmonton addressed to all the Protestant Reformed Churches in Classis West (but which was also distributed in some of…

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