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Letters

Thank you for your fine contribution to the Reformed witness with The Standard Bearer. I appreciate the diversity that there is even within the Reformed faith. Because of the diversity we often take exception to that which we read. I believe that the answer to “May the Deserted Believer Remarry?” (April…

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Book Reviews

THE INSPIRATION AND AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE, by Rene Pache, Moody Press, 1987. 349 pages, paper. (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko.) Since this book first appeared in the English in 1969, it has gone through twelve different printings, abundant proof of its popularity and worth. The book was translated from the…

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Editorial

A Word of Thanks to HCH… For the past 24 years, editorials in The Standard Bearer have appeared over the initials, HCH—the initials of Professor Homer C. Hoeksema. With this issue comes a change. Having informed the Staff last year that he would not accept a new appointment as Editor-in-Chief in 1988,…

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A New Editor

Beginning with its first issue in October of 1924 through the September 15, 1988 issue The Standard Bearer has been edited by men bearing the name “Hoeksema.” The first editor, the late Rev. Herman Hoeksema, served from 1924 until 1964 when he was succeeded by his son, Prof. Homer C. Hoeksema. These…

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All Around Us

Rev. VanBaren is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. “Bold Enough to God Against Scripture” The Christian News, June 20, 1988, presents reports from several magazines and newspapers about a new book, Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality, by Bishop John Shelby Spong of the Episcopal Church.…

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Letters

(Note: This letter from the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church of Singapore was received by the Contact Committee. We are passing it along to our people, via The Standard Bearer partly because it was meant for all our people, and partly because it has to do with the help which the Covenant Evangelical…

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Novices

Rev. Cammenga is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Loveland, Colorado. “Preachers without fixed charge, or others who have left some sect, shall not be admitted to the ministry of the church until they have been declared eligible, after careful examination, by the classis with the approval of synod.” …

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