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All Around Us

Rev. VanBaren is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Loveland, Colorado. “Science Finds God” (cf. Romans 1:19-21) One’s attention is immediately caught by the cover of one of the national news magazines, Newsweek. The cover story, July 20, 1998, is titled, “Science Finds God.” One is amazed by the…

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The Secret of the Fruit of the Vine (II): “Much Fruit”

Rev. Dick is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. Last time we addressed the subject of “doctrine fruit.” This fruit is either absent from many so-called Christian and church vines, or hanging there, altogether rotten—doctrine which gathers flies. Lest you think this writer is declaring doctrinal doomsday…

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State Supreme Court Approves Vouchers for Religious Private Schools

Mr. Lanting, a member of South Holland Protestant Reformed Church, is a practicing attorney. The [Milwaukee voucher] program does not involve the state in any way with the school’s governance, curriculum, or day-to-day affairs. The state’s regulation of participating private schools, while designed to insure that the program’s educational purposes…

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Letters

Radical to the Extreme In Robert Decker’s review of David Calhoun’s two-volume work on the history of Princeton Seminary (SB, August, 1998), he quotes A.A. Hodge as saying that the difference between Calvinism and Arminianism “is one of emphasis rather than principle,” that Calvinism and Arminianism are “necessary to restrain,…

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Book Reviews

Creating a Christian Worldview: Abraham Kuyper’s Lectures on Calvinism, by Peter S. Heslam. Grand Rapids, MI/Cambridge, U.K.: Eerdmans/Paternoster, 1998. x + 300 pages. $28.00/£18.99 (paper). [Reviewed by the editor] On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Abraham Kuyper’s Stone Lectures on Calvinism at Princeton Seminary, Eerdmans has published a…

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The Doleantie

Rev. Cammenga is pastor of Southwest Protestant Reformed Church in Grandville, Michigan. Cracks in the Dike By mid-nineteenth century there were gaping cracks in the dike of Dutch Reformed orthodoxy. The Hervormde Kerk, the state Reformed church of the Netherlands, bore few similarities to the church of the Synod of…

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Annual Report

Dear RFPA Members and Friends, The Reformed Free Publishing Association has as its express aim and purpose to publish the truth of God as specifically maintained and developed within the Protestant Reformed Churches. Our association, organized almost three quarters of a century ago, still exists today by the grace of…

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All Around Us

Rev. VanBaren is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Loveland, Colorado. Our Readers Contribute One thing particularly enjoyable in preparing this rubric for almost each issue is that you, the reader, often send in articles which can be used—and often are. Some of these articles are of religious significance…

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The Compromised Theology of Charles Hodge

Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company has recently published an abridged edition of Presbyterian theologian Charles Hodge’s three-volume Systematic Theology: Systematic Theology (Abridged Edition), ed. Edward N. Gross (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 1997), 585 pages, $22.99 (paper). Professor Gross’ use of Charles Hodge’s Systematic Theology in teaching and his love of…

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Book Reviews

Abraham Kuyper: A Centennial Reader, ed. James D. Bratt. Grand Rapids, MI/Cambridge, U.K.: Eerdmans/Paternoster, 1998. xiv + 498 pages. $29.00 (paper). [Reviewed by the editor.] Most of the sixteen pieces by Abraham Kuyper that are the content of this book have never before been translated into English. They are either…

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All Around Us

Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Towards Greater Unity? A number of newspapers have reported an event towards which four major denominations have been working for a long time. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Church of…

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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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From the Protevangel to the Flood: The Conflict of Cain and Abel (1)

The late Homer Hoeksema was professor of Dogmatics and Old Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Introduction The peculiar character of sacred history comes to the fore immediately when we study the biblical narrative concerning the prediluvial world. For the Scriptures do not furnish us with any kind of account…

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