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All Around Us

Rev. VanBaren is minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches . “Change of Earth’s Orbit” One reads often of theories concerning events which occurred on the earth thousands (some say millions) of years ago. Occasionally an article appears which causes one to sit up and take note. One such article…

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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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Book Reviews

Blame It on the Brain: Distinguishing Chemical Imbalances, Brain Disorders, and Disobedience, by Edward T. Welch. Phillipsburg, New Jersey: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 1998. 204 pp.$12.99, (paper). [Reviewed by Prof. Robert D. Decker.] This is a good book on a difficult subject, a subject which continues to occupy the…

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The History of the Diaconate (4): Its Place in the Reformed Churches

Rev. Kuiper is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Byron Center, Michigan. In the last article we contended that Reformed churches have done more than the Romish, Anglican, Lutheran, and Baptist churches to restore the diaconate to its rightful place in the church. This the Reformed churches could do…

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Book Reviews

Reformed Confessions: Theology from Zurich to Barmen, by Jan Rohls. Tr. John Hoffmeyer. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press, 1998. xxiii + 311pp. $35 (cloth). [Reviewed by the editor] To read Reformed Confessions is to receive a sound, thorough education in the theology of Reformed orthodoxy. Following the order of…

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