La Question de l’Année: Where, O Man, Is Your Trust?

“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the Lord our God” (Ps. 20:7). “ The tower of Shechem must have been a massive structure to hold a thousand people. But it was a worthless refuge... next...

“Not A Square Inch” The Lordship of Christ in the Classroom

A war is being waged. This war is the oldest war in the history of the world. It began with the fall of Adam and Eve into sin. In the curse upon the serpent, the Lord Himself drew the line which would separate forever the opposing forces. He... next...

Sound Bites Torch and Trumpet 1958

January 1958 “The gospel of saving grace is a mystery in the sense that we can know it only when it is revealed to us. It is undiscoverable by us.” * * * * * “Man was, at best, a fallible creature. He was capable of falling... next...

Looking Back

When I write now and then about some aspects of the ministry (including ministers), then I have in mind especially the United Reformed Churches. Not only because I am a minister (emeritus) in that federation, but also because we are a young... next...

The Gods That Failed

Will Our Civilization Survive? Something has gone wrong with our twentieth century civilization. Mankind today is full of fear and anxiety. Toynbee in his A Study of History sought to analyze the breakdown and the disintegration of civilizations.... next...

Islam’s Doctrine of God

Ever since the September 11, 2001, attacks by Muslim terrorists against the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, the question has been raised, “What is the difference between Christianity and Islam?” Many... next...

Mid-America: An Academy with a Vocational Aim (2)

(The following is the text of Cornelis P. Venema’s inaugural address as the first president of Mid-America Reformed Seminary, September 27, 2001. This is the second part of the address. In the first part, Dr. Venema emphasized that Mid-America... next...

Like Apples of Gold in Settings of Silver (Part 4)

Seminaries When discussing the advancements of the Reformed faith, we need to mention distinctively reformed seminaries. MidAmerica, with which we are most familiar, just celebrated its 20th anniversary. There are also Whitefield Theological... next...
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