July/August

Window of Opportunity

When we chose the wording for the theme of this issue of The Outlook, we were tempted to put a question mark behind it to read WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY? This would not be strange because CR synods have been flip-flopping the past four years—seriously... next...

Synod 1994 – Encouragement, Concerns, and Opportunities

In blistering heat, the 1994 Synod of the Christian Reformed Church began its meetings on the campus of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Tuesday, June 14. A number of important topics were on the agenda of synod, but from the beginning... next...

Synod 1994 – A Genuine Turningpoint or Temporary Reprieve?

As the Christian Reformed denomination held its collective breath, Synod 1994 met for almost two weeks at the Fine Arts Center of Calvin College, beginning with an opening prayer service at the Westview CRC on June 13 and concluding on June... next...

Women in Ecclesiastical Offices: Advisory Committee 10-B Majority Report

This Majority Report adopted by the CRC Synod 1994 drew abusive comments on the floor of synod from its opponents, such as: “barsh, insensitive, almost wicked, legalistic, Christless, unpastoral, arrogant, idolizing the Bible, no generosity,... next...

“Hello...”

One morning, about a week after the CRC Synod ‘94 adjourned, my telephone rang and the conversation with a male caller went something like this: Caller: Hello, is this Laurie Vanden Heuvel? Responder: Yes it is. Caller: I am a deacon... next...

When God Gives People What They Want

The title of this article is borrowed with permission from a sermon my husband preached some time ago. As I observed the synod of the CRC in session and the protest by the women and their supporters the day following the vote by synod not to... next...

RU486 and Soulless Technology

The Clinton Administration’s tireless effort to import the abortion pill known as RU 486 into the United States provides additional evidence that when the President promised to make abortions “rare,” he was not telling the... next...

PRM International: Talking Scriptures for those who must HEAR

About 500 years ago, when the printing press was a recent invention, Martin Luther and other reformers “jumped” on it and God revived His church with the Reformation! Now we are the first generation in all of human history since... next...

Discipline: Thoughts on Methodology

Last month, we reviewed together the Biblically-established reasons for the elders’ involvement in the practice of church discipline. I suggested three: for the church’s sake (to prevent spiritual carelessness, or the spreading of... next...

Letter to the Editor July/August 1994

Dear Editors and readers of The Outlook: Imagine my surprise when I discovered an eight-page article on The Fourth Day in the March issue of The Outlook. The number eight and the month of March were especially significant to me in this context... next...
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