October

Letters to the Editors October 1994

To the Editors of The Outlook: Lester De Koster’s pieces against me in the May and June 1994 Outlook (“Holtrop’s Hypothesis, I and II”) are so mean spirited, supercilious and distortive that they do not deserve a response.... next...

Promise Keepers

If you have not heard of it by now, you will very soon! I’m referring to PROMISE KEEPERS. It is a growing movement of men across the nation who gather together to encourage, challenge, and pray for each other to be men of integrity. We... next...

In Defense of Tolerance

A mother approached me after a morning service and thanked me for saying in my sermon that Jesus is the only Mediator in whose name we should pray. This confirmed in her mind a decision she had made the previous week. She related to me the following... next...

Return of Christ: The Consummating Event at the End of the Age

The event of Christ’s return, variously termed in the Bible the “revelation,” the “appearing,” or the “coming” of Christ, is, as we saw in a previous article, the great centerpiece of biblical expectation... next...

Church & World October 1994

Second Woman Pastor to Serve Christian Reformed Church • Mary-Lee Bouma to “teach, expound the Word of God, and provide pastoral care” as unordained solo pastor of Trinity CRC, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan (September 2, 1994) RBPS –... next...

A Plea for Reformed Ecumenicity

If you’re like me, you hear the word “ecumenicity” and you think, “World Council of Churches” or some such “ecumenical” organization. (“Ecumenicity” comes from the Greek word “oikoumene,”... next...

Practical Ecumenism

The twentieth century has seen much discussion of the importance of Christian unity. The advance of secularism and rival religions especially in the West have led many Christians to write and speak about the crucial witness that Christian unity... next...

Agenda Suggestions for Roman Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue

The following statements of evangelical belief are offered as material for dialogue between Roman Catholics and Evangelicals, as a follow up on the recently published document, “Evangelicals and Catholics Together: The Christian Mission... next...

Confessing the Reformed Faith: Our Identity in Unity and Diversity

The following address was delivered at a meeting of NAPARC. I have selected as my topic this evening, “Confessing the Reformed Faith: Our Identity in Unity and Diversity.” The central issue that I will address is the issue of Reformed... next...

Synod 1994: A Further Reflection on What it Means

By now many readers of The Outlook have had time to reflect on the decision of the 1994 Synod of the CRC regarding women-in-office. Synod 1994 by a narrow margin (9589) decided not to ratify a proposed change in the Church Order that would have... next...
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