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The Reformed Witness Hour Operations

The Reformed Witness Hour is but one of several radio programs which our Protestant Reformed Churches have used to witness the truth of God’s Sovereignty. Even though the cost of radio time was quite a financial burden, to some of them, it was felt to be their calling to testify of that truth which God […]

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The Purpose of the Radio Committee

The purpose of the Radio Committee as stated in their constitution is to direct and advance the Reformed Witness Hour. The Committee is made up of 13 to 15 members as the need may be. These members are elected by the Committee and are subject to consistorial approval. They must be members of First Church […]

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Work of the Program Committee

“This is the Reformed Witness Hour.” So each week we hear the introduction of our radio program. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in producing such a program? Come along with us and we will show you. Over the years the work of the program committee, a sub-committee in the Radio […]

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A Peek into the Files

Do you like to receive mail? Does a stack of unopened letters intrigue you? If so, the work of corresponding secretary should appeal to you as much as it does to me. I am still hoping, though, to experience the feeling the former secretary had when she opened the Reformed Witness Hour’s box in the […]

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Printing and Mailing of Our Radio Sermons

This article is intended to bring to the people of First Church, Grand Rapids and to others, the mechanics, extent and ambition of the printing and mailing committee of the Radio Committee. Looking back to the split in the light of our present situation, we feel that we have definitely arrived at a milestone. No […]

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The Book Committee Reports

Francis Bacon is quoted as saying, “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.” How aptly the latter part of this phrase could be applied to the works of our own beloved Rev. Hoeksema whose books the Reformed Witness Hour Book Committee has for many […]

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Doctrine and Practice (4)

Doctrine and practice. It was the relation between these two that we were discussing. And in the discussion we were examining the problem of whether it is possible for the preaching to be too doctrinal and not of sufficient practical advantage to the church of Christ in the world. We noticed in the last article […]

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Nothing New!

“There is nothing new under the sun!” These were the words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. They express the truth concerning all things that are seen and heard, smelled and touched in the sphere of our present existence. Not always is this truth clearly discernable for man and the appearance […]

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Acts 11:19-21

From the Hope Young People’s Society I received the following letter with a couple of questions which, I understand, they would like to have answered in Beacon Lights: Nov. 16, 1957 “Dear Rev. Hoeksema, “In our last week’s Young People’s Society meeting the following questions arose: “ ‘Whether these saints who were scattered abroad during […]

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The Place of the Kindergarten in Our School System

Kindergarten is a community of five and six-year old people. These people are very special people, spontaneous, warm, friendly, and eager. Although still firmly attached to home and family, they are beginning to discover the world of people and the things about them. They lavish their love and affection upon that fortunate individual, the kindergarten […]

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