Christianity and Humanism – H. Evan Runner

Document: H. Evan Runner, Christianity and Humanism (n.d.). Excerpt: In our own country, we are hearing a great deal about the tension that is frequently thought to be felt between states' rights and human rights, and between existing civil rights and human rights. These are polar tensions that arise from the peculiarly humanistic way of thinking. … Continue reading Christianity and Humanism – H. Evan Runner

The Christian and the World – H. Evan Runner

Document: H. Evan Runner, Christian Philosophic Enterprise in the Light of Biblical Prophecy (n.d.). Excerpt: When at the beginning of the summer vacation Prof. Radius called me on the telephone to ask if I would prepare something for this faculty-Board Conference, on the subject of the Christian's relation to the world, I first was very much … Continue reading The Christian and the World – H. Evan Runner

Christian Philosophic Enterprise in the Light of Biblical Prophecy – H. Evan Runner

Document: H. Evan Runner, Christian Philosophic Enterprise in the Light of Biblical Prophecy (n.d.). Excerpt: I was glad to be a participant in the First International Symposium that was held in 1976 in Driebergen, and now it is very good to be here among you in the Netherlands once again. This is the land where, under … Continue reading Christian Philosophic Enterprise in the Light of Biblical Prophecy – H. Evan Runner

The Reality of Societal Structures – James H. Olthuis

Document: James H. Olthuis, The Reality of Societal Structures (Toronto, ON.: Institute for Christian Studies, n.d.). Excerpt: The question for this paper is the status and nature of the structural entities which everyone experiences in his life; family, state, marriage, institutional church, business, labor union, etc. How is one to account for these structures, which we … Continue reading The Reality of Societal Structures – James H. Olthuis

The Word of God and Science – James H. Olthuis

Document: James H. Olthuis, The Word of God and Science (Toronto, ON.: Institute for Christian Studies, n.d.). Excerpt: The problem of the relation of the Bible to science is of fundamental importance for any group of Christians who engage in theoretical work. At the same time this customary formulation of the question, the relation of the … Continue reading The Word of God and Science – James H. Olthuis

The Biblical Doctrine of Election – Abraham Kuyper

Document: Abraham Kuyper, The Biblical Doctrine of Election (Grand Rapids, MI.: Zondervan Publishing House, 1934). Excerpt: In presenting that threefold subject: "The Holy Catholic Church: its Fellowship and Life" the 21st Lord's Day, quoting in part Art. 27 of the Belgic Confession, includes the Eternal Election. That subject is in its proper place here. Speaking of the church … Continue reading The Biblical Doctrine of Election – Abraham Kuyper

Selected Studies – Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer

Document: Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, Selected Studies (Toronto: Wedge Publishing, 1990). Excerpt: The lectures and essays contained in this book will serve, in a modest way, to meet a need that exists for English-language information about the life and work of the nineteenth-century Dutch historian and statesman Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer (1801-1876). While a very great … Continue reading Selected Studies – Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer

Opening the Scriptures: Proverbs – Frans Van Deursen

The title of this chapter—“In the wilderness”—is also the title of this fourth book of the Bible in the Hebrew editions of the Old Testament. That title comes from the first verse of Numbers, which begins this way: “Yahweh spoke to Moses in the wilderness.” Nonetheless, this is not the name of the fourth Bible book in our English translations. Our English title comes from the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old Testament. That version replaced the Hebrew title (bamidbar) with arithmoi (numbers). Later the Vulgate translated this as “Numbers.” Both the Greek and the Latin titles mean: Numbers, or Censuses. It is true, of course, that in Numbers we are going to hear a lot about numbers and counting. But we will hear about something more than that.

Opening the Scriptures: Numbers – Cornelis Vonk

The title of this chapter—“In the wilderness”—is also the title of this fourth book of the Bible in the Hebrew editions of the Old Testament. That title comes from the first verse of Numbers, which begins this way: “Yahweh spoke to Moses in the wilderness.” Nonetheless, this is not the name of the fourth Bible book in our English translations. Our English title comes from the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old Testament. That version replaced the Hebrew title (bamidbar) with arithmoi (numbers). Later the Vulgate translated this as “Numbers.” Both the Greek and the Latin titles mean: Numbers, or Censuses. It is true, of course, that in Numbers we are going to hear a lot about numbers and counting. But we will hear about something more than that.