Remembering Dr. Richard J. Venema

  On November 30, 2015, the Lord took home to glory Dr. Richard J. Venema at the age of 93. He served many churches in multiple federations and was well-known within the Reformed community as a forthright defender of God’s truth. Writing a memorial piece always carries the danger of either idolizing or idealizing a … Continue reading Remembering Dr. Richard J. Venema

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New Zealand Reformation celebrations

Reformation celebrations are rather rare in New Zealand. Yet churches belonging to the Reformed Churches of New Zealand (RCNZ) hosted some significant Reformation-related events in 2012. Rev. Leo de Vos says about a meeting held on Reformation Day in the Reformed Church of Silverstream, “Some of our churches are not inclined to have services on … Continue reading New Zealand Reformation celebrations

Grace given to minister: Drs. Richard & Cornel Venema

It seems ironic that Dr. Cornel Venema has spent many years involved in academia and serves as a seminary president when a memory from his childhood he and his father share was that when he began his education, he hated school. “I recall that when he started school,” says Dr. Richard Venema, “he evidently walked … Continue reading Grace given to minister: Drs. Richard & Cornel Venema