Called by the church of Chatham, ON: Rev. C. Bouwman of Yarrow, BC.
Declined the call to the church of Vernon, BC: Rev D. de Boer of Dunnville, ON.
Rev. Wes L. Bredenhof has been awarded a Doctor of Theology degree, following the successful defence of his dissertation, For the Cause of the Son of God: The Missiological Relevance of the Belgic Confession. The defence took place on April 9, 2010, and the degree was awarded by Reformation International Theological Seminary. The dissertation challenges the negative judgements of many theologians and church historians concerning the missiological relevance of the Belgic Confession. Rev. Bredenhof also examines the missiological relevance of the Belgic Confession for the twenty-first century.
Called by the the church of St. Albert, AB: Rev J. VanWoudenberg of Guelph, ON.
Examined by Classis Ontario West on March 24, 2010 and received consent to speak an edifying word in the churches (C.O. Art. 21), effective May 2010, upon successful completion of the current academic year: Students Abel Pol, Steve Vandevelde, and Ted VanSpronsen.
The mailing address for Grace Canadian Reformed Church in Winnipeg is: P.O. Box 43021 RPO Kildonan Place Winnipeg, MB R2C 5G5
Declined the call to Vernon, BC: Rev. J. Louwerse of Neerlandia, AB.
Called by the church of Vernon, BC: Rev. J. D. Louwerse of Neerlandia, AB.
Accepted the call to the congregation of Smithville, ON: Candidate K. Bergsma.
Rev. Jason P. Van Vliet has been awarded the degree Doctor of Theology, following the successful defence of his dissertation, Children of God: the Imago Dei in John Calvin and His Context. The defence took place on October 29, 2009, at the Theological University of the Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerken of the Netherlands, in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. The dissertation examines CalvinsÂ´s explanation of the imago Dei within the times and ecclesiastical circumstances in which he lived. Dr. Van Vliet aims at giving a satisfactory answer to the question of whether CalvinsÂ´s teaching on the imago Dei can be considered one of the stronger or weaker points of his reformatory work. The dissertation is published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht in the Reformed Historical Theology series.
Rev. R. Bredenhof graduated with the Master of Theology degree from St. Stephen's College (University of Alberta), on October 26, 2009. His thesis was titled, "'I Speak as to My Children': 2 Corinthians and Paul's Relationship with the Church at Corinth."
Rev. T. G. Van Raalte has accepted the call to Surrey, BC. He has thereby declined the calls to Denver, CO and Grand Rapids, MI.
Called by the church of Smithville, ON: Candidate K. Bergsma.
Called by the church of Grand Rapids, MI: Rev. T. G. Van Raalte of Winnipeg (Redeemer), MB.