CanRC Synod Carman 2013 got underway yesterday. The first batch of Acts are now available at the federation website. Yesterday involved mostly organizational work. The executive was appointed and the synod divided up the workload amongst advisory committees. However, two important decisions were already made yesterday.
The first was a decision to move ahead with a fifth professor for our seminary. This professor will be full-time in the ecclesiology department.
The second important decision was the actual appointment of this fifth professor. Synod decided to appoint Rev. Ted Van Raalte, presently minister of the Maranatha Canadian Reformed Church in Surrey, BC. Rev. Van Raalte will be doing his doctoral defense next week Tuesday at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids. So, God willing, he will soon be Dr. Van Raalte. I congratulate my friend and colleague and I’m looking forward to seeing him here in Hamilton in the near future!