17 Aug GS 2010 art 153
GS 2010 Article 153 – New Name for the Theological College
- 1.1 Report of the Board of Governors of the Theological College (8.2.l).
- 1.2 Letter from Winnipeg-Grace (8.3.L.3).
- 2.1 The Board adopted a proposal to change the name by which the College operates or is known, from “Theological College of the Canadian Reformed Churches” to “Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary,” and seeks Synod’s approval for this name change. Its recommendation is:
- To approve the College continuing under the operative name of “Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary” without any change to its legal name.
- 2.2 Winnipeg-Grace recommends that Synod reject the recommendation from the Board of Governors to change the name of the Theological College to “Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary.” WinnipegGrace argues that dropping the words “of the churches” implies the college is no longer “of the churches,” but rather just “Canadian Reformed.”
- 3.1 The Board of Governors proposes that Synod adopt the name “Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary” as the operational name of the College, while retaining “The Theological College of the Canadian Reformed Churches” as the legal name. This answers the objection of Winnipeg-Grace.
- 3.2 The name “Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary” is a fitting and appropriate name. The words “Canadian Reformed” identify it with the churches, the word “Theological” describes its area of study, and the word “Seminary” underlines the fact that it is an institution in which men are trained for the ministry of the gospel.
That Synod decide to adopt the name “Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary” as the operational name for the College.