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Tymen E. Hofman Collection

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Tymen E. Hofman Collection, 1950-2008 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Tymen E. Hofman Collection, 1950-2008

ID: COLL/492

Primary Creator: Hofman, Tymen E. (1922-2006)

Extent: 3.0 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Date Acquired: 00/00/2008

Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church. The collection includes book manuscripts; articles; papers; correspondence; photographs; reports; sermons; and materials detailing various synodical committees, church-related issues, pastorates, and Canadian churches' history, particularly the churches at Monarch and Nobleford, Alberta. [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

Tymen Edward Hofman was born in Nobleford, AB on August 24, 1922. Hofman grew up on the family farm, and eventually attended University of Alberta to study agriculture. However, he felt the calling to pursue a career in ministry, so Hofman enrolled at Calvin Theological Seminary. He earned his B.D. in 1951 and eventually earned his M.Div. in 1977. While attending Calvin, he met and married Jacoba "Cobi" Jorritsma.

After graduation, Hofman accepted the call from Bozeman, MT. Hofman was the first Canadian-born preacher in the CRC, and he was ordained on October 10, 1951. He served the Bozeman congregation until 1955. He went on to serve the congregations of Calgary, AB (1955-62); Los Angeles, CA (1962-68); Allen Av., Muskegon, MI (1968-72); Neland, Av. Grand Rapids, MI (1972-81); and lastly Faith, Tinley Park, IL (1981-87). Rev. Hofman retired from active ministry in October of 1987.

Rev. Hofman participated in many denominational boards including Board of Home Missions, Board of Trustees of Calvin College and Seminary, and Interchurch Relations Committee. He also found time to write articles in periodicals like the Banner and Calvinist Contact. He even published a book, The Strength of Their Years: The Story of a Pioneer Community, about Dutch history in Alberta, Canada.

Rev. Hofman was known for his powerful preaching and singing voice, as well as his bluntness and good heart. Later in life, he was diagnosed with cancer which required him to go through throat surgery. On January 6, 2006 Tymen Hofman passed away due to complications from a throat inflammation. He was survived by his wife and their 3 sons.

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 6 Boxes

Acquisition Source: Cobi Hofman, 2008 and 2011


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, 1950-2003],
[Series 2: Subject Correspondence, 1955-2002],
[Series 3: Ministerial Materials, 1951-1998],
[Series 4: Publications and Research Materials, 1950-2004],
[Series 5: Biographical Information, 1979-2008],
[Series 6: Photographs, 1951-1969],
[All]

Series 1: Correspondence --- 1950-2003
Box 1
Folder 1-9: Correspondence --- 1950-2003
Series 2: Subject Correspondence --- 1955-2002
Box 2
Folder 1-2: Correspondence during pastorate at First CRC, Calgary, AB --- 1955-1962
Folder 3: Correspondence during pastorate at First CRC, Los Angeles, CA --- 1960
Folder 4: Correspondence re: Synodical Committee on Race Relations (SCORR) --- 1966-1981
Folder 5: Correspondence and materials re: Association of Christian Reformed Laymen (ACRL) --- 1970-1978
Folder 6: Correspondence re: work as Synodical Deputy --- 1975-1980
Folder 7: Correspondence re: Allen D. Verhey --- 1976
Folder 8: Correspondence and materials re: Hannelor Monyer --- 1976-1979
Folder 9: Correspondence re: schism and polarization --- 1978-1998
Folder 10: Correspondence re: The Charismatic Movement in First CRC, Calgary, AB --- 1979-2001
Folder 11: Correspondence and materials re: Eaton's of Canada Limited --- 1980
Folder 12: Correspondence re: Contemporary Testimony --- 1984-1985
Folder 13: Correspondence re: Committee on Denominational Concerns --- 1986-1997
Folder 14: Correspondence with Gerrit Manenschijn --- 2002
Series 3: Ministerial Materials --- 1951-1998
Box 3
Folder 1: Call Letters and correspondence --- 1951-1981
Folder 2: Materials re: pastorate at Bozeman, MT --- 1951-1955
Folder 3: Back to God Hour sermons --- 1957
Folder 4: Records of funerals conducted --- 1961-1967
Folder 5: Address re: 25th Anniversary of First CRC, Calgary, AB --- 1962
Folder 6: Program: Installation Service, First CRC, Los Angeles, CA --- 1962
Folder 7: Sermon preached after the riots in Watts, Los Angeles, CA --- [1965?]
Folder 8: Materials re: Committee on the Church and the Film Arts --- 1965-1967
Folder 9: Materials re: SWIM Team at First CRC Los Angeles, CA --- 1966
Folder 10: Program: Installation Service, Allen Avenue CRC, Muskegon, MI --- 1968
Folder 11
Item 1: Installation Service, Neland Avenue CRC, Grand Rapids, MI --- 1972
Item 2: Issues of Neland Church News --- 1972 and 1981
Folder 12: Recognition of 25 years in the ministry --- 1976
Folder 13: Material re: trip to South Africa --- 1980
Folder 14: Material re: Faith CRC, Tinley Park, IL --- 1981-1987
Box 4
Folder 1: Interchurch Relations Committee (IRC) materials re: World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) --- 1974-1988
Folder 2: Materials re: CRC-RCA relations --- 1975-1987
Folder 3: Reports: IRC Delegation to the Netherlands: 1977; and Netherlands Delegation --- 1982
Folder 4: IRC materials --- 1983-1987
Folder 5: IRC materials re: Die Gereformeerde Kerk in Suid Afrika (GKSA) --- 1983-1988
Folder 6: IRC materials re: Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland --- 1984-1986
Folder 7: Material re: Hofman/Bakker dialogue on creation --- 1986
Folder 8: Materials re: restoration of the first CRC building in Canada (Monarch, AB) --- 1989-1992
Folder 9: Materials re: Denominational Concerns, i.e., Reformed Witness, Alliance of Reformed Church, Christian Renewal --- 1990-1998
Series 4: Publications and Research Materials --- 1950-2004
Box 5
Folder 1: Research materials and writings re: Dutch Immigrant History Project --- 1950-1992
Folder 2: Materials and script for CRC Centennial sight/sound program, "The Call, The Church, The Challenge," 1956 --- [1957?]
Folder 3: Booklet: Golden Jubilee Anniversary of the Nobelford Christian Reformed Church, 1905-1955, Nobelford, Alberta --- [1955]
Folder 4: Articles --- 1957-1994
Folder 5: Paper: "Taking Discipline Seriously" --- [1959?]
Folder 6: Research materials (newsletter): Historical Society of Alberta --- 1969-1975
Folder 7-8: Manuscript: Living Members --- [1972?]
Folder 9: Paper: "Watergate: the End of a Line" --- [1974?]
Folder 10: Paper: "The Dynamics of the Integration of the Church" --- 1976
Folder 11: Paper: Celebrating 75 Years in Canada" --- [1980?]
Folder 12: Banner articles with related documents re: Hofman/Boesak dialogue --- 1980-1981
Folder 13: Manuscript: For the Strength of Their Years --- [1980?]
Folder 14: Manuscript: For the Strength of Their Years --- 1982
Folder 15: Book reviews: For the Strength of Their Years --- [1983?], and 1991
Folder 16: Writings --- 1984-2005
Folder 17: Paper: "Memories at a 35th Anniversary" --- [1986?]
Folder 18: Paper: "From Pioneering to Piyami" --- [1986?]
Folder 19: Paper: "Ministerial Ethics and the Word of God" --- 1989
Folder 20: Essay: "The Life and Times of Neland Church, 1972-1981" --- 1993
Folder 21: Article: "memories of a Sunday Morning in Rijssen," Christian Courier, vol. 18, 10-11 --- Sept 13, 1996
Folder 22: Paper: "The Growing Irrelevance of Synod" --- [1997]
Folder 23: Book contributions in: Our Family Album, James C. Schaap, (Grand Rapids, MI: CRC Publications) --- 1998
Folder 24: Paper: "The Restoration of the Original Monarch CRC Church" --- 2001
Box 6
Folder 1: Manuscript: My Life and Times --- [2004?]
Folder 2: Book: The Canadian Story of the CRC: Its First Century, (Belleville, ON: Guardian Books) --- 2004
Series 5: Biographical Information --- 1979-2008
Box 6
Folder 3: Periodical clippings --- 1950-1984
Folder 4: Singing and speaking programs and materials --- 1950s
Folder 5: Materials for Albert Postman Student Loan Fund --- 1969-1997
Folder 6: Vita and related documents --- 1979-2008
Folder 7: Materials re: the Hofman family video project --- 1988-1989
Folder 8: Commencement address: Calvin Theological Seminary --- 1994
Folder 9: Obituaries --- 2006
Series 6: Photographs --- 1951-1969
Box 6
Folder 10: Photographs
Item 1: Classis Pacific (First Lynden CRC, Lynden, WA), "Examination of Candidates: T. E.Hofman, L. Sweetman, C. Vos" --- Oct. 1951
Item 2: Herman Wierenga with immigrants --- [1952?]
Item 3: Synod: Tymen E. Hofman, John Hanenberg, George Monsma, Chris Withage, Anthony De Jager --- 1955
Item 4: William Spoelhof and Albert Postman --- [1969?]

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, 1950-2003],
[Series 2: Subject Correspondence, 1955-2002],
[Series 3: Ministerial Materials, 1951-1998],
[Series 4: Publications and Research Materials, 1950-2004],
[Series 5: Biographical Information, 1979-2008],
[Series 6: Photographs, 1951-1969],
[All]


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