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David and His Mighty Men

David and His Mighty Men, by R. O. Corwin, published by Wm. B. Eerdmans David and His Mighty Men, is a book which pictures for us the character, faithfulness, and vitality of David and his thirty-seven captains, as well as of his common soldiers. The author, R. O. Corwin, was especially interested in the period […]

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Introduction  – Meet Mr. Buwalda! The writer of “The Value of Classic Learning for Christ’s Fighting Church” is Doctorandus D. J. Buwalda, lecturer in New Testament and Patristic Greek at the Kampen Theological Seminary of the Gereformeerde Kerk (Art. 31). He is also instructor of classic languages at the Kampen Gereformeerde Gymnasium. The author took […]

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The Formidable Habit

The question preponderant in my mind and also motivating me to write this time on this subject is: “Is there place for habit in Christian Living?” Particu­larly does this question come to my at­tention now because the habits (?) of the covenant youth obviously change with the seasons. Summer time is here and consequently our […]

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Smoking

After reading SCHUILER’S page in the May issue of the Beacon Lights, I thought about this question, What do you think of smoking in the church parlors  and your remark that one would have a hard time proving from Scripture that it is wrong to smoke in the church par­lors. Let us leave off the […]

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Religious Beliefs of Youth

Religious Beliefs of Youth This is a title of a book which tells of a survey made by Social Scientist Murray G. Ross. This survey was made by send­ing eight page questionnaires to American youth from the ages 18 to 29, including Protestants, Catholics, and Jews. Nearly two thousand replied to these questionnaires. The conclusion […]

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Some Pertinent Questions

Summary of a talk given by Rev. Herman Hoeksema the evening of February 4, 1936. The title of this article suggests our motivation in publishing it. The word pertinent signifies proper, appropriate. I will bear in mind, there­fore the occasion which is a gathering of Christian, Protestant Reformed Young People. In classifying these questions there […]

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The Concealed Plant

“The very act of planting a seed in the earth has in it to me something beautiful. I always do it with a joy that is largely mixed with awe. I watch my garden beds after they are sown, and think how one of God’s exquisite miracles is going on beneath the dark earth out […]

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The Word of God

Thy Word, O Lord, so pure and sweet Is as a lamp before My feet, A light upon my way; It shows me who Thou art for me, Tells me what I should be for Thee, Corrects me when I stray.   It tells me how in wondrous love Thou hast sent the Saviour from […]

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Until the Day Break

Until the Day Break by Sallie Lee Bell published by Zondervan Publishing House. This book is the second prize winner in Zondervan’s International Fiction Con­test. It is a story that was supposed to have taken place in the time of Christ. Mara, a beautiful Jewess, is a concubine of Herod, loved by the king but […]

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