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The Problems of the School Board

As chairman of the Hope Protestant Reformed School Board, I was invited to write an article on this topic. I hesitate to take pen in hand because of lack of experience. Having been a board member for more than four years, I feel my experiences allow me to relate some of the duties and problems […]

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The Necessity of Protestant Reformed Education

The subject heading this article is the one that has been assigned me by the “Beacon Lights” Staff for their “School Issue.” From one point of view the subject is outdated. There was a time, not too many years ago, when this was the burning issue in our churches, especially in the Grand Rapids area. […]

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Nature Study

In this spring time of the year, the phenomenon of autumn colors is perhaps very far from our thoughts. As life begins anew, we are not too anxious to contemplate that wonder of plant life that awes us in the fall. The daffodils and crocuses (crocus’?) have already burst forth into yellow and purple; the […]

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Except the Lord Build

The last exams have been given and taken; books are replaced in cupboards; personal things are taken home; permanent records have been marked; the last report cards handed out; and graduation exercises completed – and another academic year comes to a close. What a wonderful year! I am sure that our other schools have experienced, […]

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Distinction From the World

Once again, in the month of June, we experience the closing of our schools temporarily for summer vacation. For some, this vacation from scholastic studies will be temporary, to be continued in the fall by more advanced study; for others, it means the end of their schooling and a beginning of different varied interests. When […]

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Credo…Non Credo

It was the time of the evening service, when the people of the Lord thronged to the house of God to keep the holy day. The service was begun with the usual prayers, the reading of the Holy Word, and the singing of the Psalms. But, there was something special about this particular service. An […]

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Doctrine in Our Christian Schools?

Space will not permit a detailed explanation of all the implications of the important question assigned to this department for this special school issue. That question is: “Should Doctrine Be Taught in our Christian Schools?” This question revolves about three matters which we will attempt to briefly discuss in this essay. They are: 1. What […]

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