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Thanksgiving – 1941

SCENE ONE. A magnificent edifice of the most modern construction, adorned with the last word in mod­ern furnishings. A large, steaming, golden brown turkey graces the center of the dining room table, set off by two candlesticks and surrounded with heavy silverware and costly china. Two bright-eyed children sit at opposite sides of the table, […]

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It Can Be Done

That is what the Young Men’s Society of the First Protestant Re­formed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan, said about a year ago, when the proposition was broached that our Churches should go “on the air”. The result is that a 26- week contract has been signed with the broadcasting station WLAV, which has its outlet […]

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The Christian’s Thanksgiving

The forest’s trees have lost their summer green and stand arrayed in gorgeous hues of the varied autumn colors. Hill and plain and dell alike, have changed from sum­mer dress to that of harvest hues. The once tall, green corn now decks the fields in shocks of brown and yellow, while through the fields lay […]

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Colonial Echoes

Certain days and certain seasons of the year serve to remind us in a special way of particular events of history. And so, too, Thanksgiving Day has its special signification and reminds us among other things of those early Pilgrims who came to the shores of the New World, seeking the right of free worship […]

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Religious Freedom in Russia

During his press conference Oct. 2, President Roosevelt astounded the people of our country, but also many people in other countries by his statement concerning religious freedom in Soviet Russia. During the past month this remark has aroused considerable comment and criticism by many church leaders in our country and also abroad. The remark was […]

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Protective Coloration

“The laws of nature are but the thoughts and agencies of God— the modes in which He works and carries out the designs of His prov­idence and will”. – Tyron Edwards Have you ever seen a walking- stick? A measuring worm? If you have, undoubtedly, you have spent some time in close observa­tion to determine […]

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Why Should We Read?

The lives of most young people today are so overcrowded with duties and pleasures that, they will say, there is simply no time just to sit down peaceably to read. And if occasionally there are just a few unoccupied moments, they are too tired, and “Ho Hum!” I guess I’ll go to bed early tonight […]

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Reaching for the Stars

Reaching For The Stars, by Nora Wain. Little, Brown, and Com­pany, Boston. This is not a novel, as the title would perhaps lead you into sur­mising. It is more like a travel­ogue than a novel, but it isn’t ex­actly that either. The author’s husband went to Germany in 1934 to study music and she accompan­ied […]

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Fireside Chats

To my mind there is in every so­ciety a triumvirate: three distinct yet unified individuals whose duty and aim it must be to guarantee the success of each meeting. All three are essential. Perhaps one of the three may have duties of broader scope than the others, but it is essential that they must all […]

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Parables

Outline V The Mustard Seed Matt. 13:31,32 Before you go on with this out­line, you ought to read, besides the above-mentioned passage, also Mk. 4:30-32 and Lk. 13: 8, 9. These two passages also give the parable of the mustard seed. The various writers give the story in slightly different words due to the fact […]

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