FILTER BY: [searchandfilter fields="sermons-category,sermons-tag,sermons-speakers,issue" show_count="1,1,1," order_by="name" order_dir="DESC"]

Not even Beacon Lights is outside the scope of application of the weighty words uttered by the ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus.  Much as it dislikes being so audaciously classified, Beacon Lights has been forced to admit that it, too, changes. Two members of the clan of regular contributors, Jay Kortering, associate editor, and Rev. Herman […]

Continue reading

By Way of Introduction

Those of you who have been readers of BeacBy on Lights for any length of time probably gave nod of recognition to the heading this department.  Current Comments is back again.  Perhaps many of you thought it was dead and now has been resurrected.  In a sense that is true.  But we would rather compare […]

Continue reading

The Accidental Reverie

He came in and sat near the back.  He bowed his head in prayer.  Then, he stretched out his feet in front of him, yawned twice, popped a lemon drop in his mouth, yawned once again, rubbed his eyes, looked about him blearily – maybe to check and see if he had made it to […]

Continue reading

The Reformed Parsonage

The parsonage, an institution which has come to occupy a rather important place in the Christian Church and is part of our Reformed heritage, has its origins (as have many other practices in the church) in the earth-taking rejection by Martin Luther of the doctrine and the forms and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church. […]

Continue reading

The House of the Lord

“One thing have I desired…; that I May dwell in the house of the Lord…” Psalm 27: 4   We often read and hear about the “house of the Lord.”  We often speak of it, especially in connection with divine worship; even with reference to our material visible church home. Really, what is the house […]

Continue reading

Lesson 10 (Revelation 6:1-8):  The Four Horsemen (III) Introductory a. Thus far we discussed the individual horsemen and their significance The question still remains: what is their mutual relation and why do they pursue their course in the earth? Especially does the question present itself:  why do the last three horsemen follow the first, or, […]

Continue reading

A Weak Flame in a Tinder Box

The popular concept of a reformer is usually of a person with sterling, dynamic personality who slashes right and left with the sword of truth in strong, accurate, purposeful stokes while astride the white charger of righteous indignation.  He thus brings absolute light to millions who had been existing in absolute darkness, and every innovation […]

Continue reading