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Nots and Noses

It is disheartening to note that despite the vigor of a major part of our young people, despite the enthusiasm of the host society of the 1961 Convention, and despite the energetic progress of the Federation Board and staff of  Beacon Lights, there is not the unity among our young people that there might be.  […]

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The Beacon Lights Literary Contest

Into the simmering kettle of theoretical debate as to whether or not the Protestant Reformed Churches have anything to contribute in the area of creative writing, Beacon Lights tosses a practical morsel.  Let us find out by actual observation.  Thus is conceived the Beacon Lights Literary Contest.  Its birth, optimistically, will follow. A committee of […]

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Symbolism in Nature

I recall standing with a group of men some time ago talking about the Russian success in taking pictures of the other side of the moon.  It was toward evening and the sun was sinking in the distant west casting the shadows of the night about us.  These men were properly impressed with the accomplishment […]

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On the Convention Road

Little needs to be added in the way of motivating young people to attend the 1961 Convention.  The veterans of many Conventions will attend with the enthusiasm born and nourished by past Conventions.  The new recruits have the allurement of a Convention in Colorado and a week’s vacation for approximately $10.00 (less for a delegate).  […]

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U.S. Independence: Result of an Enlightened Mind?

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the […]

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His Blood On Us

The frenzied mob, ferocious, fearing nought, Pressed closer, shouting for the life they sought, And raised their voices in a mighty flood: “On us and on our children be His blood.” The scarlet stains, on that spike-studded cross Where hung the bleeding body, with each toss Of pain re-echoed that rebellious cry Until it reached […]

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Conformity or Consecration

From time to time we as individuals reflect on what we have been given and endowed with in the past and for what we are looking in the future.  We realize we are subjects of time and a very real part of this animate world; but when time is well nigh spent, our lives will […]

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King of the West Side

William Heuman – Eerdmans – 140 pp. – $2;50 Getting young people to read books is difficult.  Getting them to read good books is more difficult.  But the most difficult project of all is writing them.  Few works of Christian fiction on the young adult level are interesting enough to command attention.  Fewer still, portray […]

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