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God the Holy Spirit and Modern Thought

“It has become almost a convention that those who undertake to write about the Holy Spirit should begin by deploring the neglect of this doctrine in the thought and life of the Church today.”  This assertion from the opening page of one of the most recent treatments on the subject can also be applied to […]

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Missionary Notes

  No doubt the question that fills the minds of most of our young people, who have a prayerful concern with our mission, is:  what happened in Tripp, South Dakota?  Why did our Missionary, Rev. G. Lubbers, leave there?  Were there any people at Tripp, who, when all was said and done, would have desired […]

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Cults and Sects

  Since Beacon Lights intends to publish a series of essays on Cults and Sects, the purpose of this article is to introduce the subject, so that we may make our acquaintance with those groups that appear round about us as cults or sects.  We face the question:  What are cults?  And what are sects. […]

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Memorials to Man

You are still wondering, aren’t you, about a situation that continues to exist in our churches?  We refer to the matter of condoning the establishment, or endeavors to establish, by whatever group or agency, memorials to man within the sphere of our churches.  Your wonder, evidently, does not stem from a lack of conviction concerning […]

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A New Teacher Certification Code

“It’s hard to be a Christian these days.” Doesn’t this summarily describe the life of a Christian as he lives in a world of sin and depravity which is so much like the world as it was in the days before the deluge? Isn’t this a fact whether one is a child or an adult? […]

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Chats with Young Adults on Growing Up

E. Margaret Clarkson –Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Misinformation and mystery respecting the things that are holy but have become the subject of much lusty conversation is one of the problems which besets the Christian community. In this little volume, which appears as a sequel to an earlier book entitled Susie’s Babies, Miss Clarkson attempts […]

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The Inevitable Encounter

Edward L. R. Elson, (Preaching For Today Series) – Wm. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co. This little volume of 68 pages is a collection of nine sermons delivered by Dr. Elson in the National Presbyterian Church of Washington D.C. Elson claims to represent the Historic Presbyterian tradition saying that it is his purpose to preach the […]

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