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A Greater Challenge

While attending Unity Christian High School in Hudsonville, Mich., Miss Lubbers won first prize for writing this essay in a contest sponsored by the National Union of Christian Schools. Judy is presently a freshman at Calvin College.   The challenge of Christian teaching, I wondered, what this vague but impressive phrase could mean and to […]

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Protestant Reformed Christian Education (6)

The Pupil Many terms have been used in the past to describe education and many different concepts continue to be propounded. Such concepts as subject matter centered, pupil centered, and life-centered have all been and continue to be part of the jargon of the professional educator. The basic thrust of this series of articles, however, […]

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Sunday Christians

Since the topic of “Should Young People’s meetings be held on Sunday or on a week­day?” was introduced several months ago, there have been a few interesting responses. Both sides of the matter have been argued well, and the time has come to conclude this question. But how? I cannot do it, because this is […]

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Singspirations

There were probably no more than one hundred people at the Beacon Lights Singspiration held February 12 at Southeast Church. One hundred people. Not a very good representation of all our young people who could have been there. Why were no more present? It seems that in other churches in this area such hymn-sings are […]

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Sabbath Labor – Is It Proper?

“Six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work. But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God; in it thou shalt not do any work. . . .” Familiar words, aren’t they? Then isn’t it strange that we so frequently forget and disobey them? Doctors, nurses, and policemen, all these […]

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Not Here – But Risen

 “And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen.” Luke 24:5-6. Many things appeared very confused that morning of the resurrection of Christ from the grave. The story of the guards was […]

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Letters from Our Servicemen

Dear Editor, I am writing in regard to the section entitled “Feature” in our Beacon Lights, written by Don Jonker. (Beacon Lights, November, 1963. Ed.) I felt this Convention Survey was well written and most interesting to read. Because by this report, others who read the article could get an idea of what other Young […]

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Son of Tears

“Son of Tears” by Henry Corey Published by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.   Rev. Mr. Corey, an author of several other books, is a pastor in Orthodox Presbyterian Church in California. He was educated at Wheaton College, Westminster Seminary, and Princeton Theological Seminary. His life has been dedicated to the work of the Lord, […]

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Faith on Trial

“Faith on Trial” by D. Martyn Lloyd Jones, Published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan.   Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones is the preacher at the Westminster Chapel in London. He is the author of several books which include: The Basis of Christian Unity; Studies in the Sermon on the Mount; Spiritual Depression: […]

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Prayer

Prayer, true prayer is our means of expression to God, by which we can show our gratitude to him for sending his son Jesus Christ. Likewise, through prayer we show our sorrow to Him for our sins. We, as the redeemed, come before God in humbleness, humble in the presence of a father who is […]

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