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My graceful ride moves on as I float high and far above a lonesome world. I feel happy, free, content, and…found! Different from many of you. And so the world turns and twists in confusion about the ugly word d-r-u-g-s. The problem presents complications which are like a huge web, each day slowly being spun, […]

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Springboards for Discussion

Springboards for Discussion by John H. Bratt, Baker Book House, 143 pages, $1.25 Dr. Bratt is a Professor of Bible at Calvin College and also edits a column in The Banner. His book is divided into four units for discussion using a question directed to him by a disturbed Christian. It is simply written. There […]

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What My Society Means to Me – March 1940

The highway stretched out before us! For a long time I sat gazing out of the car window as we rode along: gazing at the fields still covered with a thin layer of snow, at the trees grouped together on the side of a hill, at the old wood farm houses and the newly painted […]

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What My Society Means To Me – December 1970

Another young people’s society season has begun. In fact, most of our societies have been meeting for several months by this time. What is your reason for attending society meetings? How important is young people’s society to you? Are you an active, participating member? Do you hope to benefit in any way? I hope to […]

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Timorous and Mistrust

Three men walk the Narrow Way leading up the Hill Difficulty onward to Jerusalem the Golden – Christian, Hypocrisy and Formalist. There is an infinity of difference between the one and the other two. The Word of God makes that difference. “I walk by the Rule of my Master. You walk by the rude working […]

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The Poison of Subjectivism

The title of this article is not original. It is, in fact, the title of an essay by C.S. Lewis. I think, however, that Lewis makes a point in this article which bears repeating, viz., that moral judgments, judgments of value, judgments about good and evil, right and wrong must be based upon some objective […]

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Scholarships!!

For the sixth consecutive year the Protestant Reformed Scholarship Committee is making plans to receive applications for scholarships for young people who have decided to prepare for the teaching profession or the ministry. The scholarship fund was discussed by the Federation Board during the 1950’s. It was proposed in the Beacon Lights in 1960. Since […]

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Our Devotional Life

In his work on the Lutheran Reformation, Philip Schaff discusses the home-life of Martin Luther and writes: He began the day, after his private devotions, which were frequent and ardent, with reciting in his family the Ten Commandments, the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and a Psalm. In a letter to Melanchthon, Veit Dietrich wrote […]

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News From, For, and About Our Churches

After several months of a severe news shortage, your news editor once again discovers that even though some of our churches are seldom heard from, they are, nevertheless, still making these worthwhile noises we call “news”! Thank you. From Hudsonville, Michigan: The young people here celebrated their annual Christmas party by making fruit baskets for […]

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Gathering Junk

It has repeatedly been suggested that ministers can shake sermons, speeches, or articles “out of their sleeves.” Ah, how sometimes I wish that were true! Five days ago I received a reminder from our editor that my article for the next Beacon Lights was due ten days earlier. I should have remembered. I’m sorry, Mr. […]

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