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The Spring Retreat

As most of our readers know, the young people of the Protestant Reformed Churches from the Grand Rapids area gathered together at Camp Rogers for the spring Retreat. Camp Rogers is located approximately 20 miles northeast of Grand Rapids near Bostwick Lake. If memory serves me correctly, on April 10 and 11 there were about […]

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Sunday School in the Protestant Reformed Churches

Some time ago I was asked to write an article on the Sunday School for the Beacon Lights. That’s a pretty broad subject, of course, so the committee wisely gave me a topic to which I was to address myself. Now, somehow or other, I managed to lose the letter which I had received from […]

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Sloth and Presumption

“Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep.” – Solomon “Presumptuous are they; self-willed.” – Peter Simple, Sloth and Presumption, a trio of sleeping fools! You find them in a bottom, in the arms of Morpheus, and taken by the heels in the iron clutch of man’s worst enemy, Sin. Even aroused out of sleep, they remain […]

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Signs In Creation

Once in a while, though admittedly not frequently, one notices that even the world recognizes that something is happening in this world of our – something which causes them to sit up and take notice. I observed this as I read Time of June 15, 1970, which presented the account of the terrible earthquake in […]

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News From, For, and About Our Churches

Our Young People August – the month of the Prot. Ref. Young People’s Convention! For those who attended, this was perhaps one of the most significant aspects of summer, 1970. For five days, August 19 – 24, the young people from almost every church came together in Hudsonville, We not only had many good times […]

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: Your editorial “One Man” in the issue of May, 1970 prompts me to rise to the defense of a friend of mine, viz., John the Baptist. Your word picture of the man is entirely foreign to anything we read in the gospels. You write, “He is of average height, with a long, sandy, […]

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Is the Center of My Life The Church?

Have you ever met Harry? He is one of those fellows who is not so very interested in the worship service or various activities of the church. The first thing Harry does after he is ushered to his seat in church is settle down as comfortably as possible. Then he struggles through a tradition prayer. […]

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As we continue the study of the dangerous and deceitful theories of Arnold J. Toynbee, we wish our reader to be thoroughly aware of the fact than an exceedingly important part of his theories is the growth and breakdowns of civilizations. Somervell in his authorized abridgement of Volumes I-VI of the Study of History devotes […]

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A Day and the Life of a Minister

I have been asked to write an article on the subject, “A Day and the Life of a Minster,” My first reaction to this title was to suppose that it had been misstated, and that what really was meant was “A Day in the Life of a Minister.” What then would be called for would […]

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