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Mathematics

Newspapers, magazine, and journalists herald our generation as the information age. The rate of information available to consumers like you and me continually grows exponentially and there appears to be no end to this growth. Vast amounts of information are available at libraries, and through interlibrary loans one can obtain even the rarest books on […]

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Editor’s Note

Welcome to the February issue of the Beacon Lights. I would especially like to welcome those who are reading the Beacon Lights for the first time, and encourage you to continue to read it, as well as the Bible, in the future. Sarah Hanko, daughter of our missionary Rev. Ronald Hanko, gives us the first […]

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All Walks of Life

What occupations are appropriate for Christians? What areas of study? The reformers were distinctive in their day in teaching that all occupations, excluding those that required sin, were pleasing in God’s sight. In this issue of the Beacon Lights, we explore a number of occupations that young people should consider as they determine what is […]

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Responses to “A Church United”

Recently the “Cults” class at Covenant Christian High School, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, wrote responses to an article in the October 1995 Beacon Lights entitled “A Church United.” A few are published here with a “thank you” to all the writers who spent time to write. It was greatly appreciated.   This article addresses a […]

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Watching Daily at My Gates

As we contemplate the recent past celebration of our Lord’s first advent and actively, patiently await His second, let us do so with joy but also with obedience to Him by His Spirit in our own lives. This month we will look into Scripture at those who waited both patiently and obediently and what resulted […]

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Elementary Education

RING! ! ! ! 8:05 A.M. the students file in. Lockers slam. News is shared with fellow classmates. As teachers, we look on, listen to yesterday’s stories, or help students. A lot of times you hear stories about pets, family members, or news about Iowa—since I am from that state, they love to come up […]

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Editor’s Note

As yet another year slips by, we ponder the goodness and graciousness that God has shown to us. Through the happy weddings and births and the sorrowful deaths, God has remained faithful to us, His chosen people. Despite the times we have sinned and gone astray, and even through the moments when we forsook God, […]

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Happy New Year

“Happy New Year!” ring the words                                                         So glibly from our lips.                                                   “Have a good day!”— “Have a good year!”                                                         Do we mean those quips?                                                   I suppose that in our minds                                                        We wish the brother well,                                                   Hoping that in peace and safety                                                        He this year may dwell.                                                   And […]

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Goodness (7)

Julie stood still and listened carefully. What was that sound coming from upstairs? It sounded like somebody was crying softly. Should she investigate? Without a sound, she tiptoed halfway up the stairs. Yes, somebody was definitely whimpering. She boldly continued up the rest of the way and around the corner. “Lydia!” exclaimed Julie with true […]

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I Am a P.R. Congregation

1.     It’s fitting to start with me, I suppose— A land filled with love from my head to my toes.   2.   My namesake, Mr. Johnson, our president became And even our state bears a presidential name.   3.   With “Lorna” my name is often united, Or else as a sand hill I’m usually cited. […]

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