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Interview with Tim Kooima (1)

MHH: It is March 2, 2009, and I am about to interview Mr. Tim Kooima from the Hull Protestant Reformed Church in Hull, IA.  Mr. Kooima, where and when were you born? TK:  October 26, 1932.  I was born at the home of my mother’s parents, in Iowa, with a Hudson, SD address, which caused […]

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Implications of Public Confession (7) Speak!

SPEAK!   “Before men….”                       Luke 12:8   During the weeks that precede your making confession and on the day it is to occur, Satan often whispers this thought into the heart of the believer: “Why make a public confession; is religion not a matter of the heart, an affair between my heart and the eternal […]

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Editor’s Note

This month we take the opportunity to thank a retiring staff member and welcome a new one on board.  Matt Kortus spent the past few years on the staff coming up with great ideas for articles and new rubrics and finding writers to write them. Matt is stepping down because of the busyness of this […]

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Day by Day

A young wife sits holding her husband’s hand as the doctor tells them the results from the tests she had last week. “It’s cancer,” he says, “we must start treatment immediately.”  Her fears rise; she has two young children at home.  How will they handle this, what will life be like six months from now […]

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The twenty-eighth century of His-story opens upon a band of 600 Philistines entering the heritage of Shamgar, a man of God in Israel.  They had poured their energy and resources into developing superior iron tools and weapons and felt ready to press into the land of these despised people who put their trust in God.  […]

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The Patriarchal Movement

Dear Editor, I want to thank Schuyler for the information regarding the Patriarchy movement and the two authors mentioned.  The answer encouraged some searching on my part about these two men.  I was therefore a little surprised to see such an adamant defense of Doug Wilson and R. C.  Sproul Jr. in a following Beacon […]

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The Littlest Sheep

One dark, rainy day, the littlest sheep fell amongst some rocks and broke its leg. It wailed for the Shepherd. The Shepherd gently picked him up from the rocks. He carried the littlest sheep back to the stable and laid it on a bed of straw. There, he tenderly bound the littlest sheep’s leg. The […]

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The Daily Press

January 1—Good Children are Happy Children Read Psalm 1 I sometimes remind my children: “Good children are happy children.”  When they are obedient and kind, their conscience is at peace with God, and our home is a pleasant place to be.  When they choose to disobey or act selfishly, not only do they feel troubled […]

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Providence (2) The Scope of Providence

When we speak of God’s providence as his personal government of the world, we mean that he governs all things. The scope of providence extends to all things. It includes the entire universe, every creature in the universe, and every event that happens in that universe from the explosion of a star, to the oscillations […]

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