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Technology’s Effect on Infants

Between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four months is when a child has the most critical brain development. The experiences that an infant has during these six months are pivotal for future functioning. If these six months are full of time glued to a television or mobile device, the child will lack experiences that will […]

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Devotionals September 8 – October 7, 2020

Sept. 8  Read Canons of Dordt, Head 3 & 4, Article 8 and Matthew 22:1–14 This article was written in response to the Arminian Opinions submitted to the synod, where they claimed God couldn’t really be serious in the call of the gospel if he had no intention of saving many of those who were […]

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Two Faces

Last summer my wife was at a local park. She observed another young mother sitting on a bench, clearly engrossed in her phone while her children played. After some time of not paying attention to her kids, she got up and took a selfie with them near the playset. This picture, if shared on social […]

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2 Timothy 2:2: And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. Note: In early November 2019, Mr. Jim Regnerus, principal of Trinity Christian High School in Hull, Iowa, asked me to give a chapel speech to […]

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The Issue at Hand, September 2020

A large part of your day is spent online. The majority of that time is spent on your phone. And that is where the focus is for this special issue of Beacon Lights. Although there are proper and good uses for our phones, the best answer to the question, “What did you do on your […]

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Social Media Modesty

Why do you post on Instagram? Why do you pose in that cute outfit for your Snap story? What is your end goal? If it’s for the likes, for the followers, to impress your significant other or the “popular” kid, or to look cool to your friends, I urge you to search your motives. 1 […]

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Cell Phones: Helping the World or Hurting It?

With innovation at every turn, this world is becoming increasingly governed by technology. Since there are new and exciting tech advances each year, society has completely changed from what it was decades ago. Technology is all over the place, resting on our desks, clipped around our wrists, and buried in our pockets. Although there are […]

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