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Each year the Beacon Lights staff is pleased to receive and publish winning essays from the annual Protestant Reformed Federation of Young People’s Societies scholarship writing contest. As is customary, this contest features a list of three questions, one of which each writer will address as a part of their essay. Although five authors were […]

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Perception over Truth

We live in a world of “cancel culture,” “fake news,” and people living “their own truth.” What does the Bible say about justice and seeking the truth? Give examples of people or groups from the Bible who held perception over truth. How can the Christian school teacher or minister be a defense against this worldly […]

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Fulfilled in Love

Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” In what ways are Christians called to bear one another’s burdens? How does this fulfill the law of Christ? What connections do you see between this verse and your outlook and work as a future teacher or minister?  “…And so […]

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Are You Watching?

Christ commanded us to watch and be sober as his return draws near (1 Thess. 5:6). How do you as a teacher or minister exhibit this in your own personal or home life? Provide some examples of where this can be seen, either in your life or the life of the church. How do you […]

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