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Eclipse

On April 12 we, the people of the Western Hemisphere, en­joyed the spectacle of a lunar eclipse in which the moon was darkened as it rode through the path of the earth’s shadow. The sun, which gives light and life to the universe, was prevented from lighting the moon by the bulk of the earth’s […]

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The M. I. T. Convocations

The recent assembly of notable men at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is of interest not only to the world at large but to the Christian, especially the young Christian who is in his college years. It is interesting because in this meeting, the leaders of our age were engaged in an interpreta­tion of the […]

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More on the School Question

It is gratifying to note that our periodicals. The Standard Bearer, Concordia, and Beacon Lights, are running more articles on the school question than we have witnessed for some time. There are also other indications which tend to show that the field of child education is receiving more attention than has been evident in past […]

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North Atlantic Treaty

North Atlantic Treaty. Twelve nations joined together for mutual self-protection is the essence of the most important pact ever made. It is to protect against the ag­gression of the Soviet Union. It is one of the highest hopes of the west for peace. One commen­tator compared it with the ruins of the previous attempts at […]

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John 9:26 – 10:42

LESSON XXXI. The Spiritual Blind Man Sees (John 9:26-41) The Jews and the Man Born Blind, vss. 26-34. In vs. 25 the man born blind once more emphasizes that once he was blind but now he sees. That simply is a fact. So the Jews are back where they were be­fore and as utterly helpless. […]

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Is The Soul Immortal?

The first question I received to be answered in this new rubric of the Beacon Lights is whether or not the soul of man is immortal. The questioner is somewhat con­fused because of an alleged state­ment made by one of our ministers that no one has an immortal soul, no. not even Christ in His […]

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Hypocrisy?

Dear . . ? . . Our churches are against dramatiz­ing, the play in particular, we say this is hypocrisy. Hypocrisy is a pretend­ing to be what one is not, this is al­ways under an assumed name. In your column in Beacon Lights, ‘‘Schuiler writes” you are assuming the name of another. Is not this […]

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A Summer Youth Camp?

Dear Schuiler: What is your opinion of a summer youth camp for the Protestant Re­formed church? There could be such subjects as swimming and diving, art and handi­craft, nature study, etc. The main subject would be Bible study and in the light of His Word the others. It might be an excellent way of binding […]

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Valley of Decision

Valley of Decision by Marcia Davenport This book includes three books, under the sub-titles of William, Paul, and Claire. It is a very leng­thy book, covering the history of the Scott Iron Works in Pittsburg, Pa., from 1873 to 1941. Mary Raf­ferty, a sixteen-year-old Irish girl from the slums came to work for the Scotts […]

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The Christian Philosophy of Life

The present day philosophy of life presses in upon us from every direction. From the time one opens his eyes in the morning until he re­tires at night, the philosophy of life of the world is inescapable. This philosophy is so subtle, although it perhaps is not consciously so moti­vated, that it is in general, […]

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