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Coast to Coast

Recently “Concordia” and other of our church papers have either commented upon or given excerpts from the book entitled “Van Kust Tot Kust”. It is to be hoped that this very interesting book may be read by all of our people who are able to do so. It is really fun to read—sometimes even funny; […]

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A Few Observations

If it be permitted for a mouse to squeak about an elephant, then I too shall make bold to record a few observations and remarks about the eminent theologian, Dr. Schilder, whom we were privileged to have in our midst and who has spoken and preached in our churches during the past few month. This […]

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Living Stones

Speech delivered at a combined meeting of the Young People’s Societies of the First Protestant Reformed Church on February 25, 1947. Chairman, members of the various societies represented here and Christian friends: I do not know why I am here.  I do not know what motivated your program committee to ask me and neither am […]

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A Strange Independence

Independence! A beautiful word! A word which immediately calls to mind many wonderful visions and highly desirable situations. Independence! A goal which we strive for both as individuals and as a nation. Independence! A shrugging off and a casting away of bonds of servitude and obligation. Oh, but to attain thereto! What freedom would be […]

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Another Approach

Perhaps one of the things which will most plague you young people who have entered upon a life’s vocation in the midst of the world, is the matter of membership in a labor organization. And much has been written concerning this question, both by officials of the church and various laymen. High ideals have been […]

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In Appreciation

In the previous issue of Beacon Lights we were obligated to take note of the face that Miss Reitsma was resigning from a position which she so capably handled for a number of years. And to this publication it is a loss which only those who have been close to the work can fully appreciate. […]

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“Say Christian!”

“Say, Christian, have you traveled long Upon life’s weary road?” “No, only thirty years or so I’ve borne my little load.” “Say, Christian, has the way been hard And filled with dark despairs?” “No, I wouldn’t say exactly that For I have One who cares.” “Say, Christian, do you think that we Shall gain the […]

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The Works of Father Chiniquy

Translation and Condensation by Mr. Geo. Ten Elshof   It was not without sorrow that Chiniquy left his congregation in Canada. For, as we have seen before, he was loved by all the churches which he served. His unselfish devotion to his flock and his ardent love for them had won him a place in […]

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Arguing With Asaph

Asaph, I must complain about you. And though you have centuries ago been lain to rest in the earth, yet I would have a word or two with you. For, I am almost on the point of calling you a fool, but before I do so I would hear what you have to say in […]

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The Works of Father Chiniquy

Translation and Condensation by Mr. George Ten Elshof   Introduction: – Karl Chiniquy, a young man studying for the priesthood, has been disputing with his instructor concerning the vow of celebicy. Father Leprohon, his instructor, has vainly attempted to overthrow the Scriptural proofs which young Chiniquy sets forth. Last time we left him busily and […]

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