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The School Psychologist: Necessity or Novelty

The following article is a condensation of a speech given to the Mother’s Circle for Protestant Reformed Secondary Education, a few months ago. I have been asked to write this as another in a series of the speeches being printed by the “Beacon Lights”. The general topic of the speech dealt with the role of […]

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Psychology and Life

Psychology! Already you are probably skeptical and suspicious, aren’t you? Usu­ally when one hears that word he immedi­ately thinks of the psychiatrist and his couch. But really psychology is much more than that. Even in its simplest form it enters into our lives every day. Children use psychology on their parents and parents use it […]

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Training for Trial

Ephesians 6:16 – “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Just a short time ago I was engaged in a discussion as to the ultimate cause and purpose of education and I was struck by the […]

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Were You There?

If you weren’t you should have been, for on April 26, the Rev. H. Hoeksema presented an excellent lecture on the calling of a Christian to culture.  If the Protestant Reformed people can be divided into three groups—the older group, the young married group, and the young people—only one group warrants commendation while the other […]

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How Firm a Foundation

Non-Fiction: How Firm a Foundation The age in which we live could well be called, not the Atomic Age, but rather the Intellectual Age. Modern man is so completely governed and dominated by the burning desire to gain more knowledge that this knowledge has completely replaced his wisdom. No task is so great, and no […]

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Convention Time

The 20th Annual P.R.Y.P. Convention was started with afternoon and evening registration on August 16 at First Church.  Here, each delegate and visitor received his banquet and outing tickets, plus a bright yellow badge announcing the theme, Faithful TODAY!  This was followed by the inspirational Mass Meeting, featuring the speech by Rev. H. Hoeksema on […]

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Saint Augustine

Probably one of the greatest and most influential church fathers of the ages was Augustine. He was born in Tageste in 354. His mother, Monica, was a staunch believer in the Christian faith and she tried to indoctrinate these beliefs into her son despite the hindrance of his pagan father. While still very young, his […]

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