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The Issue at Hand, September 2021

This month’s issue of Beacon Lights is an open edition, which means that it departs from our usual pattern of having a focused theme for all the feature articles. The open format provides an opportunity for writers to submit articles on topics they find interesting and profitable to share with other members in the body […]

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The Issue at Hand, May 2021: Confession of Faith

One of the greatest evidences of God’s blessing in a church is the public confession of faith by young people in that congregation.  For the pastor, elders, and parents this is cause for great rejoicing!  It is the visible fruit of the Holy Spirt working in the hearts of young people, blessing the many years […]

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The Issue at Hand, April 2021

Our use of the word “passion” has changed since its first use. Today you may hear it used by people like this: “I am passionate about my work.” What they mean, generally, is that they love what they do, and they exert themselves to do their best. Passion can also describe the bond of love […]

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The Issue at Hand, February 2021

“He who does little, but in a state to which God calls him, does more than he who labors much, but in a state which he has thoughtlessly chosen: a cripple limping in the right way is better than a racer out of it.” Augustine “The Lord enjoins every one of us, in all the […]

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The Issue at Hand, November 2020

Winston Churchill famously said a politician should be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents. According to that rule, President Donald Trump’s first term has been a runaway success. For many of our readers, this is the first election in which they get to vote. And they have picked a doozy. Trump v. […]

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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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