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A Spiritual Letter to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: It was over two years ago that I wrote a letter to you about the spirit world; the origins of the good angels and those of the bad angels, Michael keeping the good ones, and Satan leading the bad ones – the devils. Just lately I was asked to write another letter answering […]

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Teaching American Literature Antithetically

American literature is one of the required courses for all students who will graduate from high school. U.S. students, who want to know and should know the history of their country, must study the literature of their country. Dr. H. Zylstra said in his Testament of Vision: If you really want to get at the […]

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Literature

A Definition of Literature: Very simply literature is talk written down. In the early history of mankind the best stories and most important legends, myths, and tales were handed down from one generation to another by word-of- mouth. Later when writing came into vogue these stories were written down for all posterity to read and […]

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The Beacon Lights Literary Contest

Into the simmering kettle of theoretical debate as to whether or not the Protestant Reformed Churches have anything to contribute in the area of creative writing, Beacon Lights tosses a practical morsel.  Let us find out by actual observation.  Thus is conceived the Beacon Lights Literary Contest.  Its birth, optimistically, will follow. A committee of […]

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Wanted: The Christian Novel

The recent presence of Feike Feikema on the Calvin College Campus has brought to awareness again a very real problem, especially in Christian literary circles. This problem is the almost total lack of Christian fiction. The Christian faith as evidenced in our own Reformed faith has produced qualified, capable men in almost every possible field, […]

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A Criticism of Popular Literature

After I had agreed to write upon this subject for Beacon Lights, I somewhat regretted my decision. I certainly do not feel myself to be any sort of authority on this subject. The letter requesting this article on this particular subject referred to popular literature as including that which we find on today’s magazine racks. […]

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Pressing On

Pressing On by Dr. Lee S. Huizenga. Published by: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publ. Co.—Price: $1.00   This book is a spiritual autobiography written at the request of the publisher, to be a part of a volume of such material.  The volume did not materialize, but this autobiography has been published because of its interesting and […]

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