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Common Grace at Work in the Movie Studios

Even one who does not pay much attention to the movies and television shows being produced these days can’t help but notice an increase in biblical quotes, themes, and images found in the productions. Secular magazines such as National Geographic are devoting more space to discoveries, stories, etc. relating to the Bible. Millions of people […]

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It’s Not Just a Movie

Brothers and sisters in Christ, I present to you (pardon the pun) a dramatization. The scene is Friday or Saturday night. Friend A calls up friend B and asks, “What’s going on tonight?” Friend B says “Oh, not much, a bunch of us are going over to friend C’s house; we’ll probably just watch a […]

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Saint Augustine at the Movies

Most of our readers have heard of Augustine (354-430 AD) at some point in their lives. Perhaps your knowledge of him is rather scanty or dim. If you know anything at all about him, it is likely that you have read parts or the whole of his work The Confessions of Saint Augustine. This work […]

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Daniel: Godly Choices (1)

So, he had to go. It didn’t matter that he didn’t want to go. It didn’t matter that he was a godly man. It didn’t matter either that his parents didn’t want him to go. It didn’t matter that he was only a very young teenager. Nor did it matter that he was of the […]

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Man or God?

The following story was written by 11-year-old Ashley Ferguson of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She hopes that the story might help other children cope with their day to day problems, and we hope it will too. Thanks for sending it in, Ashley! In the story, Alex and Christine learn what they should not find enjoyment in, […]

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White Men Can’t Jump

I am writing in regards to the recent Beacon Lights article by Tom Bergman titled “White Men Can’t Jump”. I found the article very offensive. His frustra­tion with the pervasive problem of movie attendance has caused the writer to make a serious error in judgment. How can we expect our young people to stay out […]

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Let me express my appreciation for your efforts as editor-in-chief of the Beacon Lights magazine. I am used to seeing fine Christian reading and scholarship within its pages. However, I am somewhat dismayed with the editorial you printed in the August/September 1993 issue (White Men Can’t Jump). I am con­vinced that it was […]

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White Men Can’t Jump

April 1, 1992- White Men Can’t Jump. I saw that movie. I saw it at Studio 28 in Wyoming, MI. There was nothing special about the movie itself. It was hilarious, but it didn’t win an Oscar. It was excit­ing, but not more than any other. It wasn’t even the only movie I’ve seen; there […]

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Supermarkets of Sin

When I was a boy, I recall that the grocer made his appearance at our back door once a week, to bring last week’s grocery order, and to take the order for the following week. Rinkema, I believe, was his name. He had a very small store in South Holland. But soon telephones were used […]

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Popcorn

“Junior, an important thing you must learn is that sin is not what you do, but where you do it.” *  *  *  * Once upon a time, not too long ago, there lived a group of people known as the Logicians. They lived in their own secluded country, quite apart from the rest of […]

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