Editor’s Note

As is our custom, in this issue we are publishing four essays from the annual scholarship contest. This contest is open to those who are pursuing an education directed toward either the ministry or toward teaching. These papers are the ones the committee determined were the best from this year’s submissions. Two are written by those intending to seek the ministry, and two by those pursuing an education degree. The question prompts were as follows:

  1.  1 Corinthians 13:13: of the trinity of Christian virtues, faith, hope, and love, the greatest of these is love. How do you intend to live by this and use the principles taught in that chapter in your future calling?
  2. The Constitutions of our schools contain the statement that the Bible, the doctrines of which are contained in the three forms of unity, forms the basis for instruction in the school. Give an example of how a Lord’s Day, a single question and answer from a Lord’s Day, or an article from the Belgic Confession or Canons of Dordt could be used in classroom instruction.

Beacon Lights hopes that these essays will encourage those who are considering the ministry or teaching in the future.