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Questions About the Suffering of Little Ones

Question #15 I know you don’t know me but I know you’ll pray for my family. My four-year-old niece, (name), will be undergoing brain surgery on January (date). She has a disease called tuberous sclerosis which, in the short-hand version, causes hard tumors to form on the brain and possibly other organs. This has caused […]

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Letter to Schuyler

I was reading Beacon Lights of February 2017 with interest and wanted to comment or argue about two statements in “Ask Schuyler” regarding fellowship with unbelievers. First, “Therefore we cannot enjoy true friendship, which is a sharing of life,” and second, “In fact (our children) may not and cannot” (fellowship with the ungodly) in public schools. Taking […]

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Response to “President Trump”

Dear Readers: I have received the following letter disagreeing with some of the statements I made in my January 2017 editorial entitled “President Trump.” I cast about regarding the best way to reply, and decided to keep my response short and to the point, while at the same time addressing the content. I have decided […]

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Fostering Love for Your Neighbor

Dear Editor, I write regarding the article entitled “Fostering Love for Your Neighbor” in the March 2016 issue. There may be good motives for being a foster parent, but I think it incorrect to use the parable of the Good Samaritan as a basis for this. To be anyone but the Samaritan is great sin. […]

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Christian Patriarchy

Dear Editor, In the December 2015 edition of the Beacon Lights, Mrs. Brenda Hoekstra published an article entitled “Christian Patriarchy Life”, which criticized the Christian Patriarchy movement for erroneous views about the calling of the Christian within the family.  I was disappointed in her response to the movement, which gave only vague biblical references instead […]

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Mr. Derek Vanden Akker, I write this letter in response to several comments you made in your letter in the March 2012 issue of the Beacon Lights. These comments largely deal with this statement of yours: “Furthermore, the Protestant Reformed Churches are to be commended not only for denying ordination to homosexuals, women, and homeschoolers, […]

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Letter to the Editor

The following note is a response to a recent answer by Schuyler to a question regarding suicide. Beacon Lights thanks Angie for her comments, and in accordance with her wishes, publicly thanks Schuyler (whose identity remains a mystery).   I am not sure who writes in the Questions for Schuyler, but I have to say […]

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The Patriarchal Movement

Dear Editor, I want to thank Schuyler for the information regarding the Patriarchy movement and the two authors mentioned.  The answer encouraged some searching on my part about these two men.  I was therefore a little surprised to see such an adamant defense of Doug Wilson and R. C.  Sproul Jr. in a following Beacon […]

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Skip’s Farewell

Dear Beacon Lights readers, Near the end of 1992, I was approached by members of the Beacon Lights staff requesting that I consider writing a series of devotionals for the magazine. I believe the editor at that time was Peter Faber. I prepared several devotionals for their consideration and presented them to two staff members […]

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