God As Our Protector

Young People’s Convention Speech, Loveland, Colorado, August 15, 2003. I wish to begin by expressing my sincere appreciation to the Loveland congregation and the Young People’s Society. On behalf of us who visit your fair state, I thank you for the countless hours of hard work you put into this...

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Thomas Cranmer

In this old engraving you see the English reformer Thomas Cranmer in the Cathedral of Canterbury, opposite the Roman Catholic Bishop of Dover, preaching against the mass, after the death of the reformed King Edward VI (on July 5, 1553), whose sister Maria was a fanatic follower of the Pope....

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Guards

“What did you have to sign in church, Dad?” Henry’s father took his hand while they walked back home from their Sunday worship service. The air was cold, but the sun felt warm on their faces as they went. “It was the Formula of Subscription. Every new office bearer must...

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The Gift

First place winner of the Beacon Lights writing contest (post high category). Tom is a member of First Protestant Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan. Over the years it has become somewhat of a custom for me to take a leisurely walk on Sunday afternoons following lunch. Often I will stroll...

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Autumn’s Color

I am awestruck every fall with the beautiful colors of the leaves as the shortened daylight brings a steady march of change into winter. There is a wonderful mixture of colors in the variety of the plants along the shore. There are the brilliant reds, oranges and yellows of the...

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Christian College: The Preferred Choice

Alicia is a member of Grandville Protestant Reformed Church in Grandville, Michigan. She wrote this article as a 2002 Protestant Reformed Scholarship Essay. As my high school career began, I started receiving tons of information about different colleges. I weighed the pros and cons of attending a Christian college as...

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