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Highlights of 1949 . . . . The Year in Review

“Another year is dawning! Dear Father, let it be, In working or in waiting. Another year with Thee” How fitting, these simple lines! How much meaning they hold for you and me, who know and trust in Him Who keeps and guides our every way in life! It was with this humble prayer—ap­pearing on our […]

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Meeting the Challenge

In our editorial last month, we pointed out that the need for a Protestant Re­formed Seminary and Normal School building exists and that the need is an urgent one. We also mentioned that the young people of the Protestant Reformed churches can make a valuable contribu­tion to the erection of such an institu­tion. Since that […]

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Time for Innovation

Happy New Year! But only in the way of Christian Liv­ing! Putting these two together, we would conclude that there is no better time to stop and reflect upon our Christian Living than at the beginning of this New Year. Then, if a sincere introspection is carried out, we will see the necessity of certain […]

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The Food Problem

In view of the recent plentiful harvest and our present storage of surplus com­modities in the United States, it seems strange to speak of a food problem. Such is the case however, as is evident from the commissions which are appointed to deal with this problem. Last Saturday evening I listened over the radio to […]

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John 15:1 to 16:15

LESSON XLVIII. Jesus, The True Vine (John 15:1-8) After rising from the Passover Supper, and while still in the upper room, Jesus utters His last words to His disciples. He will speak of the disciples as they will fare after His death, but first of their connection with Him. That we have in the words […]

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Response to “The Church and The World”

Dear Editor, In regard to Miss De Koning’s article of “The Church and The World” in the November Beacon Lights, I do not whole­heartedly agree with her in respect to the amusements of the world. She states that “If we as Christians go along to any of these places of amusement, we are going along […]

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The Covenant Question

IV.  Principles for Our Discussion: (Since we do not have the time and space to bring out the detailed issues which are debated in connection with the covenant, let us propose some questions to bring some of the issues to our attention and also some answers to indicate the principles which should guide us in […]

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Lord’s Prayer

A reader asks. “In the Lord’s Prayer is it more correct to say: ‘Lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from the evil one’, in­stead of saying—‘deliver us from evil’?”   This question is undoubtedly occasioned by the fact that there is a difference between the rendition of the Authorized Version, and the Revised […]

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Drama: A Form of Education

We feel that the subject of dramatics is a very timely one. Timely, because it presents a very real problem for every ­one of us. For you who are still in school, the semi-annual plays which, are given render an opportunity for you to participate in them. For you who are no longer in school, […]

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Dramatics: Always To Be Condemned

In order to fully understand the sub­ject on hand, and in order to give an in­telligent consideration and discussion of the problem, it is above all necessary to define drama so that it can be discussed in an acceptable way. We have agreed to accept Webster’s definition which has already been stated. However, I would […]

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Instead of the Thorn

Instead of the Thorn by Bastian Kruithof published by The Half Moon Press. New York. This is another story picturing life in the Dutch settlement that is now Holland, Michigan. All of its characters and many of its events are fictitious. This novel is not just a plot which is gradually revealed to the reader […]

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