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Teaching – A Job or a Joy?

Thinking of becoming a teacher? Then let me give you a few words of encour­agement. Maybe this article may seem a bit idealistic to you. Perhaps it is that this is my first year of teaching. Or it may be that I’m teaching kindergarten and nineteen of the most wonderful children on earth. I thank […]

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And All His Praise Proclaim

Music has the power to stir the heart and soul of man. For centuries poets, in extolling its sweet compulsion, have dwelt on the delight of comprehending the intricacies of this universal language of mankind. Soft music soothes the tired mind. There is music which can strike fire from the heart of men and tears […]

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A Redeeming Truth

It is refreshing to the soul to peruse some of the works of John Calvin in which he both criticizes the modem per­version of the truth he loved and taught and also ably sets forth and defends that truth. When we consider the argu­ments which he brings forth and notate his repeated appeals to Scripture […]

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Crucial Wars

Crucial Wars: In the history of the world there have been several crucial wars that have de­cidedly turned the direction of the world’s history in the path that it took. We may point to three main wars. The Persian wars, the wars between Greece and Persia; the Punic wars, the wars between Rome and Carthage; […]

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A Debate (1)

The scene of this debate may be in any of our Young People’s Societies, either here in Michigan or as far west as Bell­flower, California. However, I like to think of it as being conducted in a so­ciety of one of our mid-western churches on a Sunday evening. (Sunday evening is the set time for […]

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The Underground Movement

Marvels of Spring will never cease to awe and thrill mankind. The seeming “death” of plant and animal life is but a mere dormancy, for the potential being remains and that “breath of life” will never completely cease until time itself will end. The warmth of the sunshine, the re­freshment of the rain, the balm […]

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Military Mail Bag

Meet Your Servicemen The following letter may give you fel­lows an incentive to pass on some ideas of what you would like to see in Beacon Lights. It comes from Albert Visser, from our Manhattan Church. “I received your letter a while back, and I am sorry I couldn’t answer before. Yes, I have been […]

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Rose and Roo

The Rose aloft in sunny air, Beloved alike by bird and bee, Takes for the dark Root little care That toils below it ceaselessly.   I put my question to the flower: “Pride of the Summer, garden queen, Why livest thou thy little hour?” And the Rose answered. “I am seen.”   I put my […]

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Enlisting

From Iowa I received the following question: Dear Schuiler, My question is a problem that I think is facing many young men these days May a Christian enlist in the armed forces of our country? I asked this question mainly in view of the fact, that the young man assumes he will be called soon […]

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Gambling (1)

The English dictionary defines gam­bling as “to risk something of value on an event or a possible happening; to persue a course accompanied by a high de­gree of uncertainty or risk of loss”. Be­cause America is money mad, she is also the gamblingest nation that ever existed in spite of the fact that gambling is […]

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Daniel 1-3

LESSON I. Fairer Of Countenance Daniel 1 The fourth of the major prophets is Daniel. It is the historical section of his book of prophecy which we purpose to present for discussion the remainder of this society year. It is well for us to ask at the outset what this name, Daniel, means. For it […]

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Cardinal

The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson, published by Simon & Schuster, N. Y. The Cardinal, is the story of an Ameri­can priest who becomes, in our times, a Prince of the Roman Catholic church. From a lowly beginning this priest, Stephen Termogle, climbs the ecclesiasti­cal ladder until he has reached the status of ‘Cardinal’. The […]

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