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Off on the Right Foot

Excitement builds as the runners line up on the track. Each is focused; distracted by nothing around them. They carefully position their feet and hands for the best possible start. Muscles tense, a shot cracks, and the runners are off in the blur of arms and legs. Every ounce of energy is poured forth in […]

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The Minister’s Reflection of Christ

Nathan is a member of Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. He wrote this essay for the Protestant Reformed Scholarship. The minister of the gospel is called to labor in the church of Christ. This calling is an important work because the church is the spiritual body of Jesus Christ. This important work requires […]

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Liberty

Liberty… The cry of millions over all the earth, The cry of people yearning to breathe free. What do they really want? Freedom from what? Oppression, they would tell you; just to be The masters of their lives and of their fate, No stringent rules; that is the enemy!  Liberty… What do the Scriptures say […]

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Christian Fiction (2)

Dear Rev. Laning Thank you for your careful consideration of my questions and the thorough response you made in your rubric in the Beacon Lights. I have some follow up questions that have come up in my mind. You may include them in your rubric or send me a personal reply, whichever you feel is […]

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Rev. Nathan Brummel

I first saw the light of day on March 16, 1970 in the Pipestone County Hospital in rural Minnesota. I was the second child born to Allen and Sharon Brummel. I joined an older brother, Allen, who was a year and a half old. Later my parents were blessed with three daughters: Jodi, Shari, and […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

August 1 Read Isaiah 25:6-12 Isaiah prophesied of the captivity of Israel by Babylon and the darkness that came over Israel because of their sin. Also that prophesy spoke of the many judgments that would come upon the wicked both within Israel and upon the nations around about. However it is evident that this prophecy […]

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A Small Walk

Come with me, if you will, for a small tour. Yes, just a small walk. We are going to take a glimpse into something very wonderful. This will just be a small glimpse into something that is so grand that we see different wonderful things every time we look into it. It is wonderful to […]

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The State Reformed Church Of Serooskerke

Serooskerke is a town on the Dutch island of Walcheren (province of Zealand). Today the inhabitants are all farmers and more than eighty percent are known as Reformed Christians. Noormannen (Norsemen) occupied this island from 826 to the 1100s. The State Reformed church was probably built after their departure, approximately 1190 AD. The original church […]

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