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Forgiving Seventy Times Seven

Deborah is a member of Grandville Protestant Reformed Church in Grandville, Michigan. She wrote this essay for the 2004 PRYP Scholarship. Countless pages have been written by scholars around the world, who all have opinions about the “ideal” education. Books upon books can be read instructing teachers to recognize and eliminate prejudice, to teach conflict […]

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Writing Contest Sampler

The following is a story that surpasses the 1600 word limit for the contest, but provides a good example of the type of writing we are looking for. Perhaps you tried writing a story earlier and then gave up. Now is a good time to take a fresh look at your work and give it […]

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Death

What can we say about the concept “death”? It ends our life, it intercepts our breath; No longer is there energy or thought; Our pilgrimage is ended: come to naught. Yet this is not the end, dear pilgrim friend; It’s but the start of new life without end. Death is the passage that leads Christians […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

May 1 Read Matthew 4:1-11 For our meditations this month we will listen to the words of Jesus that He spoke during His early ministry on earth. One of the first instances is His answers to the devil, who tempted Him in the wilderness. The devil sought to undermine His earthly mission and to cause […]

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Unbreakable Scripture (2)

Rev. Stewart is a missionary of the Protestant Reformed Churches to the Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship of Northern Ireland. This series is being reprinted with permission from the Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship website, http://www.cprf.co.uk/ Volume IX, Issues 13 & 14. Last time we considered the fact that the phrase, “I said, Ye are gods” (Ps. […]

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Observing the White Horse in Beijing, China

The White Horse rides today in Beijing, China. The Gospel spreads. Persecution, famine, and death follow soon thereafter. Such events, while not physically occurring with great frequency here in the United States of America, do happen today in such seemingly faraway places as the mist-enshrouded Orient. Come, let us turn now to the Red Dragon […]

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A Day with Dad—Our Eastern Home Missionary

David is a member of Southwest Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan and attends the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Mission where his father labors as a home missionary of the Protestant Reformed Churches. It was our first day of spring break when Dad got my brother and me up at the crack of dawn to go […]

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Rev. C. Hanko

Karen is a member of Protestant Reformed Church in South Holland, Illinois, and a granddaughter of Rev. C. Hanko. Editor’s note: Since his retirement, Rev. Hanko wrote about his life and work in various unpublished documents. These include one on his mother, some on his own life, and some on the history of the PRC […]

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The Ploughboy (3)

The church, the pope, the cardinals, the bishops, the king of England—they all wanted one man. They wanted him stopped and they wanted him dead. Bibles and more Bibles were pouring into the hands of Englishmen. For centuries Rome had conducted her services in Latin—a language the people did not understand. Many priests understood it […]

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