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Westward Bound

(Originally Printed in August, 1952) AUGUST 26, 27, and 28. Are these dates of special significance to you? We in Hull sincerely hope so. They mark the days of our twelfth annual Young People’s Convention to be held this year, D.V., in the great and vast West! Undoubtedly, various questions confront you concerning the convention. […]

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William Tyndale had come to the realization that a spiritual reformation in England would never take place unless the Bible itself was translated into a language the people could read and understand for themselves.  This had become Tyndale’s mission in life. Last time we ended with William Tyndale decision that he must leave England, never […]

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The Daily Press

Dear Daily Press readers, Shortly before I submitted this month’s devotionals for publication, Ben Laning and I realized that we had miscommunicated regarding which psalms we would be writing on each month. As a result, we have overlapped in our study of several psalms in the past, and this month I wrote meditations for three […]

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Shield of Faith (1): Faith as a Shield

That night, when Danny and Becky were ready for bed, their mother pulled out the book on Roman armor. “We’re up to talking about the shield of faith.” Danny peered at the picture of the Roman legionnaire standing next to his shield. The shield was so big it came up to his waist. “They had […]

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Same-Sex Marriage and the Methodists

In the August 2015 issue of Beacon Lights, under the title “I’m Scared,” I wrote concerning the United States Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage. In lamenting this decision and condemning it on the basis of scripture, I addressed you young people, writing that I am fearful for you in terms of what will […]

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Perfect Peace

  When I am bowed with grief, When troubles round me throng, When there seems no relief, When I can find no song, He sends His perfect peace, From sorrow gives release, Through all my journey here, Peace, perfect peace.   When I have doubts within, When faith is far from strong, When I behold […]

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Organ Donation

“Should I be an organ donor? I feel as if I am not an organ donor, it’s almost selfish to deny my healthy organs to someone who needs them. In addition, if one of our church members needed a life-saving organ donation, we would not refuse it, would we? On the other hand, I feel […]

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Interview with Jean Buteyn (1)

It is April 11, 2008, and I am at the residence of Gary and Jean Buteyn in Randolph, WI. This is a joint interview with Jean Buteyn (JB)—the unofficial historian of the Randolph congregation—and Gary Buteyn (GB). MHH:  Jean, can you tell me where and when you were born and a little bit about your […]

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