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Habakkuk is the eighth book of the minor prophets and is mostly written as a conversation between God and his servant Habakkuk. The book begins immediately with the prophet’s sad and angry evaluation of the state of Judah around him. He sees God’s chosen people behaving in wicked ways. He sees violence, greed, and injustice […]

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Glory or the Cross?

But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. Galatians 6:14   It’s not entirely a stretch to say that the Reformation began on a college campus in a debate over current events. Perhaps it […]

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College Battleground

There might be a temptation for readers who are not planning to attend college to read the title of this month’s issue of Beacon Lights and think to themselves, “Well, this doesn’t apply to me, so I’ll pass on this one. Maybe next month will be more relevant.” If that is what is going through […]

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The College-Compromised Christian

I remember it clearly even though it was six years ago. I was sitting on a bench outside a lecture hall at Grand Valley State University, waiting for my class’s turn to enter. A young man sat down next to me wearing a shirt that had the words “Covenant Christian.” I didn’t recognize him, but […]

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Little Lights: Lord’s Supper

Every four months in the Protestant Reformed Churches, we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. All the confessing members of the church—both men and women—participate by eating the bread and drinking the wine. As children, you might not think too much about the Lord’s Supper since you haven’t made confession of faith yet. But this is an […]

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The Dangers and Benefits of a Christian College

You can thank God that when you graduate from high school, you have the option of attending a college or university. When God’s people spend a few years delving deeply into mathematics, the sciences, history, or the languages, God’s works are magnified, and he is glorified. Higher education is a good gift. Here on earth, […]

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