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Why I Love the Church

I am writing this article from the perspective of a young adult in the Protestant Reformed Churches. There are many reasons to love the church as a young adult. I have recently finished my first year of college at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. I have encountered many worldly young people and professors alike. It […]

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Overview of the Minor Prophets: Micah

We have seen that Hosea and Amos prophesied to the northern kingdom of Judah. Jonah and Obadiah prophesied to or about nations that were not Jews: Jonah to the Ninevites, and Obadiah about the Edomites. Joel had the southern kingdom of Judah in view. So did Micah.  Let’s begin with the structure of Micah’s prophecy. […]

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Loving the Church

This month we take the opportunity to bring the church into focus as our topic for Beacon Lights. It concerns me that the church and its members are becoming increasingly unimportant in the lives of young Christians who seem to be more connected to their virtual life through social media than their spiritual life in […]

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Battle Language: Doctrine

In the military tent, the soldiers are given their briefing. Delivered in precise, technical, specific terminology, every word and detail are of the utmost importance. This is war, after all.   This picture is consistent with the biblical portrait of the church—a church called to take up arms “against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of […]

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Loving the church in deed and truth

In reflecting on the theme for this month’s issue, it occurred to me that knowing why we love the church should immediately be followed with instruction from God’s word on how to love the church in response. So instead of reading this editorial first, I encourage you to start with this month’s feature articles, which […]

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