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A Plea for the Home

It has been quite some time since I have seen that daily feature found in many newspapers, called “The Man on the Corner Says”. I used to read that eagerly. I would not mind being the man on the corner myself—just long enough to say to youth especially: “It would be much better if many […]

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GLEEP

Among the many new words coming into our language as a result of new in­ventions and technical progress the term GLEEP will probably have very great significance for us in the future. GLEEP is the abbreviated designation for the peacetime use of atomic energy and is derived from the first letters of the term “graphite […]

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Thank the Lord

Last week one of a group of student nurses said to her instructor, “Do you mind getting up at five o’clock every morning?” The young nurse, a devout Catholic, replied, “I only thank the Lord for a healthy mind and body so that I am able to get up in the morning”. Each one of […]

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Entering into God’s Covenant

Your baptism, covenant young people, is your uniform. That point we stressed in our previous article. True, it is more than that. It is also a means of grace, where­by the Holy Spirit enriches the church in her salvation in Jesus Christ, and whereby the conscious faith of the child of God is con­firmed. However, […]

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Youth Speaks On Calvinism

This is the title of a pamphlet published by Baker’s Book House and put out by the Youth and Cal­vinism Group. Apparently this is a group of Calvin College students who wish to present their views to the Christian Reformed Church. In the preface it is called a Report, a Confession, a Criticism, a Plea. […]

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Mission Work

For some time now we have been listening in on the conversations which have taken place between Jack, a young Christian Reformed fellow, and his pal John, from the Protestant Reformed Church. Let’s do some more eavesdrop­ping, shall we? One day, while they were work­ing near each other, for they work­ed in the same factory, […]

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The Silent Voice

Due to a growth on one of my vocal chords, which has been removed by sur­gery, I have been forbidden to speak, even a single word, for at least five weeks. At this writing, three of the five weeks have already passed, and if all is well I hope to be completely recovered when this […]

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John 7:1 – 8:10

LESSON XXIII. Jesus at the Feast of Tabernacles (John 7:1-24) Jesus and His Brethren, vs. 1-9. The first verse speaks of a part of Jesus’ Galilean ministry. Very likely this period lasted some six months, com­paring chap. 6:4 with 7:2, since these two feasts were some six months apart. Dur­ing this time He fed the […]

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The Glory of God – And Labor

One hears the remark made re­peatedly in our day, that they would rather go back to lower wages and lower prices, rather than have the present high wages and higher prices. There is much dissatisfaction in our day in the ranks of labor which is evidenced by the many strikes and disregard of authority, and […]

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Rethinking Youth for Christ

It is with not little hesitation and apprehensiveness that I reflect upon the subject treated in last month’s issue of Beacon Lights and analyze the approach of my friend and fellow seminarian Marvin Koerner. Although I emphatic­ally agree with Marve as to his conten­tion that “Youth For Christ’’ is not pro­perly sponsored,—an agreement which legitimatizes […]

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Worldly Amusements

In the previous issue of Beacon Lights we promised that we would say a little more about the subject of “worldly amusements”. It seems as though the question of “worldly amusements’’ pops up every so often. What is worse, it sometimes becomes a “problem” in the church, in the home, a prob­lem also for our […]

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No Trumpet Before Him

No Trumpet Before Him by Nelia Gardner White, Publishers—Westminster Press. This is the story of Paul Phillips, a young minister who dared to practice what he preached. As a young country parson, he had be­come unpopular in Aporia, his first charge. When the Bishop trans­ferred him to a fashionable church in Warrenton his wife felt […]

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With Jesus

Only a few more shadows; and then our Lord shall come; Then life with all its battles, shall be forever done; No sorrow, grief, nor misery, shall we there ever bear; For then with our DEAR SAVIOUR, the battle shall be o’er.   Then with the saints in glory, His perfect praise we’ll sing T’ […]

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