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Editor’s Notes June – July 1991

The staff carefully considered two young men, Peter Faber and Steve Lotterman, for the position of editor-in-chief. Both men made a favorable impression on the staff which is why the results of the voting were very close. I am glad to let you know that our new editor-in-chief is Peter Faber, from Southeast Protestant Reformed […]

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Editor’s Notes May 1992

I hope to be able to introduce our new editor-in-chief in the next issue. The staff is carefully considering those who desire to be editor. I knew this would happen. Since we had an overwhelming response to the writing contest in the 3rd – 4th grade level, those grades will have separate winners. And also, […]

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Editor’s Notes April 1992

We are looking for a new editor-in-chief, D.V., within the next two months. A couple of people are considering this important work. I hope to be able to introduce your new editor-in-chief in the next issue. In case you missed it in the last issue, you will have to wait until the May issue to […]

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Editor’s Notes March 1992

Looking for a new editor-in-chief, D.V. within the next three months. Anyone in the Grand Rapids area who is interested in being the editor of our young people’s magazine can contact me at 896-7715. The deadline for the writing contest is past. We thank those of you who sent in your articles for the contest. […]

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Editor’s Notes February 1992

Look for a new editor-in-chief, D.V., within the next four months. If anyone in the Grand Rapids area has a keen interest in being the editor of our young people’s magazine, then give me a call at 896-7715 and I will be glad to tell you what your tasks will be as the editor. It […]

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Editor’s Notes January 1992

Rev. C. Hanko gives us three scripture texts, Genesis 2:7, Psalm 139:14, and Ephesians 2:10, and explains the truth found in them that we are made by God to serve Him. It is my prayer that our young people will understand that part of that calling to serve God also includes support­ing their own magazine […]

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Editor’s Notes – December 1991

Look for a new editor-in-chief within the next six months. “Musing with Molly” is from our writer from “down under,” J.P. de Klerk.  His story of Molly shows us a taste of what Christmas is like in New Zealand.  Christmas in New Zealand is different from a season point of view.  You’ll understand this from […]

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Editor’s Notes – November 1991

The staff hopes that you enjoy the new cover, size and layout of the Beacon Lights.  These changes have been made after much thought and discussion.  We have consulted our typesetter and printer for their opinions and received their approval for these changes.  Likewise, the Federation Board of Protestant Reformed Young People’s Societies has also […]

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Editor’s Notes – October 1991

There is a picture of last year’s executive board in this issue.  The staff takes this opportunity to thank Dale Vink, David Reitsma and Julie Huizinga, the retiring board members of the Federation of Protestant Reformed Young People’s Societies, for their faithful labors over the past two years.  We welcome Dean Dykstra, Dean Bekkering, Matt […]

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Reformation Challenge: Biographical Descriptions -Reformers

Match one of these Reformers to their biographical description. John Calvin, William Tyndal, John Knox, Jacque LeFevre, Martin Bucer, Ulrich Zwingli, Theodore Beza, Henry Bullinger, Thomas Cranmer, Philip Melanchthon, William Farel 1 – (1455-1536).  He never openly joined the Movement, but as a professor at the University of Paris in his lectures and Biblical commentaries […]

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Editor’s Notes – August/September 1991

We want to thank Byron Center Protestant Reformed Church Young Peoples Society and all those who contributed of their time and effort to make the 1991 Young People’s Convention an enjoyable week of spiritual growth, Christian fellowship and fun.  We especially thank Rev. Van Baren who spoke on “Knowing About the End”, Rev. Bruinsma who […]

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Editor’s Notes – June/July 1991

Grand Valley State University is the place to be August 5-9 for a few days of fellowship and fun during the 1991 Young People’s Convention.  You’ll want to be there for the speeches and to discuss the signs of the times and pre-millennialism. All Reformed young people living in the last times are vitally interested […]

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Editor’s Notes – May 1991

The Beacon Lights staff has seen in recent months what effect increased postage rates and production costs can have on our monthly balance.  We did anticipate extra costs in production and so we were not alarmed by those increases.  We have seen a generous support from our churches and individuals.  We are thankful to our […]

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Editor’s Notes April 1991

Have you ever been given a job that you never did before?  That is exactly what I did to Mr. J.P. de Klerk when I stated in the February Editor’s Notes that he was “an architect who writes many articles in the Dutch language.”  Mr. de Klerk wrote me a letter telling me that he […]

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Editor’s Notes – March 1991

“Our Calling to Walk in Love” is the last of the convention speeches.  Rev. Carl Haak answers these questions.  What then is it to walk in love?  How will this be done?  Why must we walk in love?  You will find this speech as powerful as the other convention speeches.  The young people who attended […]

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Editor’s Notes – February 1991

The Young People’s Convention speech by Rev. Barry Gritters is provided in this issue.  “The Permanence of Love” (or: “Love Lasts”) brings to our hearts the knowledge that the permanence of God’s love for us is a ground for the assurance of eternal life which is part of our Reformed faith.  God’s love enables us […]

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Editor’s Notes- January 1991

Are you prepared? “Prepared for what?” you ask. Are you prepared as a young person to take on the responsibility of leadership in the home and in the church?  We need leaders.  We need strong leaders in the home and in the church.  Are you prepared to be a leader? Although this could be a […]

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Editor’s Notes – December 1990

At this time of the year, with the world spewing forth its putrid stream of commercialism all in the name of Santa, and the perversion of the birth of Christ all in the name of Christmas, no wonder some of us might take the heartfelt attitude “Let’s do away with the celebration of Christmas, lest […]

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Editor’s Notes – November 1990

Friends are a blessing from God.  We need friends, the right God-fearing friends.  Gramps provides us a look at friendship and what we can do to be a true friend in his article “A Friendly Letter to My Grandchildren.” Why should we remember the Pilgrims on Thanksgiving Day?  The fact that some of them were […]

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Editor’s Note – October 1990

Fifty year ago this October, the words on the front cover appeared in the October 1 issue of the Standard Bearer.  The words are the speech given by Rev. H. Hoeksema to the Second Annual Convention of the Protestant Reformed Young People’s Federation.  Why the reprint from the Standard Bearer?  I have three reasons.  First, […]

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Editor’s Notes: August/September 1990

We want to thank Redlands Protestant Reformed Church Young People’s Society for hosting this year’s convention.  From what I have heard, those who attended enjoyed the good Christian fellowship and discussions.  The planning and actual carrying out of the plans takes many dedicated people who are willing to give of their time and energies for […]

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Editor’s Notes: June/July 1990

The theme of the 50th Annual P.R.Y.P.’s Convention is “Love, The Bond of Perfectness.”  Rev. Terpstra, the first speaker, will talk about “The Gift of God.”  If his keynote speech, “The Holy Spirit—His Work in the Economy of Salvation,” given at the International Reformed Conference, is any indication of what you can expect, then get […]

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Editor’s Notes: May 1990

In August there will be a 50th Anniversary.  Whose anniversary you ask?  Why, none other than the 50th Anniversary of the Annual Protestant Reformed Young People’s Convention to be held at Hope Protestant Reformed Church, 1307 East Brockton Ave., Redlands, California 92374, from August 6-10.  The purpose of the convention is to provide you opportunity […]

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Editor’s Notes: April 1990

Prof. H. Hanko continues his series of articles prepared for his formal thesis about the history of the Janssen Case.  Studying these articles has shown how our God has brought to existence our own Protestant Reformed Churches.  In this issue you will find out what the Synod of 1922 decided in regards to the teachings […]

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Editor’s Notes: March 1990

Prof. H. Hanko continues “The History of the Case,” chapter 1 of the Janssen case.  What is of particular interest in this article is that God guided the effort of Rev. Herman Hoeksema to investigate Janssen’s teachings privately.  At first Rev. Hoeksema was in favor of the decision of the Theological School but then changed […]

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