AFRICA projects a picture of yesterday and tomorrow, the ancient and the ultra modern. Donkey trains burdened with cotton or coffee struggle beside paved highways that are hosts to the latest cars and trucks. In Nairobi the roar of lions and the screaming of jet engines make a delightful duet. Swank supermarkets form a background to fresh-air shops where merchants' sit cross-legged on the ground while selling their dried fish, tropical fruits, and vegetables. . .
DOGMATIC assumptions about today's youth are almost as numerous---and as conflicting---as the publications on the newsstands. Young people make the news, mostly negative about the few, because the public reaches for the sensational. Pundits rise and fall on their own pronouncements. Youth polls produce "authoritative" information, only to be knocked down by other researchers who say it isn't so. . .
YOUTH is emphasized too much, verbally and otherwise. This separates them from the adult world, and the generation gap widens. New planning is needed, and work, to involve them in the real purpose of the church--not busy work or a recreation program to keep them "out of trouble.". . .
How many young people both in and out of the church, facing the perplexities and difficulties of our complex society, echo the cry of this little girl. This is the challenge to us as pastors and as youth leaders. Words are not enough our ministry must have "skin on it." It must be a personal ministry and if effective it must lead the youth in personal involvement. . .
A few people will poke fun at a person like me who runs for exercise. But it's no laughing matter when unnecessary illness or death results from ignoring the laws of health, one of which is exercise. Money can buy replacements for most material possessions. But health, once it is lost, cannot be restored through money. . .
MIKE, Alise, and Sue are members of an Adventist Collegiate Taskforce known by its initials, ACT. They do exactly that they act. They have worked in Tidewater Memorial Hospital, Virginia, to help their fellow men. They have conducted smoking and health clinics in the local high schools. . .
IN AN age when the formal liturgy and the pious "other-worldly" attitude of many churches has so completely "turned off" modern young people, it is refreshingly inspiring to discover a preacher who is "comin' through!"
WHILE numerous avenues of approach might have been used in our efforts to reach the Moslem with our message, the following plan is what proved effective for us. During the first portion of the campaign in Tehran, the following eight subjects were presented. . .