I propose to treat this subject judicially and objectively as a lawyer and, I hope, with resolute dispassion which is the true secret of any judicial summing-up. I speak not as a theologian or as a student of Christian religion, but as a lawyer. . .
THE now generation possesses all of the cultural accouterments of antiquity. A rock festival reveals the savage beat of equatorial Africa, the mystical introspection of an Oriental opium den or a Chapultepec temple, the dishevelment of a Borneo aborigine, the sexual promiscuity in a Palestinal grove, and the dress of a New Guinea highlander. . .
ALMOST half a decade has passed since the General Conference Committee for ministerial training recommended two years of theological study beyond college for ministers-to-be in North America. There are, however, still some individuals who harbor doubts about the value of this training. . .
IT WAS a first for the Far Eastern Division! A doctor-minister team accompanied by Royce C. Williams, division Ministerial secretary, made a tour of the division that brought them in contact with nearly every minister and a number of doctors. Eighteen ministerial institutes were con ducted, and the emphasis was on health evangelism. . .
WE ARE encouraged to ask for the latter rain, we are to give time and thought in order to understand how it may be received. The promise contained in the prophecy of Joel (chap. 2:28, 29) was not exhausted at Pentecost, of which we are told . . .
THE communion service together with the ordinance of foot washing should be to the church a season of greatest spiritual refreshing. Although ordinarily conducted by an ordained minister, the ordained local elder is also qualified to lead out. Since, in the absence of the minister, this sometimes becomes his responsibility it is vital that he understand the true significance of these services, and, together with the deacons, see that they are conducted in a way that will truly fulfill their purpose. . .
THE January 2, 1972, issue of the national weekly tabloid newspaper, National Enquirer, came out with a feature article about Ellen G. White as a prophet of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Headlined "The Amazing Story of Ellen G. White," it listed many of her medical predictions and their scientific confirmation. . .
WELL honey, how did it go?" The pastor had studied well, prayed much, and given himself fully as the messenger for the worship hour. He was anxious for feed back from a pew sitter's point of view. How was his sermon accepted? Now driving home after church he awaited his wife's reply. A moment of silence and then it came, hesitantly, "It was a wonderful text, dear. . ."
IN VIEW of the fact that Ellen G. White approved the message of righteousness by faith as preached by Jones and Wag goner in 1888 and also that they traveled to the West Coast preaching this message at camp meetings, it seems imperative that we take a close look at their understanding of righteousness by faith as it applies to this present study. . .
I SHOULD like to make four comments related to the theme of this conference bearing on the inter-relationship of medical and religious ministries to the dying patient. I assume we have in mind not only the person whose death is imminent, but also the patient whose prognosis is apparently hopeless but who has a more or less extended period of time in which reflection and communication are possible. . .