THE continent of Africa, home of one of the most ancient civilizations to flourish beside the Egyptian Nile, today contains many of the world's youngest nations. About forty of them have been born since the year 1950. Before that year there were only four independent countries in this, the world's second largest continent. A three-month safari through these newly born nations lifts the curtain on a vista of challenge and opportunity for a missionary movement of dimensions that matches Africa's huge land mass. . .
WE ARE living in serious times. World conditions unmistakably declare that time is fast running out! The cup of iniquity is almost full. The desperate need of helpless, hopeless men and women leads them to grasp at straws. The whole creation groans. MISSION '72 has called for world revival to prepare for the latter rain of the Holy Spirit. . .
We all know that the KJV was old-fashioned 300 years ago, and that the RSV is a revision of the KJV. Although it has been widely used by evangelicals over the last 15 years or so, we tend to forget that it, too, is a staid at tempt to modernize the KJV. Because it belongs neither to the seventeenth century nor the twentieth, the language barrier stands. . .
THE baptismal service should be a high experience for the church; every thing possible should be done to make it inspiring and beautiful. Although the ordained minister ordinarily officiates at this service, provision is made in the Church Manual for the local elder to lead out when it cannot be otherwise arranged. This, however, should always be done with proper counsel. The Manual reads: . . .
ALMOST from the dawn of the Christian church, clergymen have held am bivalent feelings toward the employment of techniques of delivery in reading and preaching from the Word of God. In antagonism to the sophistic concept that "nothing," beautifully stated, is rhetorical accomplishment, theologians have frequently tended to neglect delivery for content. . .
FOR the moment let's forget about the high calling, the divine responsibilities of our husbands' work, and think about our husbands as just regular guys---one hundred percent human beings living in a very real world along with the rest of us. I never cease to wonder about this wonderful creation of God--husbands! They are special, you know. . .
IN THE old Hebrew system, the high priest was the only person who could enter the Most Holy Place. In his white garments, protected by the curtain of incense smoke, and trembling, he approached the divine throne and returned from that en counter with God to announce to the people that the atonement work had been accomplished. . .
IN 1938 a Federal law was passed requiring, for the first time, that before a drug could be approved for manufacture evidence had to be presented to show that the drug was safe to use. Not until 1962 was this law amended to require evidence that drugs are effective, as well as safe. . .
AS STUDY on my Master's program at our theological seminary neared completion in the spring of 1957, I entered into correspondence with authorities at the University of the Panjab at Lahore about continuing my graduate studies there since I would be teaching in Pakistan. This school, third oldest in the subcontinent, is also one of the larger and better. . .