THIS article is intended to present a brief discussion of the development of Anglo-American common and statutory law and to trace that development along those avenues of concern to the clergy in their professional responsibilities. It is particularly intended to explain a bit of the rationale of the law so that it might better be understood by persons not especially trained in it, and also to point out certain areas of danger for the pastor.
"HE that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shinging after rain" (2 Sam. 23:3,4).
IN RECENT years I have written very little, thinking that old retired workers should be neither seen nor heard. My work now is on a local level, and my place among the laymen in the pews affords me a safe and comfortable opportunity to see the church move forward in better and younger hands. . .
GRAVEL-VOICED EVANGELISTS are shouting that our civilization has now come upon the edges of winter. Indeed, since 1967 when the Arab-Israeli war caught us without antifreeze in our prophetic pick-up trucks we've shivered in the icy rut of apprehension. But to a comfortable church living in the Christmas Eve atmosphere of Laodicea the newspaper serves only as a convenient starter for the evening fire. In a warm stupor, "Mama in her kerchief and I in my cap Settle our brains for a long winter's nap. . . ."
AN EXPRESSION frequently heard in business circles is "management by objectives." This refers to the managerial process of defining objectives and then devising ways and means to reach these goals. The principle is— decide what you want to accomplish and then figure out how to do it; decide where you want to go and then figure out how to get there. . .
PEOPLE COMMITTED to the evolutionary explanation of the history of life on earth often compare the evolution of living things to the growth of a tree. Originally there is only one shoot; the first twigs produced from it correspond to the initial divergence of two or more species from the single form of life originally present on the earth. . .
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS base their philosophy of life not only on faith in divine revelation but also on factual evidence. It should follow therefore that a philosophy of music should develop not out of rap sessions and opinion polls but rather on reliable information and inspired counsel. An understanding of the nature of man, as well as of the nature of music, is involved. Lack of knowledge in both areas has caused much confusion and dissension. . .