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July 1974

 

Editorial: Carrot, Stick, Or . . . ?

Basically, behavior modification is the prime goal of a significant segment of society. In fact, it includes about everybody. Whether it be a mother trying to motivate Johnny to clean his teeth, or an Adventist minister attempting to help Mrs. Smith give up cigarettes, the element of motivation and behavior change is involved. . .

 

"So What?"

IT WAS said earlier that a textual sermon must have a theme, the amplification of the theme, and the application of the theme. So far, quite a bit has been said about the theme and its amplification, but nothing as to its application. This must not be overlooked, however, because it is in the application of the theme that the sermon finds its relevance. When a person can say after hearing a sermon, "So what?" the sermon has lost its soul. . .

 

On Priorities and WInning Souls

"All over the world men and women are looking wistfully to heaven. . . . Many are on the verge of the kingdom, waiting only to be gathered in." --Evangelism, p. 462.

 

Happiness Is . . . Being a Minister's Wife

WHAT is it like to be a minister's wife?

 

Health Institute Spearheads Evangelistic Crusade

DURING our evangelistic ministry among the Chinese of the Far East, my wife has frequently presented short "Health and Home" lectures preceding the main subject of the evening. However, we have not been completely satisfied with this procedure. One reason is that the majority of our listeners missed this valuable instruction because they did not arrive until the health feature was over. . .

 

Doctor-Minister Teamwork

SINCE there is a growing recognition among Adventist health and ministerial professionals that there needs to be closer cooperation and unity on a denomination-wide basis, an attempt was made during the 1972-1973 school year at Loma Linda to find out just how extensive this feeling is. Also, an effort was made to learn what problems might stand in the way of any movement toward increased unity. . .

 

The Vegetarian Advantage

Today, more than ever before, we can reply with scientific reasons. As you keep several of these facts and figures in mind, you will find opportunity to share them with others. . .

 

Lady in a Yellow Smock

CAN Seventh-day Adventist medical institutions approximate and even surpass the level of care given by non-Adventist facilities and yet largely miss the fundamental reason for their existence? Is it possible for patients to enter and leave our institutions virtually untouched by the health message that is to play such an important role in soul winning? It is in recognition of this danger that Simi Valley Adventist Hospital has implemented a dimension of heart-level concern and integrated it into their already high-quality program of care. Here's how it works. . .

 

Grant, Treaty, and Covenant

RECENT emphasis by Old Testament theologians on the covenant theme has brought to light much helpful and interesting material from extra- Biblical sources that helps us better understand the Old Testament covenant emphasis. . .

 

Commencement of the Cosmos

HAVE the various features of the universe existed from the endless eons of eternity, or was there a commencement of the cosmos as to time, space, and substance? The initial emergence of the universe is one of the quandaries of cosmogonists. . .

 

The Role of Rhythm in Church Music (Part 2)

HOW then shall we address ourselves to the very vital issue of rhythm in the church today? Certainly to try to dismiss or overlook the problem as irrelevant is only a vain attempt to side-step what is becoming an increasingly burning question. Assuredly no one can claim to have all the answers to the complex situation of our present time. But there are a number of approaches that might merit our consideration that at least might stimulate our thinking and provide a base for further study of this problem. . .

 

The Lion Tamer

THE story of Daniel in the lions' den is too often put into the same category as Aesop's fables or the tales of Hans Anderson. To perceive its real intent, however, is to recognize that the story has a depth of daily relevance for every Christian and that it carries a special message for the church as a whole in the last generation of history. . .

 

What a Layman Expects of His Pastor

THE church, as a congregation, does not always remember that its pastor is also a human being. The Scriptures make a point of the fact that each year in the sanctuary ceremony the high priest offered a lamb as an atonement for himself and his family before he ministered for the people. He was subject to the same weaknesses as those for whom he interceded. . .

 

"Peter in the New Testament"

THAT THE PAPACY is "the great est obstacle on the road to Ecumenism" was acknowledged by Pope Paul VI in an address to the Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity on April 28, 1967. Yet several of the bilateral consultations in which the Roman Catholic Church is currently engaged have built up enough confidence to take on the most difficult question of the role of the Papacy in a reunited Christian church. . .

 

"Schools of Brutality"

A REPORT of the 1973 Indianapolis 500 mile auto race in the June 11, 1973, issue of Time, mentions that it is the world's largest, richest, and costliest racing event of its kind. The story went on to say: "One rationale for the Indy has been that it encourages innovations in auto design, especially in safety devices. . .

 

Ellen G. White and Competitive Sports

WE DON'T have any record of the wins and losses of the Battle Creek College Bruisers or what ever they called their football team. Neither do we know who won the boxing matches in the basement of the college building. But Ellen G. White's statements in relation to exercise and recreational activity are clear enough without these backgrounds. . .

 

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