A LETTER from a retired minister, now an active member of a church with between 300 and 400 members and still called on to preach although he is approaching 80 years of age, expresses the burden he carries for the care of the members. He finds it hard to understand why there should be so many within the church who seem worldly and indifferent to the need of real spiritual growth. . .
CONTEMPORARY secularism in North America is generally comfortable, satisfied, and confident. 1 This attitude, of course, is fundamentally mistaken. But the best response is not head-on contradiction or (even worse) condemnation. For that is inevitably regarded, not as good news, but as bad news, and nobody is naturally attracted to that. . .
MORE THAN 3,700 delegates and observers representing 150 countries and almost all of the Christian denominations gathered in the beautiful city of Lausanne from the sixteenth to the twenty-fifth of July, 1974. The purpose was to study together the problems involved in world evangelism and methods to accomplish the common goal. The motto of the congress was, "Let the Earth Hear His Voice."
QUITE accurate measurements of the sun's size were made in ancient times. They show us that the sun has not changed its size appreciably over two thousand years. Other evidence indicates that the sun has not appreciably changed its light output during the millenniums since the earliest fossils were buried. . .
About forty-five minutes after leaving Pusan, Korea, our jet liner began its approach to the airport in Fukuoka, Japan. Soon we entered ugly-looking clouds, which even at twenty thousand feet seemed almost solid. Descending sharply with lowered wing flaps producing the same kind of sensation as a bus braking on a steep hill, our plane made a number of turns, first one way and then another. With absolutely nothing visible through the clouds, I found myself getting tense. . .
THE most detailed picture in the Old Testament of future events is found in the closing chapters of Daniel the prophet. Here there is repeated mention of "the time of the end" and of the international strife, civil and religious, which is to characterize that "time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation" (Dan. 12:1). In these prophetic passages both the work of Christ and Antichrist are focused upon with reference to their bearing on the experience of the church. . .
AN UNPRECEDENTED interest in the study of the book of Daniel is manifest among the members of the Lacombe church, on the campus of Canadian Union College in Alberta, Canada. Ten different groups meet once each week on different evenings and on Sabbath afternoon to study a portion of the prophetic book. . .
SOME TIME AGO, at the invitation of friends in our neighbor hood, I attended a Christian wedding ceremony performed by a minister of another denomination. Most of what he said was what you would hear in any Adventist ceremony. . .