IT ALL started with two doctor brothers and their wives, who are both sisters and nurses. These couples are better known as Wendell and Gladys Malin, and Lawrence and June Malin. The four, working together, began a medical work that has expanded into three fine hospitals, employing 716 full- and part-time employees. . .
THE PHILOSOPHERS were right who said, "The validity of our being lies in our availability to God," and "Sequence and consequence are time's constituents." If this be true, then, under God, it is incumbent upon us to initiate those sequences that will speedily usher in eternal consequences. . .
SOME OF the bright halos of hope that have caused many to anticipate an updating of the Roman Catholic Church as called for by Pope John XXIII have been tarnished in the past ten years. In no case is this more evident than in what has happened with the Synod of Bishops. . .
AFTER a refreshing, Spirit-filled five-day ministerial seminar at Camp Berkshire, I was returning to my home on Cape Cod. It was about 9:00 p.m., on January 10, and I knew my wife and three young sons would be anxiously waiting to greet me. . .
THE DIALOG over appropriate music for use in religious services and in the home on Sabbath will probably never end this side of eternity. Two principal views persist: the view of the trained musician, versus the untrained. Both of these are familiar to me, as a minister and the son of a minister, as well as a product of Seventh-day Adventist schools, from church school through seminary. As a nonprofessional musician, I would like to submit several personal observations for careful consideration. . .
WHEN THE preacher-to-be is confronted by God's call to the ministry he must decide whether or not he is willing to accept that office on God's terms. He must be aware of the fact that, from that point on, his entire life does not belong to him, but to God. . .
"THE IMPRESSIONS of the Holy Spirit if disregarded today, will not be as strong tomorrow. The heart becomes less impressible, and lapses into a perilous unconsciousness of the shortness of life, and of the great eternity beyond. Our condemnation in the judgment will not result from the fact that we have been in error, but from the fact that we have neglected heaven-sent opportunities for learning what is truth." --The Desire of Ages, p. 490. The Old Testament book of Obadiah clearly demonstrates the truthfulness of this statement. . .
A pilot project intended to provide The Ministry magazine to the approximately 25,000 non-Adventist clergymen within the geographical limits of the Columbia Union has been approved by the General Conference and Columbia Union committees. This project, given the acronym PREACH, is slated to begin in the fall of 1975 and will provide these clergymen with a twelve-issue introductory gift subscription to our Seventh-day Adventist professional ministerial journal. . .