WHAT A man! What a pastor! Who can read the story of Moses without being deeply moved by his love and devotion to the great congregation that was his? What an encouragement it is to pastors today. Within Moses' flock were all sorts of people unappreciative, critical, faithless but like the Chief Shepherd, he loved them with a love that never failed. . .
HARTZELL SPENCE sets forth the essential qualifications of the minister in the following way: "To be worth his salt, a preacher must be sincerely pious, narrow to the point of bigotry in his private life, a master politician with both his parish and the higher church organization, and a financial juggler just one step up the heavenly ladder from Wall Street. Above all, he must have a quick wit, the courage of a first-century martyr, and a stomach that will not complain of meager rations. . .
THIRTY-SIX ministers, evangelists, Bible teachers, administrators, doctors, editors, and laymen from ten countries (United States, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Oki nawa, Germany, Britain, and Bermuda) participated in the fourth Bible Lands study tour sponsored by the SDA Theo logical Seminary. Following the tradition of the earlier tours of 1957, 1959, and 1966, the 1975 tour also combined on-site lectures by Dr. Siegfried H. Horn with guided visits to all the important sites of Biblical interest in Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Israel. . .
TEN YEARS AGO the "Dutch Catechism" stunned Roman Catholics. It was a daring discussion of divine rev elation, very much in tune with the spirit of Vatican II. Earlier this year, the publication of an ecumenical catechism, The Common Catechism,1 ushered in a new era in the ecumenical movement. . .
THEY GIGGLED, then chuckled, then roared with laughter. A few pulled out their hankies and wiped away the tears brought on by so much laughing. The performance was hilarious. The man up front was really funny. He had them constantly "rolling in the aisles.". . .
SURPRISING as it may seem, the majority of the geologists in early nineteenth-century England were advocates of the Biblical account of Creation and the Flood, thus earning them the title of "Scriptural geologists." Some had even switched professions from theology to geology—such as Adam Sedgwick, William Conybeare, and William Buckland. . .
THE letter began, "Dear Editor, Like so many other church members, I am concerned over all those (young and old) who leave the church. We are prone to think, It could never happen to me. But it can—even before the really troublous times fall upon us. It happened to me. While literally sitting in my church pew, I said to myself, 'You never thought it could come to this. . .
A SURVEY of the Gospels indicates that Jesus spent more time in healing the sick than He did in preaching. Why? Was it not because He recognized that spiritual healing and restoration involves every phase of man's being— physical, mental, social, and spiritual? Not only does good religion help promote good health but we are learning that good health promotes good religion. . .