Articles by Roy Allan Anderson
Who could have believed that the liturgical mass of the Roman Catholic Church, with its historic intonations in the Latin language, would give way to the pressure of these modern times?
"The imagination of our workers and members has been stirred to the earth's far ends as they have contemplated this convocation."
HENRY VAN DYKE, one time professor of English in Princeton University, and moderator of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, gave to the world a clear formula for successful living. . .
In this issue we are honoring the College of Medical Evangelists. Half a century has slipped into eternity since this wonderful institution was founded. And what a contribution it has made! I
Few things are as important to a minister as his library, for books are his tools. Just as a carpenter needs different kinds of tools, so a minister needs books on many subjects.
A report on our recent ministerial retreat.
"All great movements and leaders seem to have begun in obscure corners."
"The book of Deuteronomy is one of the greatest books ever written."
How the theology we espouse makes us who we are.
That which brings fear to the world, brings courage to the church, because the most distressing circumstances are recognized as signs of our Lord's near return.
Prayer is an important element of our religious life
Accuracy in speech is important, but accuracy in writing is imperative.
In this issue our Theological Seminary here at headquarters is featured. What a splendid record this institution has! How rich has been its contribution! And yet the accomplishments of the past are small as compared with the opportunities for the future.
"The church, for some reason or other, is able to turn out more organizational machinery than any other institution known to man. We can draw up bylaws by the ton and appoint committees, bureaus, and departments . . . until it is no wonder that people day after day are spiritually mangled in the wheels."
"Missionaries in Khaki" Evangelistic Centers in Giant Cities
A report from a recent meeting in Canada.
Mankind's desperate plight lays upon the church of God new and enlarging responsibilities.
"God's great heart of love has always grieved over the many unwarned in the crowded cities."
THE greatest ever" these words we heard over and over again during the pre-session Ministerial Council. And it truly was a great meeting. From the opening keynote address by N. R. Dower, Ministerial Association secretary, right through those packed-full days to the last moving challenge by E. E. Cleveland, A. C. Fearing, J. R. Spangler, and G. E. Vandeman all associate Ministerial secretaries at head quarters we were carried on a wave of spiritual fervor.
Would you want to live in any other age?
"The greatest things of the Advent Movement are just ahead of us. The whole world is yet to be illumined with the glory of this message."
A report from the Northern Union Conference.
Nine years ago we attended the graduation exercises of the Korean Union College. At that time one could not help being impressed with the earnestness of both students and faculty. The college buildings had been badly damaged by war, but the spirit of the people was unbroken. A few weeks ago we were again on the campus. And what a difference!
The very name Minneapolis carries with it interesting connotations to our Adventist ministry, for it was in our church there that the important General Conference was held in 1888.
Preaching the gospel of grace in one of the most confused periods of history.
Announcing the new Pictorial Aid for Bible Study (See pg. 24).
Book reviews on Questions on Doctrine continue to come to our desk.
New Year is a time for reflection and re-evaluation; a time when it seems easier to take inventory of ourselves and our service. At this season a wise minister maps out his work for the ensuing months.
In Judas we see a distorted character, twisted by sin and eaten out by pride.
How Jesus affected the life of these individuals
While every action taken at the recent Autumn Council is important, yet none is more vital to the growth and well-being of the church than the recommendation on prayer.
Recently Elder R. Allan Anderson spent six months in the Australasian field holding ministerial institutes and evangelistic councils throughout the entire field. Here is his report.
Eternal truths must be brought into focus through the lens of twentieth century knowledge and discovery. To bring these truths to the vision of the greatest possible number is our problem.
A look at the General Conference to be held in Cleveland.
The history of their use in our worship.
Monthly pulpit pointer's by the Ministry staff.
We solicit your interest. Pray for this project.
In recent times, much light has been shed on the identity of Belshazzar.
Waiting for the promise of the Father.
All who broadcast and all who listen will read with unusual interest this parable. It was written for the Broadcaster's Exchange, a communication sent monthly to our radio evangelists from the General Conference Radio Department.
In many places a real interest is awakening on the part of our workers for our Jewish friends. We thank God for the revived interest in this people for whom the Christian message can mean so much once prejudice has been overcome.
What a tower of strength these godly women are to our evangelistic program!
The same spirit of Babylon is dominant in certain parts of the world today, and the Christian is faced with the same challenging problem.
Baptism: Beautifying Baptism A Beautiful Baptismal Service Baptism, Winsome or Repellent? (January 1953)
I have just returned from a wedding.
"Life is largely a matter of luggage, Christ came not to remove life's luggage, but to multiply our burdens."
The Bible and History Teachers' Convention, which convened at Takoma Park, July 30 to August 25, was marked by deep piety and an appreciation of the responsibilities of such a council.
Note: The following address was given at the dedication ceremony of the B. G. Wilkinson and Walter Ost libraries at Columbia Union College, October 23, 1967.—Ed.
How the recent Fall Council actions touch our Ministerial Association plans and responsibilities.
The call to evangelism and the training of our future ministry.
It is good that a minister know how to counsel his members, and the art of true counseling is vital to a successful pastor.
Changes in our headquarters staff are always important, but the most recent change will be of particular interest to THE MINISTRY readers.
[EDITORIAL NOTE. One of the courses on preach ing in the Theological Seminary covers the im portant theme of preaching the message in a Christ- centered way. Some thoughts on the method of presenting the Spirit of prophecy, at the same time emphasizing salvation, appear in this article, which was the response to a student's request for an ex ample of how to present salvation while presenting the Spirit of prophecy. B. c.]
The question of proselyting is being discussed in many Protestant circles today; all of which brings up the question of what we are to understand by proselyting. And further, who is to decide whether one who senses a divine call and goes out to proclaim the message of God, calling sinners to repentance, is actually doing the work of an evangelist or is "sheep stealing"?
It is good occasionally to take a frank look at life.
The second part of this series.
The 250th anniversary of Charles Wesley's birth. This article is a commemoration of his life.
At this season of the year when the minds of Christians everywhere are being directed to the great gift of God in the Babe of Bethlehem, it is fitting that we study broader plans for the promulgation of His gospel of peace and goodwill to men. Some important recommendations were brought before the annual council here at headquarters, which we are happy to bring to our readers.
For decades Adventist ministers in general have been encouraged to recognize the importance of colporteur work as a definite part of their preparatory training for the ministry.
Years of preparation have brought this plan to fruition, and Christians of all faiths, especially leaders, are urged to make this forthcoming World Congress on Evangelism a subject of earnest prayer.
Many of our evangelists at the recent evangelistic council requested that some material on how to conduct a dignified baptismal service be published in The Ministry, and it was suggested that we reproduce here some of the material in chapter 16 of Elder R. A. Anderson's book The Shepherd Evangelist.
Its lessons for us are extremely important.
Both our evangelists and our pastors earnestly desire to know why and how others follow their special plans and policies of work.
Ours is a time of international crisis.
Many of us remember that the word crisis in Chinese is made from two characters, one meaning "danger" and the other "opportunity." And every crisis seems to present both.
Recent highlights from the Evangelistic Counsel Sessions.
On ministerial training.
The change of attitude on the part of many leaders of other Christian communions should inspire our workers.
IN ALL the religions of the world there is nothing that corresponds with the Christian doctrine of the Holy Spirit. And nothing is more vital to the Christian's life than the consciousness of the indwelling of the Spirit. One can be a baptized member of the church, however, and know nothing of this experience. . .
The marvelous part about the crucifixion story is that while under condemnation and dying in agony and loneliness, He was at that very moment upholding the moral pillars of the universe.
The 1946 Fall Council the General Conference Executive Committee was authorized to call a special group together to study the question of how to organize our church program in order to make opportunity for more soul-winning evangelism. That committee, or commission, met last October in Kansas City, Missouri.
To carry the joyful news of God's love to the world is the only real purpose of the ministry.
Sanctify yourselves: for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you" (Joshua 3:5)
"This has been the best General Conference ever," is what hundreds are saying. And it truly was a great meeting.
It was the last press conference at the big Evanston meeting, and the six newly elected presidents were being interrogated.
The most dynamic evangelist of the Christian church used language we can all understand in these days of haste.