Articles by R. E. Finney, Jr.
"In several efforts I have found it most advantageous to use the services of such a literature evangelist."
Lessons from Pastor Dwight S. Wallack.
Where Are the Preachers? The Minister's Example. The Tragedy of Preaching in Human Strength.
Yes, we know that some evangelists use moving pictures as crowd getters; I have done it myself in times past. But evangelistic meetings are not in exactly the same category as prayer meetings.
THERE are about as many ways of preaching as there are preachers. Nevertheless, there are certain excellences and, unfortunately, certain shortcomings that recur and point the way to failure or success as a preacher. For the purpose of this discussion I shall think of preaching in terms of either the pastoral or evangelistic sermon. For the most part the principles involved apply to both.
An address to a group of workers, in which some definite personal convictions are expressed about TV, newspapers and other reading material, the organization of the daily program, et cetera. Some practical suggestions for a reading program conclude this challenging presentation.
Are we doing our people a favor to contribute to the spiritual anemia which now grips many, or should they be given some kind of spiritual iron that would enable them to stand on their own feet and work for God?
Any force which tends to unite the membership of our churches is valuable.