John Pitts, a minister of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., has held pastorates in London and Liverpool, England; Montreal, Canada; Bloomfield, New Jersey; and Nassau, Bahamas. He holds the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of London and is a graduate in theology from Spurgeon's College, London.
SOME time ago a religious journal ran a series of intriguing articles under the general title, "If I Were a Minister." Every article was written by a layman whose privilege it was to "sit under" a particular preacher Sunday by Sunday. Ministers were told firmly, yet kindly, all sorts of useful things how to preach, how to pray in public, how to visit the sick, how to counsel the perplexed, how to work happily with all sorts of people, how to look after the young and the middle-aged and the old, how to deal with the strong-willed and with the tenderhearted members of the flock, how to manage the cranks who come along, and so on. . .