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The Christian Advocate (Newspaper) - December 27, 1934, Cincinnati, OhioWords like swords by Lynn Harold Hough in the Drew Gateway �?z3�� a it y i a h a it few. A Felt l3 i a Quot $ he christianity we Are forgetting is the christianity which would transform the world. This conviction Burns like More recently local churches have begun the custom of carrying paid advertising in these editions. A bulletins by local churches carry not Only programs for the sunday worship service and announcements for the week but frequently news of the local Parish and of fire in the blood of or. Edwin Lewis. And Casio Nally some general religious material. This conviction he sends Forth in words which these Are sent by mail to members of the Cut like swords in a Christian a amp manifesto. With almost corrosive clarity or. Lewis declares a the restoration of Jesus Chri t to his rightful place in the Faith of the Church and because of that to his rightful place in the life of the world this is our urgent need. The Church cannot continue it has no right devoting increasing space in the sunday Edi pressed Home. Christian decisions were asked Tion to religious news announcements. And and registered. The group closed their serv local congregation during the y the tendency of All this has been to make the average Church member feel that he does not need the administrations of the advocates. Again the publication of journals specifically for clergymen tends to Cool their of to continue a ave As it remains Loyal to that Section for their denominational press which been creative source and abiding Center of that laymen Faith i it the atoning sacrifice of a person who was both of us and not of us. He was of us must in a measure serve both clergy and years past. Ice with a Well selected song Sung a v each by the different groups or they were called to the altar together for a season of testimony or prayer and song. This plan broke up the unwanted Reserve and a new Freedom was soon manifested. The plan was suggested by the Oxford group movement the old class meeting and by a news item read in the Christian world of London England. In the British Experiment the people were served Light refreshments Between the time of the Sermon 4 a and the formation of the groups within the smaller rooms of the Church. This new method was a Factor in the most helpful revival meetings held in Ada for several because he was son of Man he was not of us because he was son of the whole Contention of the Book is summed up in one Sharp sentence a it is impossible to understand or to account for historic christianity apart from the belief in Jesus Christ As one in whom god lived and acted As he lived and acted in no one else and who thereby became the suffering Saviour of Lewis it Clear that the gospel he preaches is not to be a preoccupation with the inner life which has no social outcome. Rather it is to release those dynamic energies which alone give us any genuine Hope of a new world of actual Good will among men. The new society is an Idle dream without the mighty sanctions of the historic Faith behind it. Only such a Faith can save us from the invading paganism of the contemporary world. Methodist episcopal Church of a Century and a half ago according to its Opportunity was far ahead of the Church of today in the circulation of Christian literature. In this respect Early methodism exercised the enthusiasm of some of our modern Cults in not limiting their literature to those within their own ranks. The religious press has always been an important Factor in promoting the Sale and Reading of Good books. Today that Type of service is More important than Ever before. The flood of fiction sex saturated materialistic and cynical threatens to engulf All readers who do not have Access to those Book reviews and notices which Are written jew ? Seffi i a3 Isi a a. A a a diff. \ from a Christian Point of View. The flood of secularism an Bennett College he new dormitory Pfeiffer Hall and the new heating Plant at Greensboro x. C., gifts of mrs. Henry Pffiffer of new York City to Bennett College were dedicated with appropriate ceremonies on november 17 and 18. Mrs. Pfeiffer the donor of the buildings was on hand to formally present the buildings to the trustees of the College. Mrs. Pfeiffer has Given Bennett $150.000 for Plant expansion. At the afternoon meeting or. Carl Eiselen chairman of the Board of education of the methodist episcopal Church spoke on a the place of the Church related College in our Educa sensual ism tonal words of greeting and a has a tremendous sweep. Our own members were spoken by mrs Mary me by be ship Church South is 2,689,125.Church periodicals from the Christian advocate methodist episcopal Church South he membership of the methodist episcopal Church is 4,570,410. The Mcm of the methodist episcopal the approximate number of families in the former is 904,082 in the latter it is 537,825. The total number of subscriptions of the six area advocates in the methodist episcopal Church is 115.000, which is the paid up subscription list. The total number of subscriptions of the general Organ and the ten conference advocates in the methodist episcopal Church South is 112,000. This Means that approximately Only one family out of seven in the methodist episcopal Church and one family out of six in the methodist episcopal Church South is a subscriber to any of the advocates. This is not strictly accurate. In Many instances there Are those who Are subscribers for two of the advocates. One of the conspicuous failures of protestantism�9 in the restricted circulation of t Christian literature. An authority on this sublet says a there has been a steady decline in the without their own Church periodical become the easy victims of All kinds of vagaries from the Unity cult to crude conceptions of adventist. The preacher needs the religious weekly in the Homes of his people to undergird the sermons he preaches to them on sunday. His parishioners need the religious paper in order that their children May profit from Leod Bethune president of Bethune Cook Man Institute at Daytona Beach Fla. Or. H. L. Mccrory president of Johnson c. Smith University and or. X. Newbold of the North Carolina state department of education. At the conclusion of this program the Corner Stone laying took place with Bishop Robert e. Jones and mrs. Mil Dard Robinson an official of the woman a the wholesome atmosphere consequent upon Home missionary society one of the Spon its presence in the Home. Only so will they draw the conclusion that religion is a natural and necessary thing. An observant writer says a the Church must see to it that the spirit of True religion shall be injected into broadcasts pictures and the daily papers. But to do this it will first be necessary to build the pulpit Back into a place of Power and to make religious journalism once More an institution to be reckoned the revival message by Stanley w. Wiant in revival meetings the most delicate and difficult period comes right after the Sermon. How can the laymen respond to the Appeal the altar service is still very helpful. But any new method of clinching the message should be welcomed by All Earnest workers. Soring agencies of Bennett College performing the rites. In the evening the glee club under the direction of Marylou Jackson rendered a musical of a half an hour after which two More addresses were delivered. The first and i dress was delivered by or. James Hardy Dillard president emeritus of the Slater Jeanes fund. Mrs. Mary Mcleod Bethune delivered an address on the wonderful opportunities that the new buildings at the College would present to the students and what a contribution such a building would make town Ard enriching their lives. Mrs. Charlotte Wallace Murray concert Soprano of new York City Sang several selections Between the addresses. M dedicatory services were held in the Church in the basement of which Bennett College was founded in 1874. The Sermon for the occasion was preached by the Rev. R. X. Brooks of Gammon theological Seminary Atlanta a. On sunday afternoon the first address was delivered by president Frank Graham of the sunday morning circulation of protestant religious periodicals at Ada Ohio a new plan was successfully University of North Carolina and the Sec during the past fifteen years. In the ten year period from 1920 to 1930, Catholic papers As a whole approximately doubled their circulation. Our Catholic Brethren give a whole month to arouse an interest in their Church periodicals. The priests preach on the subject and their Young people Are faithfully taught the value opa Church a careful observer says. A a moreover within the past quarts of a Century the daily papers have risen to a place of Power. Many of them have been tried recently by or. E. T. Waring of Toledo and the writer. Following the preaching by or. Waring groups were set up within the congregation by asking the people in certain Peers to move to designated places within the auditorium. Competent leaders for groups were assigned publicly. No hint of dismissal was made. Ond by Bishop w. F. Mcdowell. Before the addresses or. Arthur Wright of. The Slater foundation brought greetings and extended the Best wishes of the organization that he represents. Mrs. R. R. Moton wife of the president of Tuskegee spoke on behalf of the friends of the College throughout the country. After or. Grahams address the formal the groups met for Christian Conversa presentation of the buildings took place by Tion and prayer enforcing the message of mrs. Pfeiffer to the trustees and officials of the Sermon. The atmosphere was informal the College. At the close of Bishop Mcdow and Many More people had the advantage of Ellis address the formal dedication took place self expression. Christian standards were in front of the new $100,000 dormitory. December 87, 193� 1075

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