Volume V, Number 1
In This Issue
There are two obvious pressures on any religious address. One comes from the well-established social practice of our day of always assimilating contemporary ideas and modern knowledge.
In the summer of l969 the Covenant gathered at North Park College for its annual meeting. It was hot, as I recall, and it was at least 15 years before the gym was air-conditioned. Delegates fanned themselves with programs and folded budgets, escaping whenever possible to George's or Laurie's depending on their orientation — for a cool drink and more meaningful conversation.
Friends and colleagues worldwide have been saddened by the death of J. William Fredrickson on 25 January after a gallant struggle against a cancer for which he had surgery last June.
Grace and Peace to you. Peace, I say, not as the world gives, because the Peace of God is beyond the world's understanding. Therefore, Peace, as it comes from God.
An Easter Story — Matthew 28:1-15
Rabbi Edwin Friedman said two things at the recent Covenant Midwinter Conference that struck home. He blew all the helpful advice on dealing with clergy burnout when he said that he did not believe in clergy support groups. Though admitting that the ministry is a very lonely profession, he said that real support comes from God alone and that solitude is the best way to get in touch with God.
Founders' Day, 1990; Martin Marty and Vivian Jones; Transfiguration at Bethlehem; Sport Report