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Helmet and Sword

“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God…” Ephesians 6:17                                       The helmet is the only article in the military equipment of ancient soldiers which has survived to […]

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Teeners’ Corner

QUESTION: We hear so much nowadays about the American home going to pieces and parents losing control of their children. It all sounds so bad. Do you think it is so bad? I am asking this question for a discussion group of which I am a member. ANSWER: I believe the American home pattern has undergone […]

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Our Shoes and Our Shield

“…and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; withal taking up the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one.” EPHESIANS 6:15, 16 It is imperative that the soldiers of Christ be completely clad. Our spiritual warfare demands adequate equipment. Even the […]

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The Wiles of the Devil

…that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” Ephesians 6:11 Since there are chiefs among the elect angels, we should not be surprised to learn that there is at least one chief among the rebel angels. The only being of this kind whom Scripture specifies by name is he who is called […]

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Teeners’ Corner

In our September issue I suggested a change in our traditional school terms so as to allow for a winter vacation beginning with the Christmas holiday and extending through the month of January. This would bring the second semester to a close about the middle of July, leaving approximately six weeks for the summer vacation. And I […]

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Ye Fathers!

During my ministry I have been keeping records of counseling interviews. The earlier records, I must confess, are sketchy and the notations in many instances lack insight and understanding. In more recent years the memoranda have been more complete and the observations have profited from reading and study as well as from the earlier mistakes and […]

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Teeners’ Corner

MORE ABOUT DRAMATICS In our May–June issue I replied briefly to a request for further explanation of my published views respecting dramatics. What I wrote in that issue has wider application than was indicated. The whole matter of theatrical performances is involved. As I see it, a person who effectively plays, for example, the part […]

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The Head of the Church

“…and he put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all.” Ephesians 1:22, 23 The words quoted above stand at the close of a prayer that begins at verse 17. Paul’s prayers […]

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Teeners’ Corner

QUESTION: My parents are good people but they always are complaining that all I think about is having a good time. I am a boy 15 years old, and it seems to me that I should be permitted to go out nights and have fun with the kids. My parents keep telling me that when […]

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