New hymnals appear about every 25 years, with a hymnal committee deciding which hymns to keep, what to delete, and new compositions to be included. One denominational committee got into a terrible fight over “Onward Christian Soldiers.” Some loved the hymn and felt it had to be included, but the majority declared that it was militaristic and should be discarded. After a leak to the press, hostile articles appeared in newspapers across the country. As a result, the hymnal committee received over 4,000 letters and phone calls.
Contents “Cannibalism?” by David O. Bales “Those Who Know What Armor Is For” by David O. Bales “Choose This Day” by John Fitzgerald
Cannibalism? by David O. Bales John 6:56-69
“What’s with Rufus?” Longinus asked. “Makes sense he wants to dash to the village every moment he’s off duty, but when I ask him if he wants to go trolling the streets with me, he says ‘no.’ He always used to.”
According to the story, once when the great Greek mathematician Euclid was teaching a king about geometry his pupil complained because the subject was hard. Wasn’t there an easier path to knowledge? Euclid informed the king that there is no royal road to learning.