Empty Churches: The Rural-urban Dilemma

Century Company, 1925 - 150 pàgines

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Pàgina 79 - But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
Pàgina 101 - And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests ; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
Pàgina 37 - The priest-like father reads the sacred page, How Abram was the friend of God on high ; Or, Moses bade eternal warfare wage With Amalek's ungracious progeny ; Or how the royal bard did groaning lie Beneath the stroke of Heaven's avenging ire ; Or Job's pathetic plaint and wailing cry ; Or rapt Isaiah's wild, seraphic fire ; Or other holy seers that tune the sacred lyre.
Pàgina 31 - The statement by the same authority that many American country children are virtual pagans is a difficult one to believe in a nation which contributes many millions annually to foreign missions. But here are the facts in his own words: "Of the fifteen millions of farm children — children under twenty-one years of age — more than four millions are virtual pagans, children without knowledge of God. If, perchance, they know the words to curse with, they do not know the Word to live by.
Pàgina 10 - There are ten times as many churches for every thousand persons in some of the rural districts of the United States as there are in New York City.
Pàgina 107 - ... if they sin ; and to fall from a great height is an intolerable ruin. Severe were the words of our blessed Saviour, " Ye are the salt of the earth ; if the salt have lost his savour, it is thenceforth good for nothing, neither for land, nor yet for the dunghill :" a greater dishonour could not be expressed ; he that takes such a one up, will shake his fingers.
Pàgina 32 - That agency asserts with confidence "that 1,600,000 farm children live in communities where there is no church or Sunday school of any denomination," and that there are "probably 2,750,000 more who do not go to any Sunday school, either because the church to which their parents belong does not have any, or because they do not care to connect themselves with such an organization.
Pàgina 8 - Not a child in this district has ever attended Sunday-school," deprecates another community of approximately the same size. "This back-to-the-land movement is fine, but why should loyal land dwellers have to condemn their children to heathenry?" demands a distracted mother, in a remote section of a Western State. "My children are growing up to be little savages, as far as religion is concerned. They have never been inside a church in their lives, and they don't know what Sundayschool means.
Pàgina 11 - Edmund de S. Brunner, of the Institute of Social and Religious Research, of New York.
Pàgina 95 - Pardon the cooking, Herr Pastor! I take my dinner with my parents, and I bring away some bread which my good mother gives me. At eight o'clock I put this little pan over my lamp, place my bread in it, with c, little water and salt. Then I go on with my studies.

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