The Province from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on September 26, 1970 · 13
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The Province from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · 13

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Saturday, September 26, 1970
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New look at picture of God My Answer wiva!prnemi!iipi y otiuiojir'ro w T' 7 TjUSJ needed yet old reality stays By LOUIS CASSELS United Press International Since the time of St. Thomas Aquinas, vast energies have been expended in efforts to construct, on the basis of philosophical speculation, a picture of what God "must" be like. These efforts to delineate the "necessary attributes" of diety have never been entirely convincing, because they leave so much unexplained. For example, if God is both all-merciful and all-powerful, as speculative theology has traditionally insisted, why does he permit pain and evil to exist in the world? One of America's most brilliant and creative theologians, Prof. John Knox, suggests it is time for an altogether new approach. Instead of trying to reason our way to sweeping dogmas about the nature of God, he says, let's limit our statements about Him to what can be justified by direct experimental knowledge. Such knowledge is available, Knox says, in the community Lutheran FIRST LUTHERAN ""JS4 i 9:30 Sunday School 1 1 a.m. Pastor J. B. Haave CHRIST LUTHERAN E.L.C.C. Pastor F. Radon 10th Yukon 874-0033 :4S Church School for oil apei. 11 i.m. PJBLIC WORSHIP Holy Communion lost Sun. In mo. SALVATION ARMY SUNDAY SERVICES 11:00 A.M.-7:10 P.M. Sunday Ivoninf Sorvlco 7:00 o'clock GP.ANDVKW Commorclol Drlvo at lit Avenue 431-1110 VANCOUVER TEMPI! 101 loit Halting! Stmt, 4II-ISS7 MOUNT PLEASANT 7th Ao. (Ono block woit of Main St.) 111-1601 jf"K OUT 0:01 on CJoV'j 11:00 a.m.-PASTOR MUIR speaks 7 pm. EVANGELISTIC RALLY Paitor Wottt ipcaki en "I. This tho Battle of ARMAGEDDON?" Hoar Kathryn Kuhlmon, Oct. 4 (Aarodamo) 1 M.J,MIIJ1JJllljn The International Spiritualist Alliance ru.uc MASS MEETINGS K Ctltbrotlno tho ELEVENTH Annuol Convention. Servicer, at tht Spiritual Chapel, 112 Watt SroodVoy. At 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ORDINATION OF MR. A. R. D. ROBERTSON, LM. Guait Spaaktn and Mediumi from Vorioul Pointi , Will Demonitrota of Both Matting For further information phone 874-7943, Rev. B. Gaulton-Bishop (Pres.) or Secretary Rev. D. Horning, 255-5600. See and Hear- BILLY GRAHAM IN "THE SHADOW OF THE BOOMERANG" Full-Length Color Film This Sunday Following 7 p.m. Service The Salvation Army ,,0?rfrA" 9 ' jg tin mwm mi m'luiwnn, hear her in person AGRODOME Pacific Not. Eipoiltlon Grounds Hoirlnat St. or Caiilar SUNDAY, OCT. 4 Doon Open it 1 :00 p.m. Further Information oll 264 9J7S Hear KATHRYN KUHLMAN Mon..M. 11:10 p.m. KARI Sponsored by M Knthryn of faith where in God is known as "an experienced reality." "No formula or proposition can convey the peculiar quality of this experienced reality," says Knox. It is footless to try to describe God in detail because "we cannot know God except as He touches us, and great ranges of God's being lie beyond our knowing." Yet there are millions of people, not all of them formally associated with the institutional church, for whom God is "the most intimately known reality in our experience," a reality that "encloses us on every side and pervades our very being." Some facts about God can be confidently adduced from this widely shared experience, Knox says. First we can be sure "that God is . . . that for all the mystery of his being, his elusi-veness of our categories both of ' experiencing and thinking, Dr. Brick lectures -"Repression and Political Imprisonment under the Government of South Vietnam" will be Dr. Allan Brick's topic at a public meeting in the YWCA Sunday, 8 p.m. He headed a study team of religious and civil leaders to South Vietnam in 1969, is director of the National Program of Reconciliation. A teacher, author of studies on English and American literature, he received his doctorate from Yale. Since 1966 his interests have centred in student movements, campus protests and peace in Vietnam. Dr. Brick, here under the sponsorship of the Peace Action League, will also speak to students and others at UBC Student Union building, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Unity in Action i located at YMCA 420 Quoont Ava., Now Wait. SUNDAY 11 a.m. DEVOTIONAL SERVICE and Children'! Church. WEDNESDAY 7:10 p.m. HEALING MEDITATION 1:10 p.m. AN EVENING WITH GOLDSMITH Miniitor: UDOLENE W. STEEVES S26-142I rTomiiy Sunday - ?. - ll - IIIW.ML I ISO on tho f.l Kuhtmtn Foundation he nevertheless really, objoc-tively is." Knox finds nothing in the communal experience of God to require the belief that He is omnipotent In the sense of being "the autonomous ruler of a fully and pervasively-determined cosmos." What is implied in man's experience of God is that He is "the ultimate source and ful-filler of existence ... the principle or power of coherence in what exists." This concept is not incompatible with recognition of a radical freedom which pervades the entire universe, from the smallest subatomic particle to human beings, so that things may take place which are neither desired nor "willed" by God. The community's experience contradicts any concept that would reduce God to an abstract principle or impersonal force. "I do not say that we must affirm, as a proposition, 'God is a person.' but no view of God which makes inappropriate our saying, 'Thou' to Him can be true . . . with God or relations are essentially personal. "Our experience does not provide us with categories of language to define or describe one who is so far beyond and above us, but we know that we are related to Him as the persons we are, and that He responds to us as the persons we are, and therefore that He must be in some analagous way personal himself." Knox is Professor of New Testament at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest. His comments as "experienced reality" are made in a small but potent book "Limits of Unbelief." Guest speakers at St. Mary's Bishop T. D. Somerville will preach at the 10:30 a.m. service in St. Mary's, South Hill, Anglican church Sunday. This will be his first offical visit to the parish. It will mark, too, the first of four special speakers as St. Mary's continues the Diamond Jubilee. . Archdeacon A. M. Trendell, of St. Michael's, Colebrook will be the preacher at the Harvest Festival service, Oct. 4. Canon William Garbutt, now retired, will be there Oct. 18, and Rev. Maxwell E. Cooper, St. Thomas', Chilli-wack, Oct. 25. Theosophical Society Htrmoi lodoo, 20S0 Cvpren St. Soriot of Public Locturoi JIT SUNDAY I P.M. -4K MRS. JOSEPHINE fr-yl HALLOCK VVJ "Colour In Htollnf Xir and tha World Today" 6REATEP. VANCOUVER YOUTH P,LM: HUGO!? 10 LIVE A IITTLE" Plut oicltlnf Mgllc TONIGHT Oct. 26, 7:45 Mt. Ploatant Baptist Church 10th 4 Quoboc tRocutivo Diroctori Bill Dyck HEAR BERNICE GERARD SUNDAY 11:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES WEDNESDAY 8:00 P.M. NEW MEN OF SEATTLE folk Roch -Goteel DOUGLAS AUDITORIUM 7SS0 VICTORIA DR. FRASERVIEW ASSEMBLY 7410 Victoria Dr, j ST. MARGARET'S CHURCH j (Reformed Epitcopal) J 1100 I. Coorflp St. 211-1010 J Aloo 235-1010 Sunday Sarvlceil 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. m RADIO BROADCASTS : CJOR ff 10-11 tun. j CKLGi.r, 1112 a.m. rrwtnri Robert H. Mirk Aanw-lplo: Hurt Oiimerton pj m EVANGELISTIC TABERNACLE 85 Eair 10th MS Sundoy School 11 o.m. MORNING WORSHIP 7s15 p.m. REVIVAL RALLY Porter Phil Jeknte tpeoklnt ot petti lervicei. KATHP.VN KUHLMAN MtlTINO OCTOIIP. 4, 1:00 WletzovoCitan I An imiirHd OrrtMl Chanh When tht Holy Bible it Wholly Taught! COME THOU WITH US AND WE Will DO THEE GOOD II p.m MOIIMNIt WOlCllir llnmdrn.t nir ( J4I', AP hr, tiM p.m :VKV!M UOimilir TriMirlfPl over I III II at 1:ci. IA1P hr. 0t)mn4 or 00 l P.m. likle Bf Bit) tarn QUESTION J am seventeen and would like to follow Christ, but 1 want to have some jun before I settle down. L.C. ANSWER - Where did you get the idea that being a Christian keeps one from having fun? I'm afraid you have seen too many imitations of Christianity, and too little of the real thing. The happiest people 1 know are followers of Christ. If you could hear the laughter when Christians get together, and see the real joy on their faces, you would never say, "I want to have some fun before I settle down and be a Christian," again. Probably you have listened to too many "don'ts" and negatives by older Christians. They just neglected to tell you that, although there are some "don'ts," and restrictions, God never asks us to give up anything that is good for us. Like any loving Father, He wants His children to enjoy the finest and best. But remember this: you can't beat God in the game of giveaway. If we give up something for Him, He gives back to us a hundredfold. It really then isn't a sacrifice, but a game in which God takes delight in matching our consecration with blessings beyond measure. Regent speakers Regent College has started a fall series, Cross-Displinary Studies. 'Lectures, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Friday, are held at Union College, UBC. They are available to people not students at the college. Oct. 2 and 9, "Science and the Scientific Melhod will be tackled by Prof. W. R. Thor-son, University of Alberta; "The Christian and Social F.nvironment," Miss K. Stor-rie, UBC, Oct. 16-23; "Social and Ethical Problems in Modern Business," Dr. S, M. Rock of Regent, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6; "Man and His Physical Environment," Dr. J. G. Houston, UBC, Nov. 13; "An Introduction to Biblical Psychology and Counselling," Rev. F. W. Metzger, Westminster Foundation of Religion and Mental Health. Scientists1 topic 'Reality' The reality of God's spiritual creation implies the unreality of material beliefs about the universe and man. This is the topic at Christian Science churches Sunday. Mary Baker Eddy said: "All reality is in God and His creation, harmonious and eternal. That which He creates is good, and He makes all that is made." The text is from Isaiah: "The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea." 1 knthk or ' CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY Know Thyself CKVN, 14109:15 a.m. Every Sunday Morning SUNDAY SIKVICI II A.M. toloitti Mr. Joyco McDonald W. HKOAimAY, 7SI-6lf'.,t K very body Welcome CANADIAN BRITISH ISRAEL tto. YM Dominion Side. 4IJ-J)t You re cordially Invited to our Hnok Room nnd or fieri. Oihti won. -houri: to BRITISH ISRAEL "ftXF 01 Helmcker) It. MU 1-17 m - 1:00 p.m. 1dK PP.AYIP. SIP.VICI eft-ZL-A A CONVINTION JQiJr p,ipop.T lliton to Radio KAP.I 550 ke. .Every Sunday ot 10: 1 S 0.m. Canadian Temple Cathedral 104 left 14th Are, VoMouer, I.C. A IOUL HIAMNO) MISSA6I Orlalnol Chrlitlen DocMno tupday tarrleatt II o.m, 7:10 p.m Parly M amino Prayer 7:10 p.m UMONI IN tCIINTIPIC IIVINO Ivory WedneMoy Ivoninf at ( o'clock p.m. (AGP.ODOMI) TABERNACLE ISP Hnl llth Ave. Pellet Wni. C ley tea p m. KII M.104 1 mp. Clou (or ell apei 10 p.m. to CrIJj 5 mmm ROYAL GUESTS in New York are Britain's Princess Mary at Lindsay's residence Friday. He gave a pri-Alexandra, left, and her husband Angus Ogilvy, vate luncheon to honor the princess, cousin to Queen right, with New York Mayor Lindsay and his wife Elizabeth and daughter of the late Duke of Kent. Schools likened to jails SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -This city's new school chief thinks too many classrooms are oversized jail cells and teachers spend too much time acting as jailers. That's one of the reasons for student rebellion, said Dr. Thomas Shaheen. The surprising thing is that more do not rebel, he said in an Interview. "Our schools are organized on a semi-prison approach, on crime and punishment, and cops-and-robbers techniques," he said. "We have lack of trust; sign-in and sign-out slips, "detention systems, wardens and jailers, fear of escape, regimentation, limited opportunities for choice, barricaded or locked toilet rooms, celllike classrooms." She's had enough TORONTO (CP) -Opera singer Anja Silja says her career will be finished in 10 years she hopes. "Singing 30 years is lung enough," says Miss Silja, who stars in this season's Canadian Opera Company production of Beethoven's Fidelio. She began singing in operas . 20 years ago, when she was 10, in her native Germany. She still docs her experimenting in Germany, where she is based with the Stuttgart Opera. Picasso's offer MADRID (UPI) - Pablo Picasso, in an apparent peace gesture toward the Spanish government, has offered to provide a sculpture for a plaza ' project in "Madrid. Peace treaties haven't changed much Canadian Press UNITED NATIONS - A Middle East peace treaty written in 1269 B.C. has reached the United Nations. It covers all the essential points: eternal friendship between parties, lasting peace, territorial integrity, non aggression, extradition and mutual help. It Is the oldest written peace treaty to have been discovered. A replica of the treaty between Hattusillis III, King of the Hlttitcs, and Rameses II, King of the Egyptians, was presented to the UN by Foreign Minister Ihsan Sabri Cag-layangil of Turkey. Appropriately it was hung outside the chamber of the Security Council, the council responsible for dealing with world peace. The original clay tablet, which records the text In cuneiform script, was found in 1906 In centril Anatolia on the site of the old Hlttlte capital, Hattusas, now the present Turkish city of Bogazkoy. The UN said an Egyptian copy of the treaty has been found. An English translation of the treaty shows that, though the language Is trifle flowery, the parties sought pretty well the same things as the parties in the Middle East seek todiy. The two kings, a trifle optimistically, said that their treaty is "forever." GRADUATE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARS MINISTIRS tni PRIESTS of All Denominations Arp Invlfed to Enroll In GrorJuptp Semlnon In Theology ot UNION COLLEGE OF B.C. Opportunity for eMplofuo, reieerch, retlectlon. Coiirtei pro eilpnerl tp allow maiimum peillilpatlen pnet o weth tor 11 weeki beplnnlnp leptemoer It. for lurther Intormotion phono tho Repiitrar'i OMico, 124.3364 UNION COLLEGE OF I.C Royalty for THEPROVINCE Saturday, September 26, iff wpuP I A happy ending TO BE MARRIED today in Chicago are Charles Hill, a Vietnam veteran who lost both legs in the war, and Nancy Kotlarz, the nurse who helped him learn to use artificial limbs during his recovery in hospital. The 88-year-old painter has lived in self-imposed exile since the end of the Spanish Civil War 32 years ago. He has ignored several unofficial approaches for reconciliation in recent years. Picasso's bid for a commission in a complex of gardens and subterranean shops and Thant and Cnglayangll, Ayr h : : ;, H V :T fn U I, i. .oj m iL.M- ,Ht. - J 'Vir 1 1 '"nrfufi lunch bunch 1M 0 I 1970 avenues was seen by city officials as his f.rst solid gesture toward the regime since his exile in Paris. Ulterior motive CLEVELAND (UPI) - A suburban Cleveland man claims his marriage counsel in front of the world's oldest Soviet still S1EGEN, West Germany (AP) - The Soviet Union maintained its'unbroken string of world chess championships on Friday night, clinching Its 10th straight team title. The victory, In the lmh Chess Olympics, came as Yugoslavia and Hungary, who lor advised him to divorce his wife so that the counselor himself could marry her. Dean Svec of Bedford made the accusation in a $600,000 conspiracy suit filed in County Court against Richard Stover of suburban Parma and Barbara Stover, the former Mrs. Svec. Librarian named OTTAWA (CP)-Prime Minister Trudeau on Friday announced the appointment of Gilles Frappier, 39, of Montreal as associate parliamentary librarian. Frappier, born at Papineau-ville, Que., is a graduate of the University of Ottawa in library science. For the past year he has been director of scitn.ific libraries at the University of Montreal. Obituaries LONDON (AP) - .lohn Gawsworlh, 58, a poor itinerant poet who assumed the myihical throne of a miniature Caribbean island and abdicated' after 20 years of carousing in London taverns, has died in hospital. Despite many honors, Gaws-worth was a vagabond, a fellow of the streets of London, sleeping in rooming houses when he had the money, on park benches when he didn't. He left 17 publications and hundreds of unpublished verses. VIENNA (UPI) - The Czechoslovak news agency CTK announced Czech painter Jan Spala has died at the age of 50. recorded peace treaty. chess chanip went into the final round with 23 points, had to concede half a point each In their final matches against Argentina and East Germany. The Russians Immediately offered four draws to llielr Bulgarian opponents and thin boosted their total to srt unreachable 2Vi point. A A

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