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I Q.A—LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL—Friday Evening, April 4. 1975 Opinions Offered In Preparation ST. LOUIS — Five major presentations have been sent to the 300 participants in the upcoming Lutheran theological conference to be held here April 14-18. The papers will provide the basis for the discussions at the convocation in a major effort to address current theological concerns within the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). The presentations, under the overall theme "The Nature and Function of Holy Scripture," each will be given an entire clay's attention, with discussion and study planned for both small groups and plenary sessions. The 300 lay nnd clergy participants have been asked to study the essays prior to the convocation and may send questions of clarification to the authors for their consideration as part of the presentations, ''Utmost Seriousness" . Writing on the topic "Inspiration and Inerrancy," Dr. Howard Tepker, professor at Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfield, 111., , states, "We need at all times to take with utmost seriousness the fact that both the inspiration and the inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures are articles of faith. We are dealing here with mysteries. "We confess our inability to know how God inspired and equipped the apostles and prophets lo write His Word accurately and incn'antly. But Scriptures assure us Uiut we have in (he Holy Bible God's own Word of truth. "Even though we may not be able to resolve all of the problems, which our limited understanding finds on these pages, we pray that God "open thou mine eyes that I may behold wondrous tilings in the law.' We open the Holy Scriptures with the attitude of humility which says 'Speak Lord, thy servant lieareth.'" Historical-Critical The historical-critical method of Biblical interpretation has been questioned as contributing to the doctrinal controversy within the Synod, In his essay, Dr. Martin Franzmann, noted author and former professor at Concordia Seminary, §t, Louis, who now lives in England, says, "We shall not be respecting the Son of God unless we are prepared to read the Bible critically. Now, the word 'critical' is a slippery one and is various- 1 )y interpreted in modern times, Kendrick Grobel defines 'Biblical cvitlqism 1 as 'discriminating 1 appreciation,' while Peter Brunner points up ' the secularized sense imposed, by 'historical- critical with the remark', 'In historical-critical study there can be no sentence whose subject is God, 'If we would respect the 'Son of God, there can be no doubt about which definition we should use; if we retain the word 'critical' at all, we retain it in the sense ' 'discriminating appreciation,' that apprecla- tpn of the Word of God which we learn from our Lord Himself." '< : "The Church under the Scriptures" is the subject of two presentations. Dr. Herbert Bou- m'a'n, a professor at Seminex, discusses five areas in his essay — the nature ot the churqh, 'dealing with problems, and the church's mission, attitudes, and resources. In his presentation, he comments, "We ourselves, all of. us, arc the greatest- problem. Making full allowances for overstatement and over-reaction,'there remains a. hard core of truth, unhappy truth in the description of both ' sides. Old Adam still tenants every heart. There are no vacancies. "We have leaned on our own understanding, our strategies, our ingenuity, pur votes, our resources, our machinery, our persuasiveness, instead of trusting in the Lord with all our hearts. • ''Until we recognize the nulli- Airican Minister Convert From Tribal Religion Ky MAUY ALICE DIKRS Uicran Church. His travels Avalnnclic-Journal Staff brought him to Lubbock this Although the faint scars ofpast week to visit the congrega- tribal marks on his cheeks calltion of Shepherd King Lutheran to mind the customs of paganChurch. religions, the Rev. David Windi- The Rev. Windlbiziri is the biziri actually is a minister ofonly surviving son of a pagan the Lutheran Church in Africa.farm and hunting family. His A native of Nigeria, tha cler-father was a hunter and chief E.vman is in the United States maker (one of those designated to participate in the Visitation to choose a chief) in the Longu- of International Churchmenda tribe of northern Nigcra. Program of the American Lu- Through the concern of an ; Goocl News' To Be Heard evangelist uncle and the intercession of his mother to overcome his father's belief that all Christians are lazy because they don't work on Sunday, the minister became: a part of a LAltheran catechism class in 1947 and was baptized in 19-59. He had been raised in the animist religion, whose supporters believe in. the reincarnation of many little gods on earth. "My father wanted me to remain and take care of these little gods," the Rev. Windibi- ziri said. Although he received special- JOJfN WHITLEY John Whitlcy, minister of Mount Pleasant Church of Christ in Cleveland, Ohio, will speak on llip theme, "The Good News," during a revival beginning Sunday at Vandelia Oaurch of Christ at 2002 60th St. A native of Fort Smith, Ark., Whitley holds a B.A. degree from George Pepperdine University and has done graduate work at Abilene Christian College. He has served congregations in Waco, Houston ,San Angelo, Abilene and Cleveland. (y Sunday services are at 8-:30 *'• a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Bi;'. ble study will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Monday t h_r o u g h Wednesday .services will bo from 6:30-7:30 a.m. for a dutch treat breakfast and devotional and 7:30 p.m. for the evening worship. Visitors will be welcome at any service, according lo Tom MillioDand, minister. ized training and served as an agricultural assistant for several years, an early desire to become a pastor persisted. In February, 1967. he entered the Theological College of Northern Nigeria. Upon his ordination in 1972 the Rev. Windiblziri became the pastor of Majami'ar Almasihu (Messiah Church)in Jos, Ap proximately 200 persons make up the congregation, and the minister also serves as a pastor for a smaller congregation within the town of 60,000. Serves On Council 'In addition to his pastora responsibilities, the Rev. Windi biziri serves on the executive council of the Lutheran Chui-cl of Christ in the Sudan. According to the Rev. Windi biziri, Nigeria is one of the six countries in the world with a large supply cf oil, gas and oth er natural resources. "But we don't have the manpower to ake it out of the ground." One of the chief needs of the jountry, the minister said, is medical care. "We have 8,000 icople to one doctor," he noted. 'I waited in the general liospi- al from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. tho Jther day just to get my daugh- er treated. 'We need our native people o be trained as doctors. We also need more hospital beds in ',he country." Medical Programs The American Lutheran Church has carried on .-vigorous medical programs in the African nation in the past. In recent years, the government has taken over a church-owned hospital and 10 medical dispensaries, but the church has provid- ed additional health care, maternity care and : preventive medicine centers, ac- ording to the Rev. Windibiziri. "In some instances, liic government has asked the church :o build dispensaries to care for remote areas," he said. Nigerians are becoming more conscious of education, the minister said. 'Die military government has announced that beginning in 1976 the country will liave a free primary school system. . • .'. The Rev. Windibiziri will return to Nigeria irl May after touring the United States. He is married and the father of five children. "None of my children have the tribal marks." he said. Malawi Missionary To Visit ty, and even perversity of our own' devises, we are mired 5h work righteousness and a de 'acto "repudiation of grace alone, faith alone." Dr. Ralph Bohlmann, acting president of Concordia Seminary, discusses the same topic under three major parts ^ — church and Gospel, Scripture and doctrine, and fellowship and separation. In pointing out the -need for doctrinal discip- ine, Dr. Bohlmann says, "For the church under the Scriptures, considerations of truth must take precedence over considerations of love, should these be-in conflict, for Christian love is always de- pcfndent upon the truth of the rospel. "When a choice must be made, 'between external unity and the truth of the Gospel, un- ty must yield to truth. For it is better to be divided for the sake of the truth than to be united in error.., "But this is not to advocate hat those of us on opposite sides of issues should ngw sepa- •ate. Rather, we need to recall vho we are: "Holy believers ind sheep who hear the voice of heir Shepherd. 1 We are one in Christ, and from that oneness n Him we can draw'the love and strength to deal with each other as brethren who want to uphold God's truth for the sake of both church and world. "Hearing .Voice" "Our giveri spiritual unity is the presupposition and basis for seeking concord in the church on the basis of God's Word. "We will not find the model for such concord in any negotiated settlement that compromises God's truth, but we will find it by hearing the voice of A-J Correspondent SPUR—A Baptist missionary from the African nation of Malawi will visit Sunday with the congregations of the First Baptist arid Bethel Baptist churches in Spur. Roy Davidson is currently on a 12 month furlough from his Malawi pastorate and has planned approximately 400 programs at South Plains churches to discuss his work. Davidson lives in Plainview. He will deliver the morning worship services at First Bap- Broadway Church Of Christ Seminar Scheduled A seminar designed for church staff members, supervisors, teachers, ciders and ministers will be conducted from 9 •a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Broadway Church of: Christ. Ray Fulemvider, education director at the church, has coordinated the seminar, which is expected to bring participants from Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. Dr. Joe Bamett, minister of the church, will present "An Overview of the Broadway Program" at D a.m. ~,n the auditorium. Fulenwider will discuss "The Christian Education Pro- Nazarene Leaders At Meet AMARILLO (Special) — Church of tha Nazarene pastors and youth leaders from Lubbock arc participating in the annual Nazarene Young People's Society convention of tne West Texas District of the Church of the Nazarcnc. The meeting was to begin at 2 p.m. today at the San Jacinto Church of the Nazarenu here. Sessions will continue through noon Saturday. Presiding at the convention ill be the Rev.. Tommy Davis of Borgcr, district president. Dr. Lyie E. Eckloy of Lubbock, district superintendent, will preside at the time of the report and election of the district president. Delegates from each of the 79 local societies will participate in the convention. Church. Women Slale Meeting WOODROW (Special) — The annual meeting of the Lubbock District of United Mehodist Women will be conducted Sunday at Cooper United Methodist Church here. Registration will begin at 2 p.m., and the meeting wil) open at 2:30 p.m. Theme of the meeting will bo "Ministry and United Methodist Women." A nursery will be provided. gram" and show slides at 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Group tours of the church are slated at 11 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon in Fellowship Hall. Puppet Workshop Carol Cope will conduct a puppet workshop at 12:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Following the workshop, Bob Mize, associate minister, will discuss "The Personal Work Program." John Paul Blankenship, youth minister, and Carol Cope will speak on "The Youthreach Program" at 2 p.m. in the Youth- reach Center. Training- sessions are planned from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the various departments. Dr. Barnett Mize and Horace Coffman will speak at this time in Room 142 of the Education Building. Their topic will be "Phases of Local Church Work." Training sessions will be held BOOKBINDING AND BIBLE REPAIR MOISES F. PEREZ, BOOKBINDER 25 YEARS EXPEREINCE SPECIAUZ1NO IN BIG FAMILY BIBUS SIIUS WOUND IN CfMWHI IMdKH MORCKCO LUTHtt GOLD STAMPING - XESEWING t MENDING AU TYPES OF BOOK RESTORATION WE APPRECIATE t CARE FOR THE IOOKS YOU LOVE 3716 -37rh ST. Lubbcck, Texas 79413 PHONES RES. 795-0846 SHOP 797-8352 WHAT'S A from 4 p.m. to 5 p'.m. During the same time period. Fulenwider, Ralph Bumpass, Ron Bailey, Edgar Chance, James Baker and Furman Kearley will discuss "The Adult Education Program" in Room 142. A dinner wil be served from p.m. to 7. p.m. in Fellowship Hall. A slide presentation on 'America's Largest Congregations" will be shown by Fulenwider. Dr. Barnett will discuss How to Build a Great Local Congregation." Cost of the seminar is $6. tist Church and the evening worship at Bethel Baptis Church. , Following evening worship a Bethel, Davidson will deliver a slide presentation showing his work and church "financed buildings in his Malawi mission. Introducing The ORTHODOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH REV. ROBERT CHURCHILL will preMnt a sermon at • 7:30 pm, Thori., April '. 10th • in the first floor meeting room ef th« Plaint National Bank, 50th A University. (Tower Entrance) OPC: I .Reformed in Doctrine .2. Uphold' VVestminsler'Standarcfsl j3. Foi'thful to Jt's I Reformation'Heritage . |4. Systematic preaching ond teaching of Scripture [ QmtHM AM) Aiswer Session. I OHM TO PUBLIC 7W4737 or in -3«0 /For Your Want Ad Dial 763-0311 our Shepherd in His Holy Word a voice that calls us to repentance through' the Law, speaks forgiveness through the Gospel, and offers the Holy Spirit for the amendment of oiir sinful lives. There is no shortcut." : ' The final presentation deals with the "Gospel-Scripture Relationship." Dr. Fred Kramer, Concordia. Springfield, comments in his essay, - : "...the church must dra\y her understanding of.-the Gospel from Holy Scripture, where the Gospel was promised in the Old Testament, where the fulfill ment of God's promises is shown in the four Gospels, and where the articles, of the Gospel are explained and applied to the life of the church in the rest of the New Testament writings. •>;•-, "Scripture Is Source'' "Teachers the church must have. It must have them, because -Christ gave and continues to give them, and because the church needs them. But the source and norm for all their preaching and teaching is the Holy Scripture of the Old and New Testaments; "...What we can and. must maintain about the Gospel...is that the Gospel gives the Scripture its uniqueness...But when I say that the Gospel gives the Holy Scripture its uniqueness, I am not saying that it is the Gospel which gives the Script ture its authority, 'it has its au- FESTIVAL of GOSPEL . MUSIC - APRIL 19 thority from the fact of its inspiration." The convocation is co-sponsored by LCMS President J.A.O. Preus, the synodioal Board of Directors, and the Council of Presidents. 542*-50lli Leading with Lubbock CM|r*fiHM ATRUtY PENTECOSTAL CHURCH UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH Meeting Temporarily At YWCA. .. 35th & Flint U< Scloof .......... 9,30a.m. arjiifi Service ..... 10,30 a.m.' ^c'cttiita l/Vartnifj ..... , 6tOO p.m. 7W-47« •797-30f7 Charles Carman-Minister f ^ Jim Turner "SHARE HIS LOVE" IN REVIVAL VMVERSiry BAPTIST CIIUKCH Tenth & University APRIL 6-13 HEAR: Jim Turner .. PREACH 1IEAH: Danny 1'enningtoii » SING Sunday - Friday 11:50 am lo 12:50 pm Nighls - 7:30 pin Clifton F. Igo, Pastor "SHARE HIS LOVE" in WORD and SONG This Weeld ^J St. Luke's United Methodist Church INVITES YOU TO EVENING WORSHIP APRIL 6th - 7:00 P.M. DR. EDMUND W. ROBB PREACHING Beginning a Six-Sunday Series of Sermons From the Life of John Wesley— THIS SUNDAY HEAR: "THE CHRISTIAN HOME — EPWORTH' Dr. Edmund VI . Rotb Warm Fellowship - Inspired Preaching.- Special Music ST. 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