Religion: Church Management

Dr. George Arthur Buttrick, now pastor of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, Manhattan,† was at Buffalo when he told a group of Presbyterian ministers how he evaded the enticements of his morning paper. He always read it standing up and so remained always aware that he must spend no time on drivel no matter how entertainingly written. That was shrewd self-management, remarked the Presbyterians, and his formula made the rounds of the ministers. Last week it appeared again—in William H. Leach's magazine on parish administration, Church Management. Editor Leach revived it in warning ministers against...