Religion: Future of Preaching

''Preaching is doomed," cried a preacher last week at the Northern Baptist Convention in Washington. He was Dr. Bernard Chancellor Clausen, slight, blond, emphatic pastor of Syracuse, N. Y.'s First Baptist Church, a onetime Navy chaplain and communications officer on the U. S. cruiser North Carolina. Dr. Clausen began broadcasting sermons in 1920. He now speaks eight or ten sentences to "appropriate" music in a morning radio service, conducts a Saturday night radio Bible class with dramatized Bible stories. Last February Dr. Clausen spoke by air to the "largest audience of Baptists...

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