RELIGION: Neglect the Needless

Among numerous U. S. ministers who preach by radio, Methodist Dr. William Leroy ("Bill") Stidger of Boston is notable, if only because he is a commercial broadcaster. Five days a week, on a New England network, he delivers a four-minute talk on a devotional program which plugs Fleischmann's Yeast. In common with many of his colleagues, Dr. Stidger believes that radio is valuable to religion. This week he did something practical about it. He instituted a course in radio preaching at Boston University School of Theology, where he is professor of homiletics....

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