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....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!