Religion: Strong Words for Methodists

Born with a bigger circulation than any other Protestant journal, the first weekly issue of The Christian Advocate rolled off the presses last week. Official organ of the Methodist Church, it boasts a hefty initial subscription of over 275,000, was formed by combining seven Methodist papers following the 1939 merger of three Methodist sects into America's biggest (8,000,000 members) Protestant denomination.

Editor of a magazine which should become one of Christendom's most influential is resourceful, go-getting Dr. Roy Lemon Smith, long the successful pastor of Los Angeles' big First Methodist Church, whose "Sentence Sermons" are syndicated in more than 100 newspapers....

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