Religion: New Kind of Retirement

Dr. Roger T. (for Theophilus) Nooe, 69, pastor of Nashville's Vine Street Christian Church, has already had almost every honor that his denomination, the Disciples of Christ,* could bestow. Dr. Nooe (rhymes with oh-he) has now received a new honor—and a new kind of retirement. His church has commissioned him to be "minister to the world at large," and instructed him "to go out . . . in the proclamation of the Gospel of Our Lord and the unity of His people."

Dr. Nooe began his "retirement" by holding a series of seminars for young ministers in Indiana. Last week he went...

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