Religion: A Happy Layman

The strugglingest man in church on Sundays is generally the fellow known as an "active Christian layman." Other members of the congregation glow with the satisfaction of doing their weekly Christian duty, but the active Christian layman knows that church attendance must be only the beginning of his week's witness. His constant problem: how to serve the church well without having 1) his business associates look askance at him as a do-gooder, or 2) clergymen complain that he is trying to take over their ministry.

Lee H. Bristol Jr., a 3O-year-old Manhattan businessman, is a good example of a layman who works...

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