Religion: Emily Post for Pastors

The human frailty of the clergy sometimes seems an insuperable obstacle to the coming of the Kingdom. To help keep it within bounds, one wise old Lutheran, the Rev. Walter E. Schuette, 85, has written a book called The Minister's Personal Guide (Harper; $2.95).

Pastor Schuette (pronounced Shootie) has a ministerial experience of 65 years to draw on, during 28 of which he was district president of more than 200 Ohio congregations of the American Lutheran Church. Samples of his advice:

The Call is a sacred thing, and ministers who talk about "being hired" are no friends of Dr. Schuette. He urges clergymen...

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