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MAKING CLERGYMEN

[ OF THK PRFSBYTERIAX FAITH. ■ AS DOXK IX DUXEDIX. Six '-fiii'?!* <nnt in nous study, three ;it tin- Univeisily and three in Knox College fix- the theological course. !» the irreducible term of preparation. Some men lake seven yi'iiit-. " Almost as serious an undertakiti;: " rom-jone -lyly wild Ui*t tiitfnt. "a« Hie mukinir of .". journalist." He miirht have added, bi-i ii«rruips lie did not thi'ik of the point. tli:tt tluniL'li ;i six yeiirs'cours* is not presorii-jj (or the ji unuili»t candidate, he has in reality :> much stiffer examination in fio-'l of ?ifin than the ex an h.ation which the aspitaut to the ministry is culled mi to fair. The man who wants to I-:- a clergyman "swats" .and passed, and is ihi'ii'-eforward a perxnn v.linsv academic qualilications are uiuissailjtblx?. wh<. when gowned must not b<> que-ittoiied --optniy at any rate The journalist, ou the other hand', is op. trial evenday of his life, tie knows what it- i* to die daily. A sued! prri\iita::e of mistakes <•!- errors of judgment may merely bring iebuko; if ho doe* nut mend. <>iil ho goes, a.nd therj is l-e- him no appeal. <hi ti'« whole, tho young clergy nut n ha.- I lie eafier prospect. ("hue tin re. he is "in" tm lu-J. This, however, hy the way Th- rimi.-et i;i hand is the liceu-ir.g of candidate- for the ministry as carried on: at. V'iiM Church last night-" I'relimitMiily there w;i.- the private meeting of P-esbvterv, the Rev. 11. H. r.arti.n in ibe Model ator's ■ •'unr. At this meet in,' repnils were pi e.-efT'ed i'to the persona! rhni'.-r. of the. novice.--. ;"'d as to their work a- disclosed hy the *-. sit examination.-. i»in- g<-ntl-.-mi;i: i•- |-»*i:• <! •■* 1.. the th.-sit-. .mother as to the e.xege-i<. H tiiiril as to the sci 1111 -11. and so on. Tho lepcrts ilea' hiendlv. also I'eithlul. i.urillg dt-Kits and errors, taking ai-eotnil of style ~s well as <lu- knowledge. prai.siii._- here, . hlamim,' tiieie. and all with as mm ii candor as li the .-tudui!* had not hren inscut. ].i the end tin: Pie-bvt-TV :o:ammon-ly agied :•. lie..!-' :i! tho-' vb. had pc -tilted tiicmi-cives n'i thi- .i > a-ion -- ah. that is to sav. v. iio 'i iM.nl lo go «ni -it oiue. '['lis lemaik i- neces-aiy to a full midei.-ramlim: of iln- hot-, because six ; names wer<- -n tie li-t as i omniled. and j in;! live e, re iiict.-ed Th- tiv-- v. elf Ml- i;.-.. \V. Ilii.'ir. I),medio. Mr l.e„n;:."j I! limn, ihii-ib'i. Mr -I. ti. tiiilie:= t a!i;einm-\. Ml .1. C 1. ;. And-r.-.m i'.av. Mr th la . hi.te. WcM Co;.-I.

Mr R. S. Wiit.-o-.i M.A.. ot l-Vihiim:,

>-a : . tiie othc man. a.id b-. t.-<. "as reported as felly ouaiili-d. i■ ii: a qltest-ioii arose as to wlmth-r h- should not he licensed by tb- Waic'vimi IV-.-d'.vt.M-y, and to get over .ome diili.-iilly < aa-ed (it is ■.•iiil--r.-tiM.il by th. uordiug of tho regu-1-tioiis. Mr Watson ,u th.- last moment witliilK-w Lis naim. . Uvtim; to take hits t-i inmis.-io,! ;ii,m i !u- Waugaliut body. Thue w.i.s cl-o Mr i'e,i, .1. Toilit-r. He did not appear. He i* a Wt-ilingion man, a-ni intends to ;:p* ly t-i hi- c-wii Presbytery. Tliis mak-.-s .-i\.'ti e- the output this ye.u of Knox Coiiege. It is an aveiage yield. Then have Uen as manv a.- ten at a liue-i*iug and as tew- as fmii. The worthy Mii.st.-r lo ,|,e<l .-alisli'.d «ith birs prwlucl for the vi-ai. and v. iicn ic .-mile- all is well.

'l'll,- <><l-.K)'>in of 1: rll-il:;.- v. as in the lllidil!:" of ;; ii'eivice .'ildlleiod ill First Church and attended 1-v 9,00 or 500 per Ma..-. The lUn-. 11. !l. Il.itton occupied the pulpit. Within the loiiimiiuioii rails the other members oi l'i..-liy'.evy .-at, iu a row. The subject of tin- pennon w;is the Autheiity oi Chti-i. tlie I'lomi.-e cf Christ, and the ('ouimisrie.M of I'bri.it, the text lfin.' ih,. end versvs of Matthew's Co-pel. Alter lite .-vi i(iie.-tioiis had been pat lo the .aitdiihite. Uiey were passed ami i;ive u lie- ri'.'in hand o! teiloH»hip, ami. a hvinu luiviue 'oeeu ti:t:;_'. the Hev, C. H. I'.alfo.n- e<ldre-*ed rite licentiates. He. said in the course ~f his address that each should aim a! liehte Ihe ht'.-t preacher in the Dominion ai.d the hv.-t pastor. They had much to lea mi yet ab-.ut. preaching and organising a ton. and they had to gain conimai d »•■ ••> ilumselves a- well l:eeded time for .--«lf development, and, o£ course, ihev \,.e!d l.e-n i'\ their leading. Their stttd'ie- had p.:-' b-e,jn. All this would be i:e<d loi- theii at and tlenv-elvi-. It «...- ,c e.i,v u hen they

i;.;(l t<) Sp-.-A two Ol till, e Mill ■ l':':il Week 1,, the SUM' Ui>|'|.'. P.ll! ihi- tfcs liio kind <n" pieati'ii,.: tba- " ould :■•!!. as the people (lotftTvei! ti, li'Mi 'h" tnuli. and ihcv wanted it ;ic it Ciiowu and f-.dfc l,v 'the proarkei. The >nvi... uii.s profitM- end intercsti.:,:. .\oh.-d., .-billed to iiotirt'. or if it ua< u.-iiced unliotly seemed \-.i i.'iind. tlia; tin- o; hymn was to tin- tun.' kl.i.wn a- ' Viemii' ' or -Austria..' The m-rils of tli.' liin- "ill l'-'-V il alive .•ten if tli- war lasts a lehj lime, and if iinv object to it til" answer is lint though it,'is Austria'.- national aniheiii. il M'tm i-i>!iipo.-c<l I" <*!.'liiate Aiistiia's hmnilialion, the o«-r;:Htfii mt which Haydn wrote it ieiug Napolcm's entry :oi" Vieiwia.

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MAKING CLERGYMEN, Evening Star, Issue 15652, 17 November 1914

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MAKING CLERGYMEN Evening Star, Issue 15652, 17 November 1914

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