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Why is a clerk?
"Business meetings can involve some power displays; occasionally self-serving and ego-types intrude upon the guidance of the Spirit." Page 5

'On the eighteenth of April in seventy-five ...'
As part of our observance of the U.S. Bicentennial, Regional Editor Ralph Beebe begins a series on the Quaker conscience and the State. Page 6

50 ways to help your pastor
Here are some remedies that could take the heat off the pastors as critics "roast" the church! Page 9

How the pastor can help his church
As a sequel to "50 Ways to Help Your Pastor," this article suggests ways the pastor can see himself as a "man among men." Page 10

Missionary Voice
Guadalajara ... stepping stone to work in Mexico City 12
Two new churches form seventh district 12
All by ourselves 13
Mexican praise and prayer notes 13
The Lord provides 14

The long road back
A mother and career woman - discouraged, disillusioned, a church dropout - describes her spiritual pilgrimage. Page 15

What's New!
Members of two adult Sunday school classes discover a creative way to share burdens and joys. Page 17

You can afford the Christian college
A college dean of students believes, "Parents and students need to ask: Can we afford NOT to attend the Christian college?" Page 26

Regular Features
The Face of the World 4
Friends Write 4
Over the Teacup 16
The Children's Page 18
News of Friends 18
Pastor's Corner 19
Friends Concerns 20
Friends Gather 22
Books 27


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Evangelical Friend, April 1975 (Vol. 8, No. 8)