Man’s most desperate need is spiritual. But in the pace of the world today, this need is often obscured by physical, emotional, and social problems. It sometimes happens that a man seeks medical aid when he should sec his pastor. Or it may also happen that he asks for his pastor’s counsel when what he really needs is psychotherapy. These and related concerns are explored in the panel discussion moderated by Assistant Editor Frank Farrell and participated in by evangelical psychiatrists (see the opposite page); in the essay by Dr. Finch (page 7); and in a news feature (page 38).

The lead editorial (page 20) is relevant to Independence Day. Another major editorial considers the problem of premarital sex in the light of scriptural principles.

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