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Speaking at a rare joint session of both houses of the California legislature in Sacramento, Billy Graham lobbied for Jesus power instead of police power as a method of handling disruptive demonstrations.

Membership in the Evangelical Free Church of America, with a constituency of 120,000 persons, grew by a record 10.6 per cent last year, according to figures released at the church’s annual conference in Seattle.

Dillwyn T. Evans, last year’s moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, has been appointed Canada’s first “chaplain on call” by Holiday Inns (see also June 18 issue, page 31).

The Reverend Charles A. Tipp, director of Christian services and associate professor of history and missions at Ontario Bible College, Toronto, has been elected president of the Evangelical Theological Society of Canada.

The Christian Century has named Stephen Rose to be an associate editor based in New York.

Prebendary Maurice A. P. Wood has been nominated the next Anglican bishop of the 900-year-old diocese of Norwich. A longtime contributing editor of CHRISTIANITY TODAY, Wood has been principal of Oak Hill Theological College in London for ten years. His appointment is the first granted to a conservative evangelical in many years. Billy Graham welcomed the news, saying, “I do not know any man in Great Britain more qualified to be a bishop in the Church of England.”

Dean M. Miller, 36, pastor of York Center Church of the Brethren in Lombard, Illinois, was elected moderator of the 190,000-member Church of the Brethren during its annual meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida, last month. He will serve in 1972–73.

A new group within the Christian Church (Disciples) called Disciples Concerned is working to make evangelism the top priority ...

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