Edwin Luther Copeland was Professor of Missions. In this chapel service, Copeland speaks on the irreplaceable value of intellectual courage, open-mindedness, and love when addressing an increasingly relativistic culture.
The service begins with the reading of Psalm 1:1-2 (00:00-00:30) and of Matthew 6:2-13 (00:31-02:18), along with prayer (02:19-03:17). This is the final of 3 sermons on the Lord’s Prayer by Dr. Ernest Mayfield Ligon. Dr. Ligon was the Director of the Character Research Project at Union College in Schenectady, NY (03:18-09:16). Singing follows these opening words (09:17-12:07). He begins by telling a checkers story to illustrate that sometimes we change the rules of the game in order that we will win or to suit ourselves (12:08-16:27). Most days, we statistically face two courses: that of courage and that of safety, the more advantageous of the two being the path of courage (16:28-34:48). He ends in prayer (34:49-38:02), and the service ends with the singing of the end of the Lord’s Prayer (38:03-38:47).