Fisher Humphries was Professor of Theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In this message, Humphries speaks on the subject of sanctification and spiritual formation, drawing from 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24. He focuses especially on the role of the church in this process, and a significant portion of his time explores the current state of the Southern Baptist Convention and its relation to Liberal Protestantism, Fundamentalism, and Evangelicalism.
Dr. William Willimon was Minister to the University and Professor of the Practice of the Christian Ministry at Duke University in Durham (N.C.). The subject of this message was "The Church and the World: For, not Of." In this message, Willimon addresses the relationship of the church to politics in America, social work, and morality. In particular, Willimon offers his appraisal of the Moral Majority movement in the United States.