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A brief report to what is essentially a Board of Trustees. Notes eighteen funeral services, six weddings, three births, two hundred calls, forty days at conferences, five hundred and sixty-four letters, and more. Davis then notes a historical/philosophical observation and challenge. He observes that the "materialistic philosophy" that has reigned ascendant for a century and supported orthodox religion is waning. He states: "I throw that out as a direct challenge to you who are the custodians of the tradition of the forward looking liberal wing of the Puritan tradition. Back of all the statistics, back of all the day by day events in your life and mine, is the astounding fact that the sun is rising on a new day."

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always Earl Clement Davis, minister, Unitarianism, religion

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