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1901 Clarence A. Vincent, D. D. Figure Lectures: The Message of Lincoln to this Generation. The Man Behind the Gun. A Chapter in Faith. America and its Future. The Mission of the Beautiful. Management of The Mutual Lyceum Bureau, WOODLAWN, CHICAGO CLARENCE A. VINCENT. PREACHER LECTURER AUTHOR Dr. Clarence A. Vincent is a lecturer of unusual force, a preacher of power and an author of growing reputation. He is pastor of one of the largest churches in the Congregational body and in the College City of Galesburg. He has not sought an entrance into the lecture field but has been drawn into it by the public. He will give only two weeks each year to this work. He fills his lectures full of solid sense and brightens them with humorous turns. His style is simple and his spirit cheerful. He believes he has a message, and when he is through every one else believes it. In the city where he is pastor his church is crowded morning and evening. He has been in the lecture field only two years, but nine out of the eleven places which he visited on his last trip invited him back. He can meet the requirements of any course. He is in great demand for commencements and other occasions at Colleges and State Universities. PREACHER. Columbus, Ohio, State Journal: —A strong sermon, marked by strength of thought, simplicity and beauty of style, and spiritual insight and fervor. Fostoria, Ohio, Democrat: —No mistake was made in bringing Dr. Vincent here to close this representative gathering of Sunday School leaders. It was a noble address. Plymouth Weekly, Detroit: —Rev. C. A. Vincent, D. D., of Galesburg, Ill., preached an able sermon at the First Church on the text, And now Abideth. His theme was the continuance of faith in the midst of the change of thought and activity in these modern days. Dr. Vincent is an eloquent and convincing speaker. He is pastor of one of the largest churches in the denomination. The Treasury of Religious Thought, New York City: —This prominent magazine, after reviewing Dr. Vincent's life at some length, closed with this compact statement: The elements of his power are: 1. His vital preaching. 2. His love for others. 3. His pastoral tact. 4. His moral earnestness. 5. His executive skill. 6. His hopefulness and enthusiasm. 7. The subtle power of leadership. Sandusky, Ohio, Register: —Dr. Vincent's sermon at the eighth anniversary of the Soldiers' Home was strong and deeply interesting. * * * His points were urged eloquently and with illustrations that commanded the soldiers and citizens and made an abiding impression. His sermon and the address of General Gordon will make this day a red letter one in the history of the Home. Chicago Times-Herald: —Dr. C. A. Vincent's address last night was the most uplifting address of the meeting. It was brilliant in the truth it contained and in the interesting and effective way it was put. GALESBURG, ILL. To say of any pulpit orator that he is a great moral force in a considerable community, that his church is growing solidly and rapidly under his ministration, as is universally said of Clarence A. Vincent, is to grant him absolute sincerity, and profound conviction of the truth he teaches. The man, his message, and his oratory are one. Dr. Vincent speaks with the fervor of one who has a work to perform. His audiences are always moved by his inspiration, and each soul of them looks out upon life with renewed hope, and upon the tasks of life with greater courage. His is the gospel of noble living; and this is the fountain of the power of his oratory. ALBERT S. HUMPHREY, Dept. Oratory, Knox College. LECTURER. WARREN, ILL. Dr. Clarence A. Vincent's lecture on The Message of Lincoln to this Generation was a masterpiece of logic, was enlivened with bright hits and delivered with great force. I do not see how it could be improved. It is a grand lecture and is bound to be popular and do great good. J. C. STEEL, D. D. ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS, Sept. 1, 1902. I write to tell you how many words of praise and commendation I hear of Dr. Vincent's sermon at our Chautauqua, Sunday, Aug. 24. In the comparisons with other speakers of the same day and occasion, his share was much the largest, and I am sure its helpfulness will continue far into the future. The lecture on Lincoln was more than adequate and inspiring, and thrilled the large audience that gathered on Monday with a holy patriotism that was good to witness. I hope to have him here again soon. DANIEL LICHTY, President Rockford Chautauqua Assembly. ASHLEY, INDIANA. I have heard Dixon, Graves and the whole string of the successful lecturers, but Vincent certainly took the premium for strength of thought, simplicity of manner and the impression of delight and inspiration he left upon the attendants of our course. We want him next year to open our course. Rev. Earle Parker, President Lecture Association. Dr. Vincent's two lectures, given at our Assembly, were among the strongest and most popular ever given on our platform. Manager Chautauqua Assembly, East Epping, N. H. ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS. He made a great impression on us all. The lecture is strong and gracefully delivered, the voice pleasing and it is a delight to listen to him. JOHN THOMPSON, Pastor Centennial M. E. Church. Cleveland, Ohio:— Dr. Clarence A. Vincent is a man with a message for the hour and the ability to put it. His entrance into the lecture field has been a useful and brilliant one. MORGAN WOOD. Oberlin, Ohio, News: —The lecture of Dr. Clarence A. Vincent was one of the great addresses which the College and city have had. * * * He dealt with fundamental principles and present day questions in a profound way, with a simple yet artistic style, and with a keen wit. Toledo, Ohio, Blade: —Dr. C. A. Vincent's lecture last night at the Washington Street Church, on 'The Man Behind the Gun' struck twelve. It added fame to an already popular course. It had sense, argument, fun, and a simple style that was in its simplicity delightful. * * * This is his third lecture in the city. Come again. Hillsdale, Michigan, Collegian-Herald: —Rev. Clarence A. Vincent's lecture at the Washington's Birthday Service on 'America and Her Future Problems' was an eloquent, forcible and appropriate address. Dr. Vincent is a powerful lecturer. Milan, Ohio Advertiser: —Dr. Vincent's lecture was a soul-stirring address. * * * There was but one criticism—the lecture was too short. An hour and a half was soon gone. Sandusky, Ohio, Journal: —A great audience greeted Rev. C. A. Vincent at Trades Assembly Hall last night. It was a great address the Doctor gave and was punctured with frequent and enthusiastic applause. Saline, Michigan:— The lecture, 'The Man Behind the Gun,' by Dr. C. A. Vincent last night, under the auspices of the High School Lecture Course, was one of the very best delivered here. Bristling with epigrams tending to strengthen the many points of excellence for the ennobling of character in young and old the whole lecture was highly beneficial to every one who listened. Should the committee in charge be fortunate enough to secure Dr. Vincent again next year, he may be sure of a large and enthusiastic audience. F. J. TOOZE, Supt. of Schools and Chairman of Lecture Committee. Peoria, Ill., Star: —Dr. C. A. Vincent's lecture on America, at the Congregational Club last night, was an epoch in the history of that organization. Although the rain was pouring down men went home repaid for the drenching they received from the weather by the entertainment and inspiration they received from the lecture. ALBION, ILLINOIS, May 6, 1901. Our people were delighted with your lecture, The Man Behind the Gun. The complete mastery of your subject gave pleasure to your audience and made your speech a great power. Your words lead one to deeper insight into truth, and inspire him to nobler life. Your speech at the Institute chapel cannot be too highly commended. We were all highly pleased and hope you may come this way again soon. Very cordially yours, FRANK B. HINES, President Southern Collegiate Institute. Quincy, Michigan:— Dr. Clarence A. Vincent's lecture 'The Man Behind the Gun' was pronounced by every one to be the best thing on our course. It is an inspiring lecture and sends one home feeling that he has attended a feast of good things that will enrich and help him in every day life. F. E. KNAPP, Supt. of Schools and Chairman of Lecture Committee. Monmouth, Ill., Review: —The Public School teachers of this county will not soon forget the great plea of Dr. Vincent, of Galesburg, at their recent meeting. His appeals for character and patriotism were none the less convincing because they were lighted up with a humor that could not be misunderstood. Morning Star, Boston, Mass: —The sermon and lectures of Dr. Vincent were full of that tremendous moral earnestness that moves men. Hon. C. C. Nestlerode, President, Fostoria, Ohio:— Three years in succession Dr. C. A. Vincent has given the annual address of the District meeting, comprising six counties, of the Sunday School Workers. He is still the choice of the teachers. His addresses are eloquent with directness, with humorous turns, and with the moral earnestness that carries public audiences to conclusions. Dr. Miller said, on introducing Dr. Vincent at the Ohio State Christian Endeavor Convention last year: Although Dr. Vincent has given two addresses at former gatherings, the Endeavorers of the state feel that they cannot have a meeting without his message, so your officers have compelled him to come from the West to address this magnificent gathering to-night. AUTHOR. Rev. J. T. N. Brathwaite:— Some books are worthy of a place in every library, but some only of a place in the fire. The new work, 'Providence in America,' is one of the greatest of this greatest century of human history. Christian Advocate, Cincinnati:— Opportune, wide-viewed, positively moral. Mr. Vincent's little volumne deals with live issues, and is symptomatic of a true drift in the American pulpit. When all preachers shall preach as Mr. Vincent preaches, there will be more men in pews and fewer villians in the State House, Capital and Town Hall. Elsewhere the Western comments on a significant passage from the address on 'Providence in America's Present Perils.' President W. G. Ballantine:— I have read it with deep interest. In these stirring days, when the Nation seems waking up to a new consciousness of God's guidance, and of a world-wide mission, such a book is most timely. The startling facts and sublime motives presented in these pages call for the attention of every Christian patriot. It is a remarkable coincidence that this second clarion call to enlightened patriotisn should come from a successor of the author of 'Our Country,' in the pastorate of the same Sandusky church. Christian Advocate, N. Y. Many striking facts are brought together from widely different sources, and valuable and interesting statistics are made to speak with telling force. The reader is reminded of Dr. Josiah Strong's 'Our Country' beside which this little book is not unworthy to be placed. It is bravely optimistic in tone, while yet keenly alive to the gravity of the dangers before us and the crucial nature of the problems with which we shall be called upon in the near future to struggle. The chapters on America's future and the influences which are now determining it are full of stirring appeal to heart and conscience, and wise counsel vigorously and pertinently expressed.
|Title||Clarence A. Vincent, D. D|
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|Personal Name Subject||Vincent, Clarence A.|
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