DR. PHILIP W. McLARTY retired from the pulpit after 40 years active ministry in both United Methodist and Presbyterian churches. He continues to preach on request. He is a graduate of Perkins School of Theology in Dallas (M.Th., D.Min) and the author of two books, The Children, Yes (1981) and Seasons of the Christian Family (1988), both published by Discipleship Resources, Nashville, Tennessee.