The members of the Young Men's Christian Association were fortunate in listening to a short talk from the Rev. Brooke Herford last evening. Dr. Herford spoke on the excitement and passion of the times into which Christ was born. The Jews were looking forward eagerly to the coming of a
Messiah who should lead Judea on to the position that was then held by Rome. The Jews thoroughly hated Rome and had a firm conviction that their Messiah would be a king of war to lift them above their rival. It was into this world of violent passion that the calm character of Christ came, Dr. Herford advised a careful study of this interesting history, recommending Haustath's New Testament Times.