A Bit Ahead The Problem of Sin The Problem of Doubt The Problem of Ambition, or what is best worth while. . The Problem of Self-Mastery The Problem of Pain The Problem of Guidance The Problem of the Church The Problem of Questioned THings A BIT AHEAD Life is a school. There are hard sums to do; new words to learn, and new meanings of words; knotty problems to tug at and solve, solve partly and then a little more. Knowing some gives zest for more; and always there is more, and never an end. Dear Doctor Babcock sang, " Some day the bell will sound, Some day my heart will bound, As, with a shout That school is out And lessons done, I homeward run." Yet the day he thought of, while it brought rare delight in knowing and resting, was simply his entering upon an after-course in the Teacher's own room. These talks are about some of the problems of life. They touch only personal problems, and only a few of them, and only some parts of these. They touch only problems and the phases of them that have come up in my own schoolroom work. That has seemed best. The men who have helped me most have been those who let me draw near, and peer in, and see something of their own struggles and victories, the moist brow as they tugged, the hard breathing under stress, and the glory-light that came afterwards. All truth must go through the testing fire of one's own experience before it catches fire in others. I am still working at these problems; still in the laboratory. At times a wondrous quiet light steals in to make it clear where it was dark and bothersome. Always there is a sense of the great Teacher's presence, and the restful thought that He knows by contact with things down here. That light gives great joy, and that presence great peace. THE PROBLEM OF SIN The Law of Sin. Six Sides of Sin. Seven Facts about Sin. Unloosing the Demons of Sin. The Logical Result of Sin. The Sinless Man. The Open Life-door. Sin Needs Double Treatment.