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  • Rector, Kristi (2010-12-13)
    Meeting people at the intersection of the Scripture and the daily circumstances of life is what differentiates an effective preaching ministry from wasting people's time.
  • Bryant, Stephen D. (2010-12-13)
    The environment that best supports prayer is not the beauty of the outdoors or the quiet of a spiritual life center, but rather the relational environment of spiritual companionship that can be found close to home and ...
  • Hefferan, Judith (2010-12-16)
    While most of the poor live in urban areas, the percentage of people living in poverty is higher in rural areas. Poverty in urban areas is often geographically concentrated and, therefore, more visible. In many rural areas, ...
  • Weaver, Andrew J.; Stapleton, Carolyn L. (2010-12-13)
    This article selection deals with the socio-economic effects of gambling, and the addiction waiting to infect some participants. While minors can not legally participate in gambling activities in any state, the statistics ...
  • Hunt, Richard A. (2010-12-15)
    Although marriage successes are often overlooked and marriage failures are highlighted, this article presents six keys to expanding and implementing the vision of marriage and family for the pastor and congregation
  • Shepperd, Sandy (2010-12-13)
    When was the last time you called the congregation together for a time of prayer and fasting? Or we may take another turn and talk about the reasons for fasting. This article selection makes a very clear statement of the ...
  • Thompson, David (2010-12-13)
    We will do well to stake our faith in the cross and know that God is for us, that God loves us, and that Jesus died for us. We need not remain cut off from God when we are plunged into suffering. God met our deepest need ...
  • Crainshaw, Jill Y. (2010-12-16)
    Chapter 5 of Keep the Call. Mark's fast-paced, action-focused storytelling engages readers' imaginations in Mark 5. Voice topples on top of voice as Jesus climbs out of a boat and walks along this story's dusty street, and ...
  • Dunnam, Maxie (2010-12-13)
    What can be more important in the life of the minister than prayer? Our time with the Lord is an integral part of our ministry to others. And how can we minister to others if we don’t pray for them? Intercessory prayer ...
  • Walls, Jerry (2010-12-13)
    Walls outlines theodicy—God and justice—from three positions, i.e. free will, free choice and the cost of freedom. These positions bring an individual to a crossroads. Suffering and tragedy are part of life and everyone ...
  • Pearson, John; Kelly, Bob (2010-12-14)
    Ministerial compensation is often a difficult issue to discuss if it is discussed at all and unfortunately, as the authors point out, there is no web site you can go to get a perfect annual salary schedule prepared. It is, ...
  • Wheeler, Sondra Ely (2010-12-13)
    Crisis is never anticipated by the patient, the family, or the pastor. Families in the midst of turmoil seek the minister as a source of counsel and security.
  • Whitlock, Rod (2010-12-16)
    The author relates how his DS in Nebraska mentored young people called to ministry. First, he wanted every student called to full-time ministry to receive encouragement and a prayer of blessing from the previous generation ...
  • Busby, Daniel (2010-12-14)
    Daniel D. Busby in this article addresses the issues and intricacies of ministerial compensation. Helpful informative material is presented about such issues as comparative salaries in your locale, multiple-year compensation ...
  • Flloyd, Wayne Whitson (2010-12-16)
    Today's companies like Blackboard, Moodie, and Jenzabar have made course software intuitive to use and rich in features -- one doesn't have to be a computer expert to give it a try. Instead of having to download and install ...
  • Davidson, Victoria (2010-12-14)
    Funerals may be the final barrier to acceptance of women pastors. . Victoria Davidson refers the newness of her appointments as a new wineskin. Not only is she a new wineskin to the congregation she serves, she is a new ...
  • Vannoy, Karen; Flowers, John (2010-12-16)
    The servant relationship of the New Testament is meant to be lived out day to day in community, not occasionally as a one-night stand. We know how to give things to the poor but we do not know how to be in deep, mutual ...
  • Hackney, Lois (2010-12-16)
    Is sexual abuse a new problem to religious organizations? No, it is not new, but for many years people refused to believe that a person with a calling from God would engage in this kind of behavior and often these reports ...
  • Buckwater, H. Douglas (2010-12-13)
    Buckwalter presents several questions in dealing with Christology including a working definition. In seeking to clarify the issues he raises in the introductory questions, Buckwalter suggests several areas for investigation ...
  • Luce, Stuart (2010-12-15)
    This article describes how Pastor Stuart W. Luce preached at his own installation service and used the service as an excellent opportunity for evangelism ten list.

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