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  • 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.
  • Luce, Stuart (2010-12-13)
    Opportunities for evangelism and outreach are often present in unlikely situations. An installation service for a new pastor is not often thought of as an opportunity for evangelism but Pastor Stuart W. Luce shows that it ...
  • Nicholaou, Nick (2010-12-16)
    A pastor's time is one of his or her most valuable resources. Because it is finite (even pastors only get twenty-four hours in their day), it is important to choose a communication strategy that helps balance the demands ...
  • Johnson-Smith, Robert II (2010-12-13)
    Johnson-Smith presents six tools to apply to the pastoral walk.
  • Day, John N. (2010-12-16)
    How to Pray for Your Enemies by Praying Against Them.
  • Hamilton, Adam (2010-12-15)
    By conducting a congregational survey to identify specific topics for a sermon series, this article highlights the broad range of material derived from the survey as applied in sermons and counseling programs.
  • Sine, Tom (2010-12-16)
    Like the horrific September 11th terrorist attack four years earlier, the enormous catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina brought an immediate response of prayers and empathy from all over the world. In our own country, churches ...
  • Irby, Elizabeth (2010-12-15)
    Irby gives a very basic outline for one program of spiritual development for our congregations. Your role in the congregation provides the screen through which you will filter the information. She gives several suggestions ...

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