Are pastors really qualified to counsel? What are the most important ingredients in good counseling? Who shouldn't you counsel? And what should you do about transference and countertransference? In this wide-ranging interview with Dr. Archibald D. Hart, Marilyn Thomsen touches on some of the most significant questions pastoral counselors can ask.
If you are in a leadership role, you are fair game for criticism. You can't escape it, but you can cope with it The author's Bible-based prescription for learning to handle the heat is designed to help you help yourself and your critics.
Cutting edges. Controversies. Challenges. Creative energies. They suggest exciting possibilities I Jesus handled them all well. The author of this Viewpoint suggests that in recent times our church has quite literally experienced mixed success in dealing with them. What do you think?
Should the church take a stand on the abortion question? Could it be that there is a moral issue involved.not only in what we say about abortion but in how we treat those who have to decide whether or not to have an abortion?
The work of the pastor may have changed somewhat during the fifty-eight years that MINISTRY has been published as a magazine, for clergy. But has what we should believe changed? We hope you wont think so after reading this article, which first appeared in January, 1928 our premier issue.