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July 1985

 

Editorial: In search of an image

 

Recommended Reading

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Equal or fair?

Have you ever wondered how to make your children feel special without being accused of unequal treatment? Is it possible that 'equal' ' treatment is often unfair?

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The future of MINISTRY

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By whose authority?

As pastors our responsibility is to preach the word--but whose word? The tendency to substitute personal authority and interesting stories flies in the face of Jesus' example on the way to Emmaus.

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Alcoholism—a pastoral challenge

Is your church prepared to help alcoholics come forward and find healing? Are you as a pastor able to confront this menace? Or would you prefer that all alcoholics remain anonymous? This how-to article will help you face the problem and help the sufferers.

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Temptations of a virtuous pastor

We know that pastors can be tempted by power, lust, and the love of money. But can our desire to be gracious, caring, positive, and loving also bring temptations?

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Being organized isn't all that efficient!

If you've despaired of ever being the "organized pastor, " take heart! In the midst of the efficiency experts and time management people, a lone voice speaks up in praise of a little creative clutter. In fact, the author suspects that some of the conventional organizational wisdom is actually counterproductive. Here are the things you'll never hear in a management seminar.

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Ah, storytime!

When the Lord said, " Suffer the little children to come unto me," He didn't mean that storytime in church should be an insufferable tedium. You wont find Gerald Paul's story of stories to be such either.

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More than silver

This article points out that while stewardship includes fund-raising and other money matters, it "comes most sharply to focus in the Christian s daily work when he views it as divine vocation." Stewardship has implications for both the Christian s choice of his vocation and his performance of it.

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Christian Sabbath: New Testament evidence

In the Old Testament the Sabbath signified rest, liberation, and future Messianic redemption. The New Testament portrays Jesus' claim to bring to fruition these meanings. And it gives evidence of the importance of Sabbathkeeping in the early Christian churches.

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Danger in the day care

Do you know what the law says you should do if you suspect child abuse or molestation? The author of this article didn't, and it led to some time spent on the wrong side of the bars at the local jail His story and suggestions can help you avoid the same problem.

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Church fund-raising

How can a church raise the funds for its ministry without resorting to human pressure or guilt-inducing tactics? You will be amazed at this simple but powerful plan.

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