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November 1996


Editorial: Are you ready to quit?

The Lord God is your hiding place! Jesus will not allow the evil one to destroy the good work He has begun in you.


A practical theology of ordination

An interpretive model of ordination from the New Testament data.


A cry from the valley of death

A young man talks frankly about what it means to experience the agonies of homosexuality and AIDS


Christians and the homosexual

What do real Christians do when confronted with a spiritually fallen world?


Ten commandments for improving pastoral marriage counseling

Useful techniques for marriage counseling


Do you pray for gays?

When the prayer ended, tears welled up and overflowed. Softly he said, "No one ever did that for me before."


Homosexuality: establishing a Christian backdrop for pastoral care

What are some of the issues underlying care for the homosexual in your congregation?


A homosexual in my congregation?

How should a church extend its ministry to the homosexual in its midst?


Compassion---an alternative lifestyle

A candid view of homosexuality suggesting courageous ways of pastoring homosexual people.


Without a smile

The image of Chelsey Thomas was enough to demand my attention, though I had intended only to browse the headlines on the evening news. She was only 8 years old. At first glance she seemed rather ordinary. Ordinary, that is, until she tried to smile. Chelsey was born without the muscles that make that simple facial gesture possible.




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