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November 2008

 

Editorial: The past, present, and future--all part of our life

How do we deal with our past, present, and future?

 

Reaching the secular world

The church, which no longer has the kind of cultural support it once enjoyed, must now take its gospel message to this radically new world. How is this best accomplished?

 

A conversation with Jamaican pastors

Multichurch district pastors in Jamaica explain how they handle different ministry challenges.

 

Recognizing abuse for what it is: A personal story

Domestic violence is a crime that occurs far more often than most people realize. As hard as it may be to believe, it's probably happening in your church.

 

A theological approach to pastoral leadership today

Many myths exist in Christianity today focusing on what qualities pastors with good leadership skills possess. Find out what true pastoral leadership consists of from a theological perspective.

 

Bonhoeffer: A Christology for today

The words of this young theologian are as relevant today as they were when he first wrote and spoke them in the twentieth century.

 

The Joseph factor

Every age has had its own approach to the study and practice of leadership. For us as Christian leaders, our approach should begin with the Bible. The Word of God has more to offer on the subject of leadership than one would imagine. One way to focus on the biblical concept of leadership consists of studying the lives of its great men and women. This article features a study on the leadership lessons we may glean from the life of Joseph. Together they form what we may call the Joseph factor. The Joseph factor will cluster seven essential leadership skills and engage them with today's research on leadership. First, however, we should lay out our assumptions regarding how Scripture will be handled in our study.

 

  

 

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