Articles by David C. Jarnes
From the Editors
"Do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you."
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.
We were able to discover a number of areas on which most of us agreed.
The New Testament freely refers to and quotes the Old, finding in the Old Testament the authority for the claims it makes about Jesus. Some of these usages are problematic. Does the New Testament "proof-text" the Old? Does it disregard context? We can grow in our understanding of the New Testament's message by recognizing how it is using the Old Testament.
Modern translations and the King James Version.
The following article begins with a look at what constitutes the evolutionary theory, indicates the inconsistency of the principles underlying it with the basic principles of Christianity, and then discusses how it relates to some of the Christian doctrines.
Statistics from a recent report seem to indicate that less pastoral supervision means more members drop out.
God appreciates our gratitude in return for what He has done for us. But false gratitude may be evasive, and demands for gratitude are often manipulative. How can we cultivate genuine, spontaneous gratitude?
In this age, guilt has acquired a bad reputation. But more often than not it functions positively, helping preserve societal and personal relationships, and highlighting our need of God.
Many Christians fear anger, denying that they feel it and suppressing it when they can't avoid it.
Robert W. Olson reflects on the Veltman study of The Desire of Ages and, more broadly, on our understanding and use of Ellen White's writings in general.
Two articles in the October 1989 Psychology Today reminded me again of the strong link between one's mental state and one's physical health.