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David C. Jarnes

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Articles by David C. Jarnes

In praise of guilt (November 1984)

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.

How to feel thankful (November 1985)

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?

By whose authority? (July 1985)

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.

Better than power over Satan (July 1989)

"Do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you."

Deciding about abortion (February 1989)

We were able to discover a number of areas on which most of us agreed.

Olson discusses the Veltman study (December 1990)

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.

May a Christian be angry? (May 1990)

Many Christians fear anger, denying that they feel it and suppressing it when they can't avoid it.

Religion promotes health (March 1990)

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.

Fewer pastors, more converts? (August 1991)

Statistics from a recent report seem to indicate that less pastoral supervision means more members drop out.

Do we worship a seventeenth-century God? (April 1991)

Modern translations and the King James Version.

Evolution confronts Christianity (May 1984)

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.

Did Matthew twist Scripture? (July 1984)

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.
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