Articles by J. David Newman
Our church has become a large enterprise. Is the commitment of the church's employees to its mission based primarily on material or spiritual values? Does the church need an annual priority audit?
What happens when a conference changes its departmental system? Is the church ready for another 1901 reorganization? Ohio is experimenting with innovative ways to complete the work God has given it.
If there is a clash in interpretation between science and the Bible, which takes precedence?
How many times have I counseled a friend to remember that there are always two sides to a dispute? And how many times have I been sure that my side was the only right side?
Report of a recent meeting of the North American Division Church Finance and Employee Remuneration Task Force.
Are some standards absolute and some cultural? Do we need to change some standards?
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The word "celebration" has become a naughty (wicked! bad! evil!) word in Adventist circles. It constitutes, for many, the new buzzword for expressing displeasure with almost any change in church worship practice.
The Folkenbergs speak out on their dreams for the church and share their priorities.
A review of the 1991 Annual Council meeting in Perth, Australia.
There are benefits to home schooling
How can Adventist health institutions contribute to Global Strategy? Do they still have a role?
Explaining the relationship of the new birth to justification.
Are the celebration churches bringing Pentecostalism into the Adventist Church? Should the church allow this style of worship?
Is there room for mavericks in the church? Can the church-with its structure, its policies, its rules, its committees-tolerate nonconformists?
On the purpose of worship.
Ways to go about changing the status quo in your church without being changed for another pastor.
Our reports may be factual but slanted and even misleading.
The 1992 Annual Council, held at the General Conference headquarters, saw a major departure from past practice.
If you want to start a discussion in a church group just mention the word "standards,"and everyone will have an opinion.
Quotations from Ellen G. White
An open letter from the editor of Ministry to the General Conference President
For several years the Adventist Church has had a committee wrestling with the abortion question. It has now formulated a suggested statement which will be presented to the 1992 Annual Council. Should the church vote a statement? What authority should it have?
A recent study of more than 12,000 Seventh-day Adventist young people found that 81 percent of them believe that they "must live by God's rules in order to be saved."
Floyd Bresee, association secretary for the past seven years, announced his retirement effective August 31, 1992.
Has the president changed his views since the publication of his article on church structure three years ago?
"The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists reaffirms its historic stand for temperance principles, policies, and programs as set forth in the Bible, the Spirit of Prophecy, and past General Conference actions, upholding abstinence as a commitment of each member.
I became uneasy when he suggested that there are no such things as absolutes.
We should worship god with both our mind and our emotions.
What is servant leadership? How does it differ from other styles of leadership?
We will need to take a fresh look at our abortion guidelines in the light of these principles.
Is our church growth flawed? Are we preaching the pure gospel? Should we revise the 27 fundamental beliefs?
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Martin Weber is the new associate editor of Ministry Magazine
An interview with Alfred C. McClure, president of the North American Division, by J. David Newman, editor of Ministry
Love wins most arguments.
Most people are about as happy as they choose to be.
These four articles represent four significant segments within the church today.
John Stott's basic primer on Christianity.
How does the work of pastors during the week differ from their work on Sabbath? How is Sabbath a rest day for them?
The prohibition against an Adventist minister performing the wedding ceremony between an Adventist and a non-Adventist has long been church practice. This tradition has assumed the force of policy even though it has never been officially voted.
Integrity is the most precious resource a leader can possess.
The Lord would rather have His beloved Laodiceans angry and enlightened than lukewarm and needing eyesalve.
The appointment of James Cress as the new secretary of the Ministerial association.
Should you get excited about the Year of the Pastor?
The appointment of three special assistant editors to meet the diverse needs of the Ministry readership
One cannot believe in the cross and evolution at the same time.
J. David Newman writes his farewell editorial.
Solving the world's most important question lays the foundation for solving all life's problems.
Love is Christ's identifying mark.
We must obey God's church, even when painful.
What one word summarizes the essence of salvation?
Exploring three basic components of the devotional God