Articles by J. David Newman
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.
An open letter from the editor of Ministry to the General Conference President
The 1992 Annual Council, held at the General Conference headquarters, saw a major departure from past practice.
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?
How can Adventist health institutions contribute to Global Strategy? Do they still have a role?
A review of the 1991 Annual Council meeting in Perth, Australia.
I became uneasy when he suggested that there are no such things as absolutes.
Martin Weber is the new associate editor of Ministry Magazine
Floyd Bresee, association secretary for the past seven years, announced his retirement effective August 31, 1992.
How does the work of pastors during the week differ from their work on Sabbath? How is Sabbath a rest day for them?
Exploring three basic components of the devotional God
John Stott's basic primer on Christianity.
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?
Explaining the relationship of the new birth to justification.
Integrity is the most precious resource a leader can possess.
We should worship god with both our mind and our emotions.
Ways to go about changing the status quo in your church without being changed for another pastor.
J. David Newman writes his farewell editorial.
Has the president changed his views since the publication of his article on church structure three years ago?
Is our church growth flawed? Are we preaching the pure gospel? Should we revise the 27 fundamental beliefs?
Most people are about as happy as they choose to be.
There are benefits to home schooling
These four articles represent four significant segments within the church today.
We will need to take a fresh look at our abortion guidelines in the light of these principles.
If there is a clash in interpretation between science and the Bible, which takes precedence?
Are the celebration churches bringing Pentecostalism into the Adventist Church? Should the church allow this style of worship?
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?
"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.
Is there room for mavericks in the church? Can the church-with its structure, its policies, its rules, its committees-tolerate nonconformists?
The Lord would rather have His beloved Laodiceans angry and enlightened than lukewarm and needing eyesalve.
Quotations from Ellen G. White
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.
An interview with Alfred C. McClure, president of the North American Division, by J. David Newman, editor of Ministry
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.
Help keep the PREACH program going
If you want to start a discussion in a church group just mention the word "standards,"and everyone will have an opinion.
Love wins most arguments.
The Folkenbergs speak out on their dreams for the church and share their priorities.
What one word summarizes the essence of salvation?
What is servant leadership? How does it differ from other styles of leadership?
Our reports may be factual but slanted and even misleading.
The appointment of three special assistant editors to meet the diverse needs of the Ministry readership
Are some standards absolute and some cultural? Do we need to change some standards?
Report of a recent meeting of the North American Division Church Finance and Employee Remuneration Task Force.
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."
One cannot believe in the cross and evolution at the same time.
On the purpose of worship.
We'll pay $500 for the qualifying articles we judge to be best*
Love is Christ's identifying mark.
Solving the world's most important question lays the foundation for solving all life's problems.
Should you get excited about the Year of the Pastor?
We must obey God's church, even when painful.