By Howard Eyrich. A necessary component in understanding aging is the demythologization of our cultural folklore about “old people.” Demythologization is a fancy way of saying that is important to investigate current assumptions about aging in our society and compare them with the facts. Furthermore, it means that our individual and collective behavior must be adjusted to the facts.
By Matsu Crawford. The process of growing old has been going on since the first living thing appeared on Planet Earth. We should look upon it as a natural, inevitable process.
By Lee Taylor. It never fails! Just at the moment when the world adopts something from the church arena, we back away from it! Today we back away from the word “laity.”
By Lee Taylor. Godly men and women are complex resources. They are definitely underutilized! But we must be careful with that term or we quickly buy into the prevailing world view.
By Dr. Nelson Perret. Familiarity with a subject often leads to a very superficial understanding of reality. It is important that Christians take time to reflect upon the emotional and physical suffering involved in the crucifixion.
By Lee Taylor. Sometimes we can look at our work as being closely aligned with one of the great attributes of God or one of the names used in the Bible to refer to who He is. Sometimes it is easier to link our work to what He does. In our daily work, we each see unique facets of God’s character and of His great works.
By Bryan Chapell. Like the headlight of a train piercing the foggiest night, God’s vision penetrates the darkness we face. He sees the problems. He knows the pain. Year after year the Easter train comes. Each time it passes it roars anew Christ’s victory and our hope.
By Michael F. Ross. Careful study of the history of revivals and the Book of Acts in particular, will show us that prayer-partnership in prayer-is the seedbed of revival. History will also show that preachers-the clergymen-have so often been used by God to usher in revivals. Naturally, then, pastors should today be leading in a partnership of prayer.
By Frank Barker. How seriously should we take prayer requests? If Jesus made a prayer request of you as he did of the three, would you take it seriously? Jesus said, “Inasmuch as you did it unto one of the least of these rny brethren, you did it unto me.”
By Kathryn Farris. They have dared to step out of the cultural mold to reach neighbors, friends and acquaintances with the message of salvation.