The Preacher and His Audience
Both the preacher and his audience have responsibilities in the kingdom of Christ.
The Support of Gospel Preachers
Some preachers are pampered and unquestionably not worth what they make. On the other hand, there are others who simply are not treated fairly—consistent with the principle of the Golden Rule.
Paul, the Master Preacher
By observing the apostle Paul, Wendell Winkler identifies the traits that make a master preacher.
May a Minister “Opt Out” of Social Security?
Is it a violation of ethics for a minister to “opt out” of the Social Security program?
The Preacher’s Private Life: Study Habits
Our great need today is “prophets” — not promoters, pushers, psychologists, and pleasers. In this presentation, Wendell Winkler discusses the answer to this need — study.
Preparing to Preach
A Review of Recent Arguments for Women Preachers
Influenced by society, many are looking for New Testament authority for expanding the role of women in the body of Christ.
Dignity Without Ostentation
Does it matter how you dress? Should dress be appropriate to the occasion? Most in society feel that it should—within reason. Let’s talk about this for a moment.
Judges 4 – Deborah, the Woman Judge
Does Deborah’s service as a judge of Israel authorize leadership roles for women in the Lord’s church?
Paul’s Discourse to the Elders at Ephesus
As Paul concludes his third missionary journey, he pauses at Miletus to meet with the elders of the church in Ephesus. His words are filled with admonition and exhortation, and they contain many wonderful truths needed by today’s church. This month’s Feature deals with the apostle’s address.
What Is a Pastor?
It is not uncommon to hear religious people refer to a minister as “the pastor” of the church. There is no such thing as “the pastor” of a church. The term “pastor” is greatly abused in the community of Christendom.
Power of the Pen, The
Wayne Jackson reflects on his past and aspirations for the future, in this endeavor.
Are Preachers To Be Called “Reverend”?
Is the use of a clerical title, e.g., “Reverend,” “Father,” “Rabbi,” or “Doctor”—within the framework of religious service—consistent with the will of God? This week’s question discusses this issue.
Effective Bible Study — An Urgent Need For Everyone
If the church of today was a more studious body, she would not be plagued with as many problems as she now encounters. Knowledge is a powerful antidote to error. Let us return to the thrilling adventures within the Word of God.
Some Great Needs: An Interview with Wayne Jackson
Steve Lloyd is a respected gospel minister who edits an electronic journal, A Closer Look At Things Pertaining to the Faith. In a recent issue he interviewed Wayne Jackson regarding some of the needs in the church today. This is the text of that dialogue.
My People Are Destroyed for a Lack of Knowledge
Could Hosea’s assessment of Israel be applicable to the Lord’s people today?
The Role of Woman
There are those in the body of Christ who are clamoring that women must throw off the yoke of male domination and claim their rightful place in the Lord’s kingdom.
Woman’s Role in the Church
Does the Bible teach that there are different roles for men and women in the scheme of God’s plan for the church?
The Christian and Bribery
Biblical ethics would never allow the faithful Christians to engage in practices commonly known as bribery.
The Elders’ Duty of Watchfulness
Watchfulness over the flock is one of the most serious responsibilities of the eldership.