In This Issue...
- A Theology of Humor by Cheryl Taylor
- Ministering With Humor by Stephanie Nance
- Christian Leaders Having Fun? by Pam Morton with Kathy Jingling
- The Health Benefits of Humor and Laughter by Dwenda Gjerdingen, MD, MS
Women in Ministry - Jan/Feb 2009 Issue
The Word on the Street:
Integrating Current Issues and God's Word
As Christian leaders, the ultimate goal of our ministry in the Word is to help people practice biblical truth in their daily lives to get "the Word on the street," so to speak. Consequently, we must rise to the challenge (and work) of making sure that our teaching and preaching of God's Word is presented in a way that is relevant and meaningful; in short, in a manner that actually motivates people to apply the truths of Scripture to the real world.
Titus 1:1 teaches that Scripture is "the truth that leads to godliness."The truths of Scripture are something that we are to put on like clothes. Biblical truth is the wardrobe for the soul. We can't admire clothes in the closet but then leave them there. We must adorn ourselves with the truths of Scripture. The better equipped we are to help people adorn themselves with Truth in their daily lives, the more we will begin to see "the Word on the street." That's why this issue is dedicated to providing you with tools and resources to help you properly interpret Scripture, and then give practical suggestions for helping people apply it in real life.
Included in this issue:
- Interpreting the Word in Today's World by Dr. Amy S. Anderson
- The Word — Too Good to Encode by Rev. Juli Nelson
- Writing about the Word to the Street with Jodi Detrick
- Birthing the Sermon: Women Preachers on the Creative Process by Jana Childers, ed. Atlanta, GA: Chalice Press, 2001.
- Radically Unchurched: Who They Are — How to Reach Them by Alvin L. Reid. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Academic & Professional, 2002.
- Unchristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity â€¦ and Why It Matters by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2007.
- Cross Culture — Communicating Christ Clearly to a Secular World by Randy Hurst
- From Text to Sermon to People — Bridge Builders by Richard L. Dresselhaus
- Marketplace Preaching: How to Return the Sermon to Where it Belongs by Calvin Miller
- The Financial Crisis: A Good Thing? by Todd Rhoades
- Turning Down the Heat by David Kinnaman
- Was the Apostle Paul Seeker Sensitive? by Bob Cook