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Mission: Vol. 20, No. 11 May 1987

Mission: Vol. 20, No. 11

Mission

Mission: Vol. 20, No. 11. The articles in this issue include: "Preparation for Pentecost" by Bonnie McCarson, "Worship: Praise or Utility?" from the Editor, "The Missing Jewel of the Evangelical Church" by James F. White, and "Old Hymns and Other Exposed Nerves" by Jack Boyd. BOOKS: "Great Songs of the Church (Jack Boyd)" reviewed by Reid Lancaster. A WORD FOR OUR TIMES: "Race Relations: A Polyfocal Conspectus" by Michael D. Gose, "The Mutilated Chapter" by Norman L. Parks, and "Walls and Waves" by Chuck Bryant. "Billy's Gone Again" by Don Willerton, "Wrestling With God" by Laurence C. Keene, "Person ...


Mission: Vol. 20, No. 10 Apr 1987

Mission: Vol. 20, No. 10

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Mission: Vol. 20, No. 10. The articles in this issue include: "'And so farewell...'" from the Editor, "A Reflection on the Life of Ray F. Chester (Eulogy)" by Victor L. Hunter, "The Lamb of God (hymn)" by George Ewing, "Words: An Easter Reflection (Poem)" by Georges P. Carillet, "A Resurrection Day Prayer" by Charles Boatman, "In the Garden (Fiction)" by David Henderson, "A Bittersweet Brokenness (Communion Meditation)" by Wilma C. Buckner, "The Beatitudes: Are They For Us? Part III" by Bill Love, "Surrender Beyond the Rules" by Larry M. James, and "Grandmother and the Hobos" by Richard J. Richardson. A ...


Mission: Vol. 20, No. 9 Mar 1987

Mission: Vol. 20, No. 9

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Mission: Vol. 20, No. 9. The articles in this issue include: "More Chaff Than Wheat" from the Editor, "A Message to Our Readers" from the Editor, "The Road More Traveled: How the Churches of Christ Became a Denomination" by Don Haymes, "Pilgrimage of a Congregation" by R. Lanny Hunter, "Our Common Past" by Michael Weed, "The Beatitudes: Are They For Us (Part II)" by Bill Love, "Doctrinal Reflections: Getting In Touch With The Spirit" by Lynn E. Mitchell, Jr., "Church Leadership Today: Elders Who Are Servant Shepherds" by Tom Langford, "The Face of Ministry: 'Reading Religiously'--A Long and Honorable ...


Mission: Vol. 20, No. 8 Feb 1987

Mission: Vol. 20, No. 8

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Mission: Vol. 20, No. 8. The articles in this issue include: "The Christian Alcoholic" from the Editor, "Confronting Chemical Dependency in Your Youth" by Larry Hart, "Alcoholics Anonymous: Getting Acquainted" by Patty Paludan, "A Short History of Alcoholics Anonymous" by Larry Hart, "Living With an Alcoholic: The Spouse's Perspective" a Mission Interview, "I'm a Sinner" by Gene Shelburne, "The Beatitudes: Are They For Us? (Part I)" by Bill Love, and "20th Anniversary Reflections" by Cecil May, Jr., Hope Richardson, and George P. Carillet. A WORD FOR OUR TIMES: "A Community of Memory" by Shaun Casey, "The Power of ...


Mission: Vol. 20, Nos. 6 And 7 Dec 1986

Mission: Vol. 20, Nos. 6 And 7

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Mission: Vol. 20, Nos. 6 and 7. The articles in this issue include: "Herod's Swords" from the Editor, "Merry Christmas" by Bill Jenkins, "Unto Us a Child" by Jay Treat, "The Face of Ministry: The Surprised, Surprising Christ" by Elmer Prout, "The Bethlehem Experience" by Robert W. Shaw, "Welcome to Bethlehem Ephratha: Excerpt from 'The Bethlehem Experience,'" and "A 20th Anniversary Reflection: The Sound and the Fury" by Victor L. Hunter. A WORD FOR OUR TIMES: "Getting Ready for Christmas" by David A. Sampson, "Getting to the Root of Pornography" by Bill Love, "'Unto the least of these....'" by ...


Mission: Vol. 20, No. 5 Nov 1986

Mission: Vol. 20, No. 5

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Mission: Vol. 20, No. 5. The articles in this issue include: "Thanksgiving: 1986" from the Editor, "Burn-Out and the Fire That Consumes" by Ron Durham, "Watching the Service or Experiencing Kononia?" by Steven L. McKenzie, "A 20th Anniversary Reflection: Now, More Than Ever, We Need Mission!" by Richard Hughes, "Books" by Bruce L. Edwards, Jr., Book Review Editor, "Surrender" by William T. Stewart. A WORD FOR OUR TIMES: "Floods: Who Is Responsible for Our Misfortunes?" by Bob Johnson, "Idol Worship: The Tragedy of Separation" by George L. Brown, "What is Helping?" by Jan Randolph, and "Has the Essence Been Retrieved ...


Mission: Vol. 20, No. 4 Oct 1986

Mission: Vol. 20, No. 4

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Mission: Vol. 20, No. 4. The articles in this issue include: "Leadership Today" from the Editor, "A Modest Proposal" by Robert M. Randolph, "Church Leadership Today: Patterns for Congregational Leadership in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)" by Anthony L. Dunnavant, "The Crying Need" by Carl Ketcherside, "Paths to Unity: What Do We More Than They?" by Ken Cameron, and "The Face of Ministry 'A Band-Aid, a Hug, and a Bowl of Soup'" by Terence Johnson. A WORD FOR OUR TIMES: "Reflections on Chernobyl" by Patrick H. Garner, "The Pulsating Plum" by Ben Boothe, "Tranquility Interrupted" by Larry James, and ...


Mission: Vol. 20, No. 3 Sep 1986

Mission: Vol. 20, No. 3

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Mission: Vol. 20, No. 3. The articles in this issue include: "Pot-Banging" from the Editor, "'It's Not Easy Bein' Green'" by Ray Chester, "His Lord's Reply" by George Ewing, "Living by Grace...Together" by Larry James, "Some Common Myths Regarding Suicide," "The Real Restoration Movement" by Thomas A. Langford, "The Birth of Mission" by Walter E. Burch, "The Good News of Sonship" by Bob Douglas, and "Getting to Know Us: The Mission Family." A WORD FOR OUR TIMES: "What Kind of Church Will God Secure?" by Mike Sanders, "A Servant's Heart" by Diana Caillouet, "The Black Kettle ...


Mission: Vol. 20, Nos. 1 And 2 Jul 1986

Mission: Vol. 20, Nos. 1 And 2

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Mission: Vol. 20, Nos. 1 and 2. The articles in this issue include: "A Thread of Faith" from the Editor, "Coping With Change In Religious Belief: Genesis and Overview" by Herbert A. Marlowe, Jr., "On Not Jumping Without a Parachute: Transitions, Tensions and Traumas of Active Faith" by Kathy J. Pulley, "Coping When Different" by Dwayne D. Simmons, "Changing Without Leaving" by Mary Lou Walden, "Dear Diary: Snapshots of Transition" by Diana Caillouet, PERSONAL RESPONSES TO EDITOR'S REQUEST: "We Have Chosen to Stay" by Larry and Jacquelyn Floyd, and "God is Bigger Than The Problems" by Everett and Helen ...


Mission: Vol. 19, No. 12 Jun 1986

Mission: Vol. 19, No. 12

Mission

Mission: Vol. 19, No. 12. The articles in this issue include: "From the Editor," "The Most Important Hour in the Life of the Church" by Paul Magee and Gary Duke, "The Battle" by Ken Cameron, "Seeing With the Eyes of an Eagle: Dealing with Disappointment" by Gene Hartman, A WORD FOR OUR TIMES: "A Small Book in a White Box; Memories" by Karen Sampson, "Space Shuttle America" by Ben B. Boothe, and "Sister Ethylwyn" by John Whitfield. "Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry: Building Bridges of Understanding" by R. Scott Colglazier, "Forum," "Constitutional Issues in the Appeal of the Collinsville Church of ...


Mission: Vol. 19, No. 11 May 1986

Mission: Vol. 19, No. 11

Mission

Mission: Vol. 19, No. 11. The articles in this issue include: "You Are Cordially Invited" from the Editor, "Nobody Ought to Know What Starving Is Like" by Edwin S. Gleaves, "Wisdom: The Craftsman at God's Side" by Michael V. Houston, "Who's In Charge?--The Courts Decide" by Norman Parks, A WORD FOR OUR TIME: "The Breath of Christ's Love" by Lynn E. Mitchell, Jr., "When Life Becomes Too Much To Bear" by John D. Madison, "A British Patriarch" by Thomas A. Langford, "Mission and the Church: Suffer the Little Children" by Carolyn K. Mitchell, BOOKS: "A Holy ...


Mission: Vol. 19, No. 10 Apr 1986

Mission: Vol. 19, No. 10

Mission

Mission: Vol. 19, No. 10. The articles in this issue include: "In Memoriam: The Challenger" from the Editor, "Lamentation for the Challenger Seven" by Gary R. Willis, "'If You Are the Son of God...' The Temptations of Jesus" by Robert E. Seymour, "'Flaming Swords' Or the Flame of the Lord?" by Bonnie Bowman Thurston, "Separation" by Ken Cameron, "The Power of Forgiving Love: Joseph and His Brothers" by Richard T. Owen, A WORD FOR OUR TIME: "Feeding on the Wind" by John W. Smith, "Whose Forty-Four Hours a Week?" by Gary D. Tallaferro, "The Universal Longing For Peace" by Edward ...


Mission: Vol. 19, No. 9 Mar 1986

Mission: Vol. 19, No. 9

Mission

Mission: Vol. 19, No. 9. The articles in this issue include: "Glimpses of Transformation" from the Editor, "The Ethics of Church Politics" by Ron Highfield, RESPONSES TO "The Ethics of Church Politics": "Let's Make a Quantum Leap" by Paul Magee, "Can Church Politics be Ethical?" by John Mark Hicks, "A Paean to Politics?" by M. L. Pat Ball. "Bowing Down or Burning Up" by John W. Smith, "Was the Holocaust a Misdemeanor?" by A. J. Hoover, "Doctrinal Reflections: Getting in Touch with the Spirit" by Lynn E. Mitchell, Jr., A WORD FOR OUR TIME: "Between Dust and Glory" by ...


Mission: Vol. 19, No. 8 Feb 1986

Mission: Vol. 19, No. 8

Mission

Mission: Vol. 19, No. 8. The articles in this issue include: "What is Mission" from the Editor, "Let My People Go" by Paul Watson, "Where is God When You Need Him?" by Prentice A. Meador, Jr., "Doctrinal Reflections: The Spirit at Work" by Lynn E. Mitchell, Jr., "The Professional Ministry" by Larry Hart, "God's Magic" by C. Leonard Allen, A WORD FOR OUR TIME: "Backwards to the Future" by Bruce L. Edwards, "A Word of Encouragement" by Mary Sue Black, "Mission and the Church" by Robert M. Randolph, and "Forum."


Mission: Vol. 19, No. 7 Jan 1986

Mission: Vol. 19, No. 7

Mission

Mission: Vol. 19, No. 7. The articles in this issue include: "In this Issue" from the Editor, "Ethical Dilemmas for the Physician" by Quinton H. Dickerson, Jr., "Is the Fetus a Person--According to the Bible?" by Roy Bowen Ward, "The Fetus, Personhood, and the Biblical Witness" by John D. Hannah, A WORD FOR OUR TIME: "Justice and the Christian Life" by Dwayne D. Simmons, "Do You Enjoy the Trip?" by John Wright, "Memos from the Boss" by Bob Burgess, "Mission and the Church" by Robert M. Randolph, "When Brother Takes Brother to Court" by Angela Laird and Jerry Butler, and ...


Missin: Vol. 19, No. 6 Dec 1985

Missin: Vol. 19, No. 6

Mission

Mission: Vol. 19, No. 6. The articles in this issue include: "Unto You a Child is Born" from the Editor, "John" by George Ewing, "God in Our Arena" by Frank C. Perry, "When the Time Was Ripe" by Leroy Garrett, "Going Home for Christmas" by Robert E. Seymour, "Seasons" by William T. Stewart, "Missing" by C. Leonard Allen, "Intellectual Pursuits in Our Colleges" by Robert M. Randolph, "Getting to Know Us" the Editor, "Doctrinal Reflections: Restorationism: The Past and the Future" by Lynn E. Mitchell, Jr., BOOKS: "Reason and Imagination in C. S. Lewis: A Study of Till We Have ...


Mission: Vol. 19, No. 5 Nov 1985

Mission: Vol. 19, No. 5

Mission

Mission: Vol. 19, No. 5. The articles in this issue include: "Welcome Trials as Friends?" from the Editor, "The Thankfulness That Comes From Contentment" by David A. Sampson, "Good News! Celebration!" by Robert M. Randolph, "Thoughts on the Role of the Christian Scholar" by William B. Adrian, "Forum," "Response to 'Thoughts on the Role of the Christian Scholar'" by Kathy J. Pulley, "Doctrinal Reflections on the Mission of the Churches of Christ" by Lynn E. Mitchell, Jr., "President Reagan and V-E Day Plus Forty Years in Germany" by Richard V. Pierard, and "Opinion/Response."


Mission: Vol. 19, No. 4 Oct 1985

Mission: Vol. 19, No. 4

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Mission: Vol. 19, No. 4. The articles in this issue include: "Communion" by Bill Jenkins, "For Whom Does the Bell Toll?" from the Editor, "The Church in the Modern World: An Interview with John R. W. Stott" by David A. Sampson, "The Challenge of the Gospel in Nicaragua" by John Stam, "Doctrinal Reflections: Church as Pilgrim People" by Lynn E. Mitchell, Jr., "Remembering Another's History" by R. Scott Colglazier, "Sounds" by Ken Cameron, "The Dangers of Christian Education" by Michael Gose, BOOKS: "Building a Religious Library: Ninth in a Series: The Integration of Psychology and Theology" by Stephen H ...


Mission: Vol. 19, Nos. 2 And 3 Aug 1985

Mission: Vol. 19, Nos. 2 And 3

Mission

Mission: Vol. 19, Nos. 2 and 3. The articles in these issues include: "Horizons" by R. Larry Hunter, "Getting to Know Us" from the Editor, "Asking the Unpopular Questions" from the Editor, "Mission Board Meets" by Edward G. Holley, "Have We Overcome? Reflections from a White Perspective" by Larry James, "Have We Overcome? Reflections from a Black Perspective" by John Whitley, "Meeting the Mission Board," "Television and the Teaching of the Church" by Melinda Worley, "The Christian Response to Television" by Mike Sanders, "SOS" by William T. Stewart, "Doctrinal Reflections: The Eschatological Community" by Lynn E. Mitchell, Jr., "An Open ...


Mission: Vol. 19, No. 1 Jul 1985

Mission: Vol. 19, No. 1

Mission

Mission: Vol. 19, No. 1. The articles in this issue include: "Transcending Nuclear Fear" from the Editor, "Black Hole" by George Ewing, "The Challenge of Peace: God's Promise and Our Response" by Larry James, "The Nuclear Threat: Human Helplessness and Divine Power" by J. Robert Ross, "Clouds" by William T. Stewart, "The Shalom: It's Biblical Meaning" by Vicki and Brian Ritts, "Thoughts on Visiting the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial" by Edward G. Holley, "Doctrinal Reflections: Life Beyond Death" by Lynn E. Mitchell, Jr., "Forum," "The Restoration Movement on the Pacific Slope" by Laurence C. Keene ...


Mission: Vol. 18, No. 12 Jun 1985

Mission: Vol. 18, No. 12

Mission

Mission: Vol. 18, No. 12. The volume is mislabeled as Vol. 18, No. 6. The articles in this issue include: "Ought Against My Sister" by Latayne C. Scott, "Christ in You" from the Editor, "One Plus One Equals One" by Dan Stone, "Doubt" by Bill Jenkins, "Herman Hesse's Quest for Meaning in Siddhartha and Magister Ludi" by Roy Wllbern, "Doctrinal Reflections: The Pain of Creation/Redemption" by Lynn E. Mitchell, Jr., "Tremors" by Chuck Bryant, "The Invitation" by Ken Cameron, "Authoritarian Leadership and Its Consequences: Brown V. Gipson" by Norman Parks, "Thus, The Cross" by Bert Mercer, "Forum," "Index ...


Mission: Vol. 18, No. 11 May 1985

Mission: Vol. 18, No. 11

Mission

Mission: Vol. 18, No. 11. The articles in this issue include: "The Readers' Seminar" from the Editor, "Science and Values: Critique of a Heritage" by Neal Buffaloe, "Science and Faith: Is the Kingdom Divided?" by Thomas A. Langford, "Doctrinal Reflections: The Redemption of the Body" by Lynn E. Mitchell, Jr., "Baptism: Unity or Diversity?" by John Mark Hicks, BOOKS: "Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book (Walker Percy)" reveled by Leonard Allen, REFLECTIONS ON CONFERENCES: "Abilene Christian University Lectureship" by John Smith, "Second Unity Conference, Conway, Arkansas" by Bob Burgess, "Conference at Central Church of Christ, Irving, Texas" by ...


Mission: Vol. 18, No. 10 Apr 1985

Mission: Vol. 18, No. 10

Mission

Mission: Vol. 18, No. 10. The articles in this issue include: "The Wonder and the Mystery" from the Editor, "Manchild--God Son" by Wilma D. Buckner, "Inside Out" by R. Scott Colglazier, "Seconds and Other Damaged Goods" by Wayne Dockery, "Meditation on John 21 and Luke 24" by Betty W. Talbert, "Baptism in the Light of the Gospel" by Edward Fudge, "Merely Water" by Phillip Johnson, "Doctrinal Reflections: Sex and Money in the Will of God" by Lynn E. Mitchell, Jr., and "Forum."


Mission: Vol. 18, No. 9 Mar 1985

Mission: Vol. 18, No. 9

Mission

Mission: Vol. 18, No. 9. The articles in this issue include: "Christian Discipline" from the Editor, "The Strengths of a Christian" by Robert Roberts, "Accepting a Spiritual Discipline" by Robert E. Seymour, "Theology for the 'Wayfaring Man'" by Lynn E. Mitchell, Jr., "Why did the Church Close Its Doors?" by John Wright, "From Where I Stand" by John D. Madison, "A Child's Heart" by D'Esta Love, Responses to "Apostolicity and Holiness: The Basis for Christian Fellowship" by Charles H. Talbert, Bruce E. Shields, and Leonard Allen, and BOOKS: Reflections on Faith, "The Table of Inwardness (Calvin Miller)" and ...


Mission: Vol. 18, No. 8 Feb 1985

Mission: Vol. 18, No. 8

Mission

Mission: Vol. 18, No. 8. The articles in this issue include: "Christians Only" from the Editor, "The Anatomy of a Slogan" by Leroy Garrett, "'Christians Only, But Not The Only Christians'" by Bill Love, "'Christians Only'--A Cloak for Sectarianism?" by Phillip Johnson, BOOKS: Stalking the Restorable Church: "Christians Only - and the Only Christians (Thomas B. Warren)" and "I Just Want To Be a Christian (Rubel Shelly)" reviewed by Bruce L. Edwards, Jr., "Apostolicity and Holiness: The Basis for Christian Fellowship (II)" by Allan J. McNicol, "Collinsville Once Again: The Eldership and the Courts" by John H. Yoder, and "Forum."


Mission: Vol. 18, No. 7 Jan 1985

Mission: Vol. 18, No. 7

Mission

Mission: Vol. 18, No. 7. The articles in this issue include: "That We All Might Be One" from the Editor, "Apostolicity and Holiness: The Basis for Christian Fellowship (Part I)" by Allan J. McNicol, "Before We Ever Saw Each Other's Faces" by S. Scott Bartchy, REFLECTIONS ON A COMMON TRADITION: "Mission's Annual Meeting and Reader's Seminar by Kathy J. Pulley and Bill Buzbee, "The European Evangelistic Society: 1984 Annual Meeting Report" by James L. Evans, "My Odyssey Through the Restoration Movement" by Howard E. Short, THE TUBINGEN Mission: "Understanding Our Mission" by Burton Thurston, "Education and Ecumenism ...


Mission: Vol. 18, No. 6 Dec 1984

Mission: Vol. 18, No. 6

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"God With Us" from the Editor, "To Mary, Mother of Our Lord" by Betty W. Talbert, "Three Gifts For You" by Robert E. Seymour, "Emmanuel" by George Ewing, "What Gift Bring You?" by Wilma C. Buckner, "Let the Faith Return" by Wilma C. Buckner, "The Jailkeeper" by Jack Boyd, "The Man of Six Thousand Demons" by Dennis Crawford, "Cindy and David and a House Full of Youngsters" by Bobbie Lee Holley, and "Forum."


Mission: Vol. 18, No. 5 Nov 1984

Mission: Vol. 18, No. 5

Mission

Mission: Vol. 18, No. 5. The articles in this issue include: "Women in Christ" from the Editor, "Women and the Church: An Overview" by Bonnie Bowman Thurston, "Culture Meets Culture: Christian Men and Women in First Century Palestine and Twentieth Century North America" by Claude Cox, "Women's Place in the Church" by J. Harold Thomas, "Women Struggling as Persons in Christ" by Larry James, "The Immorality of Superiority/Inferiority" by Mary Sue Black, "Coping with the Two-Career Marriage" by Nancy Myers, BOOKS: "Is the Bible Sexist? (Donald G. Bloesch)" reviewed by Jim Sims, "The Banquet is Ready: Are WE ...


Mission: Vol. 18, No. 4 Oct 1984

Mission: Vol. 18, No. 4

Mission

Mission: Vol. 18, No. 4. The articles in this issue include: "The Sacred Mysteries" from the Editor, PROCLAMATION AND FULFILLMENT: "Hearers of the Word" by Victor L. Hunter, "Narrative Theology and Christian Preaching" by George W. Stroup, "What the Sermon Should Be/Do" by Ray F. Chester, "Fulfilled in Our Hearing: Listening to God's Word in Proclamation" by Jay C. Treat, A SERMON: "Tell It Not In Gath" by James W. Hulsey, PERSONAL RESPONSES TO PREACHING: "Phantasmal Preaching" by Kathy J. Pulley, "Remembering Great Preaching" by Robert M. Randolph, "Pointing to the Presence" by Celia Williamson, BOOKS: "Exploring the ...


Mission: Vol. 18, No. 3 Sep 1984

Mission: Vol. 18, No. 3

Mission

Mission: Vol. 18, No. 3. The articles in this issue include: "Creators" from the Editor, FICTION: "The Thread of Red" by Gary Snavely, "Ollie" by Bo Whitaker, ARTICLE: "Fantasy" by John Alexander, A HARVEST OF POETRY: "Spirit" by David Henderson, "Names of God" by Bill Jenkins, "Quiet Time" by Sally Fraser, "Viejo" by Bobbie Lee Holley, "Cross-maker" by David Henderson, "Mars Hill" by Bonnie Bowman Thurston, "Patmos" by Latayne C. Scott, "Gentle God, Giver of Grace" by Jeanne French, "The Word" by Bill Jenkins, "Revealed Mystery" by George Ewing, "A Preacher's Poem" by John D. Madison, "Witness of Love ...