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Summer : Ambition & Commitment

Volume 11
Summer

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In this Issue
FROM THE EDITOR
THE PASTOR PARACHUTE
An interview with Richard Nelson Bolles
HOLY AMBITION OR WHOLLY AMBITIOUS?
When aspiration and pride mix, the result may yet be ministry.
THE JONAH SYNDROME
When misdirected zeal replaces holy ambition, we embark on a long obedience in the wrong direction.
THE CALL: IS MINISTRY A CAREER?
The way we view our task makes all the difference in the world--and in the church.
How Do I Know I'm Called?
How Do I Know I'm Called?
The writer of 'Amazing Grace' on discerning God's call to the pastorate.
CALLED BY A CRY
RE-CALLED BY GOD
HOW CONSCIOUS THE CALL?
Rethinking the Evangelistic Sermon
In an age when TV evangelist has become a term of ridicule, is it possible to preach evangelistically and well?
READING FOR FUN AND PULPIT
Books that give both pleasure on Monday and ideas on Sunday.
THE MINISTRY OF MEDIATION
The fine art of getting people at odds to talk--productively.
PASTORS AND THE PETER PRINCIPLE
Although we hate to admit incompetence, we don't have to live in fear of it.
WHEN YOU FEEL EMPTY
If you question your calling and competence, you're not alone.
THE GOLDEN YEARS OF MINISTRY
A Leadership Forum
THE BACK PAGE
How I Prepare Myself for Worship
How I Prepare Myself for Worship
Different froms of private prayer can make a difference in public worship.
How to Minister Without Applause
How to Minister Without Applause
God is gracious. Can I be content with that?
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