17 April, 2024

Throwback Thursday

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘Integrity in the Pulpit’ (2005)

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘Integrity in the Pulpit’ (2005)

Reading Time: 7 minutes

“Over the past several years, cheating and plagiarism have surfaced as hot topics in academia, the news media, and more recently, the church,” Dean M. Christensen wrote in 2005. “Several high-profile cases involve pastors of large churches who resigned, or were fired or suspended for repeated instances of ‘borrowing’ sermons from various sources without attribution” . . .

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘Thank God for the Depression’ (1933)

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘Thank God for the Depression’ (1933)

Reading Time: 4 minutes

“Why not be thankful this year?” minister Orval M. Morgan wrote at the height of the Great Depression. “What are a few years of depression when compared to God’s eternity? . . . God is still God; Christ is still the Saviour of the world; the Holy Spirit our Comforter; prayer our privilege and the Bible our open Book. . . .”

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘Scriptures that Have Helped Me’ (1983; Part 2)

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘Scriptures that Have Helped Me’ (1983; Part 2)

Reading Time: 6 minutes

The assignment in fall 1983 was simple and direct: “Write a short paragraph telling of some verse or verses of the Bible that have special meaning to you.” Today we share responses from Ard Hoven of Grayson, Ky.; Barton McElroy of Duncanville, Tex.; Robert A. Scott of Waterloo, Iowa; and Jerzy Sacewicz of Warsaw, Poland.

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