Dr. James A Davies

Articles by this Author

  1. A Practical Theology of Aging: Biblical Perspectives for Individuals and the Church

    Fall 2008, Ministry by and for Those Beyond the Age of 55 — Pages 274-293

    Aging is a gracious gift given by God to cause us to ask about and work on the real issues of life. The Bible presents three main themes on aging. Achieving old age is a Divine Tribute. People in the last half of life are to be honored and respected. Growing older brings about Definite Testing along with blessing. Adults in the last third of their lives can glorify God uniquely. New understandings and spiritual depth can be developed. The process of aging well can be a Distinctive Triumph. How we see the issue of ministry with older adults depends largely on our vision of the old. In a culture striving to remain youthful and avoid any evidence of growing old, we would do well to allow our values about aging to be shaped by the age-related themes found in Scripture.

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  2. Gene A. Getz: Biblical Renewal Leader

    Spring 2004 — Pages 54-62

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  3. Cooperative Learning: Issues and Implementation Ideas

    Spring 1994 — Pages 23-30

    The author covers six critical issues that are relevant when planning to use cooperative learning in Christian Education. He also provides implementation ideas for cooperative learning in four educational approaches: lecture, discussion, group projects, and experimental labs.

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  4. Patterns of Spiritual Direction

    Spring 1993 — Pages 49-66

    The author traces the largely individualized approach to spiritual direction over the centuries and calls for a strengthening of community in this area.

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  5. Factors Contributing to Successful, Long-Term Laity Care Ministries

    Spring 1992 — Pages 119-130

    This article identifies and analyzes the interaction of program factors utilized in developing, conducting, and evaluating effective, long-term adult laity care networks in three select churches.

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  6. New Testament Principles of Relationships

    Spring 1992 — Pages 131-146

    Principles of New Testament relationships are not detailed in any of the editions of Gene Getz's Sharpening the Focus of the Church (Victor Books). This may lead to an inadequately developed conceptual/theological framework for biblical relationships.

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  7. Small Groups: Are They Really So New?

    Spring 1985 — Pages 43-52

    The use of small groups for religious growth-support is not a phenomenon unique to our era. The early Wesleyan class meeting is an example of this type of clustering. This article maintains that the small group encounter of the class meeting was based solidly on theological bedrock. Four eminent truths are highlighted which enable contemporary churchmen to move toward a biblical theology of the small group experience. The organizational format, leadership tasks, and encounter dynamics of the class meeting are examined. Practical applications are high-lighted throughout the article. The article concludes by offering an administrative checklist for balanced growth-support groups in the local church.

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