This article begins by illustrating one-factor analysis of curriculum materials and the dangers of such analysis. Then several key suggestions are given for the proper evaluation of curriculum materials. Finally, an evaluation form is supplied.
This article attempts to remove some of the mysticism that often surrounds the subject of worship. The normal sequence of a person's inner functions is briefly noted, as well as the basic meanings of the two key biblical words for worship. Worship is then defined with these two key words and the model of inner functions in mind, and three modes of worship are identified. Then worship "in spirit and truth" is discussed. Finally, several practical implications are suggested, both for the individual worshipper and for the leader/planner of worship.
When a person thinks about change in his local church, he usually has a number of practical concerns on his mind (timing, type of change, people's acceptance, etc.). However, the most basic of these concerns is whether or not Christianity is subject to change. A brief discussion of this issue leads to the conclusion that basic ministry principles do not change, but current patterns and methods can, and often should, change. Current patterns should not only allow but also encourage the basic ministry principles to operate. Then 34 practical guidelines are given for the change-agent, stressing his role as a patient educator rather than a bulldozer.