Series 1

Volume XII, Issue 2

Winter 1992

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  1. A Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Plan for the Local Church

    By Michael J Anthony — Pages 9-15

    Churches are known targets for child abuse offenders. This is because churches tend to be desperate for volunteer workers and often lack adequate screening and training procedures to prevent child abuse. This article provides the church ministry professional with an overview of what should be included in an awareness and prevention program for the local church.

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  2. The Place for Recreation in Christian Education

    By David M Turner — Pages 16-27

    From a historical perspective, leisure and recreation have been viewed as either an enemy or a close friend of the church. In this article the author examines how the church should view recreation as it applies to Christian Education.

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  3. The Inclusion of Law in the Christian Education Curriculum

    By Steve F Levicoff — Pages 28-36

    Churches and Christian organizations are under attack through a sharp increase in lawsuits. Lawyers are now being taught how to sue churches, but not how to offend them. This articles discusses the inclusion of legal education in the curricula of Bible colleges, seminaries, and Christian colleges as a preventive solution to the dilemma.

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  4. The Church's Ministry to Abused Children

    By Phillip L Sandusky — Pages 37-47

    This article presents the family as a social unit which forms the individual's action in society. Four programs of church ministry are briefly outlined: intervention through church action, a support network for abusive parents, helping abused children through friendship and trust, and prevention of abuse through early family education.

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  5. Communicating Belief: A Historical Look at Christian Catechesis-and Catechisms

    By Phyllis Zagano — Pages 48-56

    A historical evaluation of the development of catechisms in relation to Christian catechesis, including an evaluation of the catechetical advice of St. Augustine, the move through early and late medieval catechetics leading to the work of Luther, the development of a ministry of catechesis (and different catechetical methods), and the move from catechesis to Catholic education in the United States, and back again to a separation of the two.

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  6. Serving Appetizing Meals: The Use of Word Pictures in Preaching and Teaching the Bible

    By Mark S Wheeler — Pages 57-73

    Word pictures, a technique frequently used by Jesus during His ministry, can aid in the retention of material being taught by increasing the clarity and vividness of a message. In addition, they enable the hearer to actually feel and experience the event. This increased retention allows for greater opportunities for life change.

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  7. The Language Wars

    By Ruth Beechick — Pages 74-83

    The author examines what is involved in the current movement to teach whole language again.

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  8. Factors Related to Religious Agreement Between Parents and Their Adult Children

    By Rudy R Seward and Leslie Stanley Stevens and Dale E Yeatts — Pages 84-90

    Many studies have focused on factors affecting the religious agreement between parents and adolescents. Surprisingly, few studies have examined the effects related to the parent-adult child relationship. The present study examines the factors related to religious agreement between parents and their adult children. One hundred forty seven respondents in the Denton, Texas areas were interviewed. The telephone survey instrument encompassed questions about family relationships including some questions regarding religious beliefs. Results confirm that good relationships among parents and grown children are highly related to the grown children's holding similar religious beliefs as their parents.

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  9. A Review of Reasons for Adult Education Participation and Implications for the Local Church

    By Dr. Stephen G Fortosis — Pages 91-102

    This study consists of a review of significant findings related to reasons for adult participation in educational opportunities. Both religious and secular research on educational participation will be examined in this article.

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  10. Research Notes

    By — Pages 103-113

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  11. Book Reviews

    By — Pages 114-130

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