Shall We Participate in “Promise Keepers”?

Hits: 15[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction1 Perhaps the best way to get this subject before us is to examine the seven promises— the creed—to which those who are members of Promise Keepers must commit themselves: A Promise…

Some Thoughts on Writing, Editing, and Publishing

Hits: 22[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Those who write, edit, and publish material for others to read have weighty responsibilities that “go with the territory.” This is especially true of those who produce religious materials (e.g., church…

Stewardship—a “Life and Death” Matter

Hits: 23[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] When God called the hoarding, selfish farmer a “fool” and told him he would die that very night, He asked a soul-piercing question: “And the things which thou hast prepared, whose…

Should Parents Be Concerned with Selfish Traits in Their Children?

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction The traits of rudeness, disobedience and uncooperativeness are all problems of attitude, whether in children or adults. They all relate to one basic attitude problem—selfishness. Such traits are both anti-social…

You and Responsibility

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Recently I came across a statement containing the following thought: “A person who shoulders his responsibilities has little room left for chips.” There is so much truth in the sentence…

“Past Due” Notices

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Once, while thumbing through an office supply catalog, I found a section of “collection stickers.” These are brief notices printed on colorful gummed messages and intended to “encourage” people who…

The Bible and Work

Hits: 2[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] It is interesting to observe differences between older and younger generations of people. One of the most striking differences has to do with moral values of the respective generations. Another difference…

Blessings That Are Burdens

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] I once heard a corny story about a bunch of crows that gorged themselves in a California prune grove. When they had finished, they jumped up on an old plow handle…

Editorial Responsibility

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Editors and publishers of religious material have a weighty responsibility. I have in mind editors of church bulletins, periodicals, and books and publishing houses. Some brethren in the publishing business apparently…

For Parents of Teenagers

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] A few years ago, I wrote some lines on this subject prefaced by a confession of feeling inadequate since I had no children who were teenagers at that time. I also…