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Winter 2002: Other Significant Articles


Jeff King, “Let Us Weep for Zion” Charisma (Aug 2001), pages 58-63, 82.

Journalist Jeff King tells the moving story of how the SS St. Louis, filled with European Jews fleeing the Holocaust, was turned away by the US in 1939. King summarizes a number of historical events that have indelibly caused the Jewish people to believe the Christian Church to be their enemy. King says the call for repentance of the Church’s anti-Semitism is beginning to be heard, describing numerous recent developments that are changing how some Gentile Christians are relating to Jewish people.


Gary M. Burge, “Word Power: A little knowledge of New Testament Greek can be a dangerous, or edifying, thing” Christianity Today (Oct 22, 2001), pages 73-75.

This Professor of NT from Wheaton explains the dangers and benefits of knowledge of NT Greek by doing seven brief word studies of important words including: tetelestai, skenoo, and emphusao. Also in this issue of CT you will find these significant articles: Raymond C. Van Leewan says “We Really Do Need Another Bible Translation.” In “A Translation Fit for a King,” David Neff argues that the King James Version was intended to suppress freedom but actually ended up encouraging it.

Full article (available as of Aug 7, 2014):


“Chipping In” Mission Frontiers (Sept 2001), pages 16-19.

MF interviews Ajith Fernando, a prominent Sri Lankan leader, asking questions about North American support of foreign ministries. If you support or are considering supporting nationals, do not miss Fernando’s invaluable wisdom on strategic giving.


Lynne Haggerman, “Employee Discipline in the Church” Enrichment (Fall 2001), pages 100-101.

Four primary reasons why church discipline may be ineffective and seven biblical solutions from an employment expert.


B. Courtney McBath, “Is the Anointing for Sale?” by Charisma (Oct 2001), pages 68-70, 84.

Pastor McBath offers a brief, biblical challenge to ministries—he specifies charismatic ones—to stop using manipulative and money-for-blessing techniques to promote giving.



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About the Author: The editors are Raul Mock, Mike Dies, Joe Joslin, and Jim Dettmann with significant input from other writers including John Lathrop, Amos Yong, Tony Richie, and Kevin Williams.

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