"Christians and the Internet" newsletter
CATI, Vol. 1, No. 40:  October 6, 2000.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. CHRISTIANITY TODAY: THEIR WEB SITE GETS A NEW LOOK
2. ADOBE ACROBAT READER: A FREE PROGRAM SHOWS IT AS IT IS!
3. ORDAINED SERVANT: RESOURCES FOR ELDER AND DEACON
4. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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1. CHRISTIANITY TODAY: THEIR WEB SITE GETS A NEW LOOK

This site has a new name and a new look!  Formerly known as
Christianity Online, the site is now ChristianityToday.com:

ChristianityToday.com
  http://ChristianityToday.com/

Here's how in a recent newsletter they describe some of the
additions and improvements:

"Here are new or upgraded features you can find from our home
page:
- Message boards on hundreds of topics
- Chat rooms for women, teens, singles, seniors, and more
- Free E-cards: more than 300 greeting cards for every
  occasion
- Parenting Channel: training up a child in the way he should
  go...
- Music Channel: artist profiles, interviews, and reviews
- Kids Channel: Bible stories, games, fun and learning
  adventures
- Bible & Reference Channel: revolutionary cross-referencing
  tools....
You'll find new graphics, additional features, better
navigation, and easier access to content and special
interests."
  --ChristianityToday.com Connection, Nov. 3, 2000

Here are some pages that you may like to explore further,
many of them related to Christianity Today publications
(indicated within parentheses):

ChristianityToday.com: (Books & Culture)
  http://www.christianitytoday.com/books/

ChristianityToday.com: (Christian History)
  http://www.christianitytoday.com/history/

ChristianityToday.com: (Christian Reader)
  http://www.christianitytoday.com/spiritual/

ChristianityToday.com: (Christianity Today)
  http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/current/

ChristianityToday.com: Free (Email) Newsletters
  http://www.christianitytoday.com/newsletter/

ChristianityToday.com: Just for Fun
  http://www.christianitytoday.com/fun/

ChristianityToday.com: Kids
  http://www.christianitytoday.com/kids/    

ChristianityToday.com: (Leadership Journal)
  http://www.christianitytoday.com/leaders/

ChristianityToday.com: Marriage (Marriage Partnership)
  http://www.christianitytoday.com/marriage/

ChristianityToday.com: Men (Men of Integrity)
  http://www.christianitytoday.com/men/

ChristianityToday.com: Music
  http://www.christianitytoday.com/music/  

ChristianityToday.com: Parenting (Christian Parenting Today)
  http://www.christianitytoday.com/parenting/

ChristianityToday.com: Seniors
  http://www.christianitytoday.com/seniors/

ChristianityToday.com: Singles
  http://www.christianitytoday.com/singles/

ChristianityToday.com: Teens (Campus Life)
  http://www.christianitytoday.com/teens/

ChristianityToday.com: Women (Today's Christian Woman)
  http://www.christianitytoday.com/women/

ChristianityToday.com: (Your Church)
  http://www.christianitytoday.com/cbg/

But there's lots more to check out on your own.

Enjoy!
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2. ADOBE ACROBAT READER: A FREE PROGRAM SHOWS IT AS IT IS!

When you view a Web page with a Web browser (such as Microsoft
Internet Explorer, Netscape Communicator, or Opera), what you
see or print out may differ quite a bit from what someone else
may see or print out while accessing the same Web page.

This is the way things were meant to be, since Web pages are
intended to be able to be accessed by many different kinds of
computers running many different kinds of operating systems,
not to mention using different monitors and running different
client software (that is, Web browsers).

This strength of HTML is also its weakness, because it makes
it difficult (or impossible) to control the exact appearance
of a Web page.  For a format that allows full control over
the exact representation of material (including font type
and size, margins, etc.), we need to turn away from HTML to
something intended specifically for that task.  That is where
PDF (Portable Document Format) files come in.

PDF files give exact control over such things as font type
and size, margins, etc.  You can create PDF files using a
program called Adobe Acrobat and you view or print such files
using a program called Adobe Acrobat Reader.

The bad news is that if you want to create PDF files, Adobe
Acrobat will cost you about $250.  BUT the good news is that
if you just want to view or print PDF files, Adobe Acrobat
Reader itself is FREE!  (And that's all that most people
will want or need.)

Here are some comments about Adobe Acrobat Reader from the
"Program Review" at RocketDownload.com:

"Portable Document Format (PDF) is an excellent vehicle for
distributing and posting documents through networks. The
software used to view them, Adobe Acrobat Reader, has just
gotten better with its latest 5.0 version. This application
offers seamless integration with the World Wide Web. In
addition to the standard interface, the program also works
as a plug-in for Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator.
The plug-ins are automatically installed, so no special
configuration is necessary to make the Reader function.

"Acrobat Reader offers everything you need for reading PDF
files, including the ability to navigate, browse and print
these documents.... You'll find multi-document support and
scalable zooming as well as Clipboard options for embedded
text. You can find information quicker with the Find tool,
and there's a Contents panel for jumping directly to
particular sections. Plus, you'll be able to create and
access bookmarks for each document.

"Version 5.0 includes some great new features, including
instant thumbnail generation. This function displays
thumbnail images of each page, which you can click to
load them in the main reader. The application also allows
you to easily save copies of documents you've downloaded
from the Web. For easier viewing, text in tagged PDF
files are dynamically reflowed to fit the window. 5.0 is
compatible with all previous versions of Acrobat Reader
...."
  http://www.rocketdownload.com/details/inte/ar500enu.htm
 
You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader from that same site,
that is, from RocketDownload.com, but I recommend that you
download directly from Adobe Software's site, especially if
you want to be sure to get the correct version for your own
computer and operating system.

Whatever your operating system (Windows, Mac, UNIX, etc.), you
will find an appropriate version available at the Adobe site:

"Acrobat Reader is free, and freely distributable, software
that lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format
(PDF) files....

"Note: You will receive the most recent version of Acrobat
Reader that is available for your language and platform."

  http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

Here's the main Adobe download page for Acrobat Reader:

Adobe: Download Adobe Acrobat Reader
    http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

By the way, don't be bothered by apparent differences in the
version numbers.  Here's the background:

"Adobe Acrobat 4.0x Reader--which version do I have?

"Admittedly, Adobe has confused the issue. After 4.0 was
released with a few obvious bugs--or, shall we say, issues--
...Acrobat users were on the edge of their seats waiting for
the 4.05 update. But Adobe used different version numbers for
that update, which means that some people got 4.05, others
received 4.05a, and still others saw 4.06 on their update CDs.
According to Adobe, however, all three version numbers
represent the same update. So if you're using 4.05 and your
...neighbor says [he or] she has 4.06, relax--[he or] she
hasn't got something you're missing out on."

    http://www.pdfzone.com/resources/tips/tip0062.html

Adobe Acrobat Reader is fairly simple to download and install.
You can use the program by itself (as a stand-alone) or (as
already mentioned) it also works as a Web browser plug-in.
If you are browsing the Web and click on a link to a PDF
document, it will automatically load into Acrobat Reader
(which will act as though it's part of your Web browser), and
you can use Adobe Acrobat Reader, if you wish, to print out
the document (and it will look the way it was intended to be
printed out to look).

Adobe Acrobat Reader is a "must-have" for many Christian files
on the Internet.  There are other software programs that can
read PDF files, but Adobe Acrobat Reader is what probably 99%
of the people are using, and for good reason.

Here are three examples of Christian PDF files on the Net:

Fire and Ice: Table of Contents
This site emphasizes Puritan and Reformed writings from the
past.  Authors include Richard Baxter, Thomas Boston, Thomas
Brooks, John Calvin, Stephen Charnock, Jonathan Edwards, John
Flavel, Thomas Goodwin, William Gurnall, A.A. Hodge, Charles
Hodge, Thomas Manton, Cotton Mather, John Newton, John Owen,
Samuel Rutherford, Richard Sibbes, Charles Spurgeon, and
Thomas Watson.  Some files are PDF; others are not.
  http://www.puritansermons.com/toc.htm

Fire and Ice: About PDF Documents
"Some of the sermons and longer articles from Fire and Ice are
available as Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files. This page is to answer
some common questions about these files."
  http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/WCarson/pdfdocs.htm

Grace Online Library
  http://www.graceonlinelibrary.org/

Here are Phil Johnson's comments on Grace Online Library:

"Many works by authors like A.W. Pink, Van Til, Warfield,
Ryle, Bunyan, Whitefield, Moody, and also modern authors.
Most of the works here are first-rate, and are available in
HTML and/or PDF formats. DISCLAIMER: The 'tone' of this site
is just a bit too 'fundamentalist Baptist' for my taste...,
but this only applies to a tiny portion of what is available
here; most of it is quite good and should be required reading
for modern believers."
  http://home.flash.net/~thinkman/links/linkspg1.htm

And here's John Calvin's Institutes (with an introduction by
John Murray):

John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion
(right-click on institutes.pdf at bottom of page)
  http://www.ccel.org/c/calvin/institutes/

By the way, if you want to download a PDF file to disk, do not
left-click on the link.  Instead, right-click on it and then
choose "Save Target As" (Internet Explorer) or "Save Link As"
(Netscape).

Enjoy!
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3. ORDAINED SERVANT: RESOURCES FOR ELDER AND DEACON

We sometimes think of them as ordained leaders, but it is at
least equally Biblical to think of them as ordained servants.
I'm talking about elders and deacons.  Your church probably
has elders and deacons (although in some Baptist churches
the role of deacon may be similar to the role of an elder in
a Presbyterian church).  You may perhaps be an elder or a
deacon yourself or may be married to one.  Or you may just
be interested in learning more about these ordained offices
as something that would be good for you to know.

Looking for material on and for elders and deacons?  Check
out the magazine Ordained Servant online.  Yes, it's written
from a Presbyterian perspective (and you yourself may or may
not be Presbyterian), but the articles should provide food
for thought regardless of denominational affiliation.  (And
you may find some non-Presbyterian authors represented, such
as Charles Spurgeon, if you read closely!)

"Ordained Servant exists to provide solid materials for the
equipping of office-bearers to serve more faithfully. The
goal of this journal is to assist the ordained servants of
the church to become more fruitful in their particular
ministry so that they in turn will be more capable to prepare
God's people for works of service. To attain this goal
Ordained Servant includes articles (both old and new) of a
theoretical and practical nature with the emphasis tending
toward practical articles wrestling with perennial and
thorny problems encountered by office-bearers...."
  http://www.opc.org/OS/Ordained_servant.html

The magazine is published for the Orthodox Presbyterian
Church, but many others may find it helpful:

"Ordained Servant exists to serve the Church of Jesus Christ.
Though it is designed with the particular needs of the
Orthodox Presbyterian Church in mind, it is also received
by many others, some of whom have requested back issues....
[Y]ou are welcome to download any of these articles for your
own use. Please note: these documents are in Adobe Acrobat
format and require Acrobat Reader to view and/or print them.
They average about 460K and can take some time to download,
so please be patient."
  http://www.opc.org/OS/Ordained_servant.html

Many (not all) of the articles are also available in HTML
format, but all issues are available in PDF format.

Here's where you'll find a subject index:

Ordained Servant: Subject Index (access HTML files here)
  http://www.opc.org/OS/OS_index.html

And here are the subjects:

ABORTION (2 articles)
APOLOGETICS (2 articles)
ATONEMENT (1 article)
BIBLE TRANSLATIONS AND VERSIONS (1 article)
BIBLICAL LANGUAGES (1 article)
BOOKS  (5 articles)
CALVIN, JOHN (3 articles)
CALVINISM (2 articles)
CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCHES (1 article)
CHARISMATIC MOVEMENT (3 articles)
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP (2 articles)
CHRISTIAN LIBERTY (1 article)
CHURCH (DOCTRINE OF) (5 articles)
CHURCH AND STATE (1 article)
CHURCH ATTENDANCE (1 article)
CHURCH DISCIPLINE (7 articles)
CHURCH GOVERNMENT (4 articles)
CHURCH HISTORY (1 article)
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP (4 articles)
CHURCH OFFICES (4 articles)
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE (3 articles) 
COMPUTERS IN THE CHURCH (7 articles)
CONFESSIONALISM (5 articles)
CONFIDENTIALITY (1 article)
CONFLICT IN THE CHURCH (1 article)
CONGREGATIONAL MEETINGS (1 article)
CREATION (5 articles)
DEACONS (19 articles)
DEATH, DYING (1 article)
DIRECTORY FOR THE PUBLICK WORSHIP OF GOD (WESTMINSTER
  ASSEMBLY) (1 article)
ECUMENICITY (5 articles)
EDWARDS, JONATHAN (1 article)
ELDERS (6 articles)
EVANGELISM (1 article)
EVENING WORSHIP (1 article)
EVOLUTION (3 articles)
FAMILY VISITATION (19 articles, including the ten installments
  of Peter Y. de Jong's Taking Heed to the Flock)
FAMILY WORSHIP (1 article)
FREE OFFER OF THE GOSPEL (1 article)
GAMBLING (1 article)
HODGE, CHARLES (2 articles)
HOLY SPIRIT (3 articles)
HOMOSEXUALITY (2 articles)
INFANT BAPTISM (1 article)
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF REFORMED CHURCHES (ICRC)
  (1 article)
LIVING WILLS (1 article)
LORDíS SUPPER (6 articles)
MACHEN, J. GRESHAM (4 articles)
MILLER, SAMUEL (1 article)
MINISTERIAL TRAINING (3 articles)
MINISTERIAL TRAINING INSTITUTE OF THE OPC (MTIOPC) (1 article)
MINISTERS. See PASTORS
MINISTERSí WIVES (1 article)
MURRAY, JOHN (1 article)
OFFICER TRAINING (3 articles)
ORDAINED SERVANT (1 article)
ORTHODOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (2 articles)
PASTORS (8 articles)
PASTORAL THEOLOGY (1 article)
POSTMODERNISM (1 article)
PREACHING (9 articles)
PRESBYTERIAN HISTORY (5 articles)
PRESBYTERIAN POLITY (4 articles)
PRESBYTERIES (8 articles)
PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (1 article)
REFORMED CHURCHES OF NEW ZEALAND (3 articles)
REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE OF WORSHIP (1 article)
RESURRECTION (1 article)
REVIVAL, REVIVALISM (2 articles)
SABBATH (1 article)
SCHAEFFER, FRANCIS (1 article)
SESSION MEETINGS (2 articles)
SPURGEON, CHARLES H. (5 articles)
TAX PROTEST (2 articles)
THEONOMY (1 article)
TRUSTEES (1 article)
VAN TIL, CORNELIUS (3 articles)
VOS, GEERHARDUS (1 article)
WESTMINSTER ASSEMBLY (1 article)
WESTMINSTER STANDARDS (3 articles)
WINSLOW, OCTAVIUS (1 article)
WOMEN DEACONS (3 articles)
WORSHIP (5 articles)

Here's where you'll find a list of contributors (authors):

Contributors Index (access HTML files here)
    http://www.opc.org/OS/OS_index.html#Contributors

And here is a list of most of the articles, listed by author:

Adams, Jay E.
  1992 - 1/2 - Working with the Eldership
  1993 - 2/4 - Using the Original Languages in Preaching

Alexander, Dr. J.W.
  1992 - 1/3 - Ministerial Study (from Letters to Young
    Ministers)

Allis, Oswald T.
  1995 - 4/4 - The Time Element in Genesis 1 and 2

Allison, Archibald Alexander
  1994 - 3/4 - Biblical Qualifications for Elders
  1997 - 6/1 - Biblical Qualifications for Deacons, Part 1
  1997 - 6/2 - Biblical Qualifications for Deacons, Part 2
  1997 - 6/3 - Biblical Qualifications for Deacons, Part 3

Anderson, Dr. R. Dean, Jr.
  1993 - 2/4 - Are Deacons Members of the Session?
  1994 - 3/2 - An Examination of the Liturgy of The
    Westminster Assembly
  1998 - 7/4 - Use of the Word Amen

Bahnsen, Dr. Greg L.
  1995 - 4/1 - Church Government Briefly Considered
  1995 - 4/2 - Is It Our Moral Obligation to Attend Church?

Ball, Larry E.
  1996 - 5/4 - The Post-Modern Paradigm Shift

Bilkes, L.W.
  1998 - 7/3 - Keep It Confidential

Boere, Jeffrey
  1994 - 3/2 - A Guide for Catechetical Preaching

Booth, Randy
  1999 - 8/3 - Little Children and the Worship of God

Brown, Luke
  1998 - 7/1 - Sessional Records: The Importance of
    Maintaining Complete and Accurate Church Records
    
Brown, Mark
  1995 - 4/1 - Why I Came to a Three Office View

Calvin, John
  1992 - 1/1 - The Deacons (from The Ecclesiastical
    Ordinances)
  1999 - 8/2 - The Indiscriminate Gospel Offer

Cole, Bruce
  1996 - 5/4 - Remember the Big Picture

Coppes, Dr. Leonard J.
  1993 - 2/1 - Review: Logos Bible Study Software

de Jong, Dr. P.Y.
  1992 - 1/1 - Taking heed to the Flock (1)
  1992 - 1/2 - Taking Heed to the Flock (2)
  1992 - 1/3 - Taking Heed to the Flock (3)
  1993 - 2/1 - Taking Heed to the Flock (4)
  1993 - 2/2 - Taking Heed to the Flock (5)
  1993 - 2/3 - Taking Heed to the Flock (6)
  1993 - 2/4 - Taking Heed to the Flock (7)
  1994 - 3/1 - Taking Heed to the Flock (8)
  1994 - 3/2 - Taking Heed to the Flock (9)
  1994 - 3/3 - Taking Heed to the Flock (10)
  1994 - 3/3 - The Ministry of Mercy for Today (1)

De Jong, William
  1998 - 7/2 - Some Thoughts on the Practice of Ecumenicity

Dienst (Vol. 29)
  1993 - 2/3 - Pointers for Elders and Deacons, Part 1
  1993 - 2/4 - Pointers for Elders and Deacons, Part 2
  1994 - 3/1 - Pointers for Elders and Deacons, Part 3

Edwards, Albert G., III
  1995 - 4/1 - A Proposed Job Description for a Deacon

Eyres, Lawrence
  1996 - 5/3 - The Outstanding Need of the OPC (Part 1)
  1996 - 5/4 - The Outstanding Need of the OPC (Part 2)
  1997 - 6/4 - The Evening Worship Service
  1999 - 8/2 - How Can a Session Shepherd Its Pastor?

Fennema, Eric
  1998 - 7/2 - On Doing Home Visitation

Fox, Rev. Arthur
  1995 - 4/2 - An Open Letter to a New Pastor

Gaffin, R.B., Jr.
  1998 - 7/3 - Challenges of the Charismatic Movement to the
    Reformed Tradition, Pt. 1
  1998 - 7/4 - Challenges of the Charismatic Movement to the
    Reformed Tradition, Pt. 2

Galbraith, John P.
  1998 - 7/1 - Perfecting Fellowship (1997 ICRC Address)
  1998 - 7/2 - A Postscript to Perfecting Fellowship

Gidley, Dr. James
  1993 - 2/2 - The Future of Calvinism

Graham, Ross
  1996 - 5/1 - The Biblical Origins of the Presbytery (the
    first in the series)  
  1996 - 5/2 - The Biblical Origins of the Presbytery (the
    second in the series)
  1996 - 5/4 - The Story of Old Side Presbyterianism
  1997 - 6/1 - How to Plant a Regional Church

Hagopian, David G., Esq.
  1995 - 4/3 - Render to All What is Due Them (Part 1)
  1995 - 4/4 - Render to All What is Due Them (Part 2)

Hall, David W.
  1996 - 5/3 - Appraising the Value of the Internet for
    Ministry

Hall, Peter
  1993 - 2/1 - Review: The Harmony of the Protestant
    Confessions

Hart, Darrell G., and John R. Muether
  1997 - 6/1 - Lessons from Church History, /1: J. G. Machen
    and the Regulative Principle
  1997 - 6/2 - Lessons from Church History, /2: Samuel Miller:
    Discipline on the Frontier
  1997 - 6/3 - Why Machen Hired Van Til
  1997 - 6/4 - The Lord's Supper: How Often?
  1998 - 7/1 - The Myth of Influence
  1998 - 7/2 - Charles Hodge on Presbyterian Union and
    Ecumenicity
  1998 - 7/3 - The Spirituality of the Church
  1998 - 7/4 - Infant Baptism Optional?
  1999 - 8/1 - The Forgotten John Murray
  1999 - 8/3 - Geerhardus Vos

Haverland, Rev. John
  1995 - 4/2 - Theonomy: What Have We learned?

Hilbelink, John
  1993 - 2/1 - A Training Course for Elders and Deacons (Part
    1)
  1993 - 2/2 - A Training Course for Elders and Deacons (Part
    2)

Hur, Dr. Soon-Gil
  1998 - 7/4 - Women in Office: Especially about Deaconesses
  1999 - 8/1 - Women in Office: Especially about Deaconesses

Johnson, Terry
  1999 - 8/3 - Whither the Sabbath?

Kamphuis, Professor J.
  1994 - 3/1 - Tolerance

Kessler, Rev. William
  1995 - 4/2 - Fencing the Lord's Table

King, David
  1998 - 7/1 - Thoughts on the Plusses and the Pitfalls of
    Using the Web for Mutual Ministry
  1999 - 8#1 - About Children in the Worship Services of the
    Church

Knight, George W., III
  1996 - 5/3 - The Biblical Foundation of the Diaconate

Knodel, Richard E., Jr.
  1998 - 7/1 - Catechetical Preaching

Kramer, John
  1997 - 6/4 - Some Thoughts on the Preparation of Men for
    Ministry

Kuyper, William
  1993 - 2/3 - The Antithesis Between Revelation and Symbolism

Larson, Rev. Mark
  1995 - 4/2 - A Reformed Perspective on Home Visitation

Letham, Robert
  1997 - 6/2 - The Freedom and Limits of Christian Reflection

McIlhenny, Charles A.
  1997 - 6/1 - Ministering to Homosexuals in San Francisco

Muether, John R.
  1996 - 5/1 - Confidence in Our Brethren: Creedal
    Subscription in the OPC
  1996 - 5/3 - The Story of Old Side Presbyterianism

Needham, Robert B.
  1995 - 4/3 - The 'Christian Soldier' and 'Humble Servant'
    Models

Peterson, Jack J.
  1993 - 2/3 - How Do You Run a Session Meeting?
  1994 - 3/4 - Fencinq the Lord's Table

Pontier, Ralph
  1999 - 8/3 - Evangelism in the Local Church: An Evaluation
    of Evangelism Explosion

Reynolds, Gregory E.
  1997 - 6/3 - Strange Fire Continues to Burn
  1998 - 7/4 - Evolution: The Materialistic Juggernaut - A
    Christian Challenge (Pt. 1)
  1999 - 8/1 - Evolution: The Materialistic Juggernaut - A
    Christian Challenge (Pt. 2)
  1999 - 8/2 - Evolution: The Materialistic Juggernaut - A
    Christian Challenge (Pt. 3)

Sawyer, Jack J.
  1995 - 4/1 - The New Zealand Experiment in Building an
    Ecumenical Reformed Church

Schmurr, Roger
  1995 - 4/1 - Deacons and/or Trustees?

Shishko, Rev. William
  1992 - 1/2 - Reforming the Diaconate (1)
  1992 - 1/3 - Reforming the Diaconate (2)
  1993 - 2/1 - Reforming the Diaconate (3)
  1994 - 3/4 - Restricted Communion in One OPC Congregation
  1997 - 6/1 - Pastor to Pastor: The Minister's Treasure,
    part 1
  1997 - 6/2 - Pastor to Pastor, The Minister's Treasure,
    part 2
  1997 - 6/3 - Pastor to Pastor, The Minister's Treasure,
    part 3
  1997 - 6/4 - Pastor to Pastor, The Minister's Treasure,
    part 4
  1998 - 7/2 - Pastor to Pastor: The Riches of Spurgeon,
    part 1
  1998 - 7/3 - Pastor to Pastor: The Riches of Spurgeon,
    part 2
  1999 - 8/1 - Pastor to Pastor: The Riches of Spurgeon,
    part 3
  1999 - 8/2 - Pastor to Pastor: The Riches of Spurgeon,
    part 4
  1999 - 8/3 - Pastor to Pastor: The Riches of Spurgeon,
   part 5
  1999 - 9/3 - A Training Program for Deacons

Sittema, John R.
  1996 - 5/2 - Specific Help for Elder Visiting

Smith, Geoffrey
  1993 - 2/1 - Discipline is Not a Dirty Word

Soborn, Daniel
  1997 - 6/4 - A Personal Testimony

Spurgeon, Charles H.
  1995 - 4/2 - The Kind of Revival Wanted by the Church
  1996 - 5/1 - Politics and the Separation of State from
    Religion

Stazen, Peter, II
  1994 - 3/3 - Family Matters (On Taking Vows)
  1995 - 4/3 - Unbiblical Erasures

Trice, Nathan
  1997 - 6/2 - Ingredients of a Meaningful and Successful
    Intern Program

Tyson, Thomas E.
  1992 - 1/1 - Taking Action in Time
  1994 - 3/2 - Who's Doing It?

Van Dam, Dr. C.
  1992 - 1/1 - The Diaconal Task

Van Til, Cornelius
  1997 - 6/4 - On the Reorganization of Princeton (an excerpt)
  1997 - 6/4 - A Letter of Cornelius Van Til to Francis
    Schaeffer

Vanderpyl, Dick G.
  1999 - 8/2 - Elder to Elder: How Important Is Faithful
    Family Visitation?

Visscher, James
  1998 - 7/2 - Christ-Centered Preaching by Bryan Chapell

Vos, J.G.
  1993 - 2/4 - Diseases of Church Government
  1996 - 5/2 - The Use and Abuse of Church History

Wallace, Peter
  1997 - 6/4 - The Case for More Presbytery Consultation
  1999 - 8/3 - The Presbytery's Role in Shepherding Pastors

Williamson, G. I.
  1992 - 1/1 - Introducing Ordained Servant
  1992 - 1/1 - How To Get Started
  1992 - 1/2 - A Look at the Biblical Offices
  1992 - 1/2 - Book Review: History of the Westminster
    Assembly of Divines
  1992 - 1/2 - Book Review: The Westminster Assembly and Its
    Work
  1992 - 1/3 - Book Review: Discussions on Church Principles
  1994 - 3/1 - Book Review: Commentary on the Shorter
    Catechism
  1994 - 3/1 - Book Review: Commentary on the Larger
    Catechism
  1994 - 3/1 - Book Review: The Westminster Confession for
    the Church Today
  1994 - 3/2 - Some Thoughts about Preaching
  1994 - 3/4 - On a More Adequate Fencing the Lord's Table
  1995 - 4/1 - Some Thoughts on the Abortion Issue
  1995 - 4/3 - Unlimited Atonement
  1995 - 4/4 - Perennial Pastoral Pitfalls
  1996 - 5/1 - On Being a Confessional Church
  1996 - 5/1 - Corporate Responsibility
  1996 - 5/1 - Computer Software Review: "Online Bible"
  1996 - 5/1 - Book Review: The Practice of Confessional
    Subscription
  1996 - 5/2 - What (Most) Pastors Need
  1996 - 5/2 - Book Review: Selected Writings of John Knox
  1996 - 5/3 - Resurrecting the Resurrection
  1996 - 5/3 = Book Review: Beyond Promises, A Biblical
    Challenge to Promise Keepers
  1996 - 5/4 - About Letters of Attestation
  1996 - 5/4 = Book Review: Leading in Worship: A Sourcebook
    for Presbyterian Students and Ministers...
  1997 - 6/1 = Book Review: Divorce and Remarriage
  1997 - 6/2 - On Calling a Pastor
  1997 - 6/3 = Book Review: Crossed Fingers: How the Liberals
    Captured the Presbyterian Church
  1997 - 6/4 - Review: The Van Til CD-ROM
  1997 - 6/4 - Should We Still Use the KJV Today?
  1998 - 7/3 - Book Review: A Historical and Biblical
    Examination of Women Deacons
  1999 - 8/2 - A Life and Death Matter (or: Where Do You Draw
    the Line?)
  1999 - 8/2 - Which Is More Hierarchical: Presbyterian or
    Reformed?
  1999 - 8/3 - Is Gambling a Sin?

Williamson, G. I., ed.
  1994 - 3/3 - The Pastoral Wisdom of John Calvin

Wilson, Douglas, and Douglas Jones
  1997 - 6/2 - Moving Beyond Pro-Life

Wilson, Larry
  1992 - 1/2 - The Office Debate
  1994 - 3/3 - A Comparison of Reformed Liturgies
  1995 - 4/4 - Introducing OPC.ORG
  1999 - 8/2 - "That Offends Me!"
  1999 - 8/3 - A Modest Proposal

Wilson, Larry, et al.
  1996 - 5/1 - Computer Information

Winslow, David
  1998 - 7/1 - Elder to Elder: Start Those Home Visits Now
  1998 - 7/2 - A Sample Sessional Calling Record
  1999 - 8/1 - Elder to Elder, 'Home Visitation and Family
    Devotions'

Worrell, Tim
  1997 - 6/3 - Elders in Pastoral Visitation

Zekveld, Harry
  1997 - 6/1 = Book Review: The Necessity of Reforming the
    Church

Zozarro, James A.
  1997 - 6/4 - Charismatic Presbyterians

You won't agree with all the articles (the authors sometimes
disagree among themselves), but Ordained Servant is a useful
collection of thought-provoking material which you may find
useful.

Here's where to download the issues as PDF files (remember to
right-click, not left-click, on the particular PDF link when
you get to the page):

Ordained Servant
  http://www.opc.org/OS/Ordained_servant.html

Enjoy!
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