"Christians and the Internet" newsletter CATI, Vol. 1, No. 40: October 6, 2000. _______________________________________________________________ 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 _______________________________________________________________ Unless otherwise indicated, all material in this newsletter is Copyright (C) 2000 by Barry Traver, All Rights Reserved. For permission to reproduce material from this newsletter, contact Barry Traver at firstname.lastname@example.org. Permission is hereby granted, however, to pass along this issue to others, provided that (1) no changes are made and (2) it is passed along in its entirety. To subscribe, write to email@example.com, including "Subscribe to CATI" in the Subject line and including in the body your real name and the email address to which you wish CATI sent. _______________________________________________________________ 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! _______________________________________________________________ 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! _______________________________________________________________ 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! _______________________________________________________________ 4. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION FOR THIS NEWSLETTER This is the fortieth issue of a free newsletter devoted to "Christians And The Internet" ("CATI," pronounced "Katy," but spelled with a "C" and an "I" for "Christians" and the "Internet"). To subscribe, write to firstname.lastname@example.org, including "Subscribe to CATI" in the Subject line and including in the body your real name and the email address to which you wish CATI sent. Past issues: you'll find archives of past issues of CATI available online at http://traver.org/cati/. ("It's not a pretty site," but hopefully it may be a useful one.) ________________________________________________________________ Unless otherwise indicated, all material in this newsletter is Copyright (C) 2000 by Barry Traver, All Rights Reserved. For permission to reproduce material from this newsletter, contact Barry Traver at email@example.com. Permission is hereby granted, however, to pass along this issue to others, provided that (1) no changes are made and (2) it is passed along in its entirety.