We're excited to have finalized next year's guest editors lineup and themes for Ministry Today, which is better than ever, as you can see below.
• January/February: Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr. on Christian Political Action
• March/April: Robert Stearns on Christian Zionism
• May/June: Bill Johnson on Revival and Healing
• July/August: R.T. Kendall on Preaching (Balancing the Word and the Spirit)
• September/October: Joyce Meyer on "Loving Out Loud: Radical Generosity"
• November/December: Joey Bonifacio on Discipleship
In the past year, the Ministry Today "brand" has grown more than 200 percent. Our guest editors have brought new vitality to the magazine, while helping pastors and leaders grow both in ministry and personally. Our 2012 guest editors lineup promises to continue to bring valuable teaching and ministry insight to pastors and leaders.
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Dr. Doug Weiss is all about healing. He has devoted his life to healing the sexually broken. Through his work as a counselor and clinical psychologist as well as his many books, public speaking and numerous media appearances, Dr. Weiss has been able to help rescue thousands from sex addictions and other problems. He claims an 85 percent success rate. He personally understands sexual addiction, and has been successfully sober for more than 24 years.
Since the late 1990s, I've had the privilege of publishing several of his books, including The Final Freedom; Get A Grip; The 7 Love Agreements; Intimacy; Sex, God And Men; and 30-Day Marriage Makeover.
In 30-Day Marriage Makeover, Dr. Weiss discusses the power of intimacy and explains how couples can experience the abundant life Jesus promised—yes, even in marriage.
"Throughout my years of counseling, I have discovered that many marriages lack structures to encourage intimacy," he writes. "We grow up believing that one day we will get married and live happily ever after. We enter marriage ill equipped for intimacy and are disappointed when our husband or wife doesn't possess the secret code to intimacy either."
In this 30-day, step-by-step guide, Dr. Weiss uses his biblical knowledge and counseling experience to help couples strengthen their relationship with Christ, which will in turn deepen their relationship with each other. "I have been married for many years, and as we have applied these principles to our marriage, we have continued to grow closer and stronger together," he says. "Throughout the years, these principles have given life to my wife, to many of my clients and to me.
"Understand that passion is a result of setting priorities," Dr. Weiss adds. "Too many people attempt to get back the passion instead of getting back their priorities. Once you get the priorities back, the passion follows and grows naturally."
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A recent salvo against the 2011 edition of the New International Version (NIV) is not likely to resolve the 20-year divide over gender-neutral language in modern Bible translations. Yet the latest round of debate is spilling into the pew, making it a concern for every pastor.
Released originally in 1978 and updated in 1984, the NIV is today’s best-selling Bible in charismatic and evangelical circles. It isn’t the only version that upsets critics of modern adaptations, but it attracts far more attention than such versions as the New Living, New Revised Standard or New Century Bibles.
Gender references in the Today’s NIV that debuted in New Testament form in 2002 and the complete Bible in 2005 prompted intense criticism over the inclusion of gender-neutral language. In 2009, rights holder Biblica announced an update that would supplant the TNIV. This occurred with the release in March of the new NIV, published by Zondervan.
You don't want to miss the Ministry21/Ministry Today conference call today with leadership expert Tim Elmore. Join us for an hour of interesting conversation with the founder and president of Growing Leaders at 4 p.m. EDT, 3 p.m. CDT, 2 p.m. MDT and 1 p.m. PDT.
Call in to listen to Tim, and share this with your friends. Here is the call information: Dial-in number (712) 432-1001; access code: 459091245#.
Based in Norcross, Ga., Growing Leaders is a nonprofit organization that develops emerging leaders. Tim and his team equip students to think and act like authentic, servant leaders. Tim has spoken to more than 250,000 students, faculty and staff on hundreds of campuses across the country. He has taught leadership and mentoring at universities on every continent of the world. A graduate of Oral Roberts University, he has written more than 20 books, including the best-selling Habitudes.
Listen in as we to talk to Tim about leadership, the theme of the September-October issue of Ministry Today. You can read Tim's article on "Wired for Influence" in the magazine's latest issue, now available, by clicking here.
We've finalized the next issue of Ministry Today for November-December with Dr. Doug Weiss, a clinical psychologist specializing in marriage and sexual issues, as the guest editor.
The theme is on strengthening marriage, and you will want to catch the magazine because the issue is full of good material. Dr. Weiss was so excited about this upcoming issue that we filmed a second video about the next issue. Click on the video below to watch what he has to say, and how the strengthening marriage issue can help you and your ministry.
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Dr. Weiss is also the guest on the Ministry Today/Ministry21 Network's conference call in November. Join us for an hour of interesting conversation with the nationally known Christian counselor on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. EDT, 3 p.m. CDT, 2 p.m. MDT and 1 p.m. PDT. Here is the call information: Dial-in number (712) 432-1001; access code: 465167955#. Save the date now as we to talk to Dr. Weiss about strengthening marriage.
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