Journal of Contemporary Ministry No.9 (print version)

Journal of Contemporary Ministry No.9 (print version)


The Journal of Contemporary Ministry acts as a place for reporting research and discussing issues related to contemporary ministry, including related theological and biblical questions. The Journal of Contemporary Ministry is owned and published by the CRA.

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    Journal of Contemporary Ministry No.9 2024

    One of the most significant events recorded in the Hebrew Testament is Samuel’s appointment of the first king, Saul. It marked the beginning of the division between the political and spiritual leadership of the young nation. Similar processes were happening in other parts of the globe with the formation of Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, and Confucianism in the period now referred to as the Axial Age. Prior to this time, there had certainly been individuals who had focussed more on the spiritual dimension, such as the sharmans, while others focussed on the political activities of their societies, but it was only in the Axial Age that separate political and religious institutions began to appear.

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    Peer Reviewed Articles

    Modernisation and the Importance of Rituals in Isan for Cross-Cultural Missions
    The Lawyer’s Question, the Law of Negligence and the Parable of the Good Samaritan
    Why People are Ceasing to Attend Churches and to Identify with Religious Institutions
    Why Churches Should Consider the Formation of Social Capital in the Design of their Welfare Programs
    Ministry on Their Turf: The Roles and Functions of Christian Sports Chaplains in Contemporary Australian Society

    Pastoral Reflection

    Reflections on Church Seeding in the Frontier of Suburban Sprawl

    Book Reviews

    The Heart of a Chaplain: Exploring Essentials for Ministry
    Beyond Doubt: The Secularization of Society
    The Christian Gospel: A Short Account of the Momentous News About Jesus Christ
    Dementia and the Church: Creating a Dementia Friendly Church & Dementia and the Church: Memory, Care and Inclusion
    The Gender Revolution: A Biblical, Biological and Compassionate Response
    The Final Lap: Navigating the Transitions of Later Life

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