July 08 Think is In

One of the finest things that comes to my mailbox each month is think Magazine. It is published by Focus Press, which you can check out by clicking H-E-R-E. There are links on their site to purchase individual issues of the magazine in PDF format, and many other things. I am posting here the contents of this issue, primarily for my own use, so that I may now SEARCH this site and come across a HIT among the words below which might help me in my study of some particular topic or passage that has been dealt with by these fine writers. I can then find it among the issues of the magazine on my shelves (or, PDF versions are available for reading on the computer). You might wish to do the same thing some time, so perhaps it will be a help to you, as well.

This July 2008 issue has the theme: “The Future is in your Hands: Embrace Them.” From page 4 this quote is found: “Homes will be stronger and lives will be richer only when parents stop making excuses for not making the sacrifices necessary to bring up children in the ‘training and admonition of the Lord’ (Ephesians 6:4).”

  • Page 4… FROM THE EDITORS, by Brad Harrub and Jim Palmer. A quote: “The need for faithful parents (and as a result, strong homes) is so elementary—yet it is so contrary to today’s cultural norms that we decided to devote an entire issue to the subject.”
  • Page 7… ON THE LIGHTER SIDE, “Casseroles and Fellowship,” by Jimmy Davy.
  • Page 8… FAITH AND FINANCE, “Three R’s to Face a RECESSION,” by Jim Palmer. (1) Renew Your Trust in God; (2) Repent of Ruinous Habits; (3) Remember That Someone Else is Suffering More.
  • Page 12… LIFE IN AMERICA, “Become a Better Father,” by Phil Sanders.
  • Page 14… DAILY WALK, “Childlike Greatness,” by Adam Faughn. An acrostic: Caring; Honest; Innocent; Love; Devoted.
  • Page 15… ATHEISM EXPOSED (a new department), “The JESUS Problem,” by Dewayne Bryant. The New Atheists: A Different Breed of Unbelievers.
  • Page 16… “Growing Up Too Soon,” by Glenn Colley. “Today’s society has collectively sacrificed its children’s years of innocence on the altar of its hedonism and materialism.”
  • Page 19… “Generation to Generation,” by Tommy South. 2 Timothy 1:5; Acts 16:1-3.
  • Page 20… “Parenting the Heart,” by Jim Palmer.
  • Page 22… “Redefining Success,” by Brad Harrub. “Many congregations have ‘vital statistic’ boards mounted in the front of their auditorium that record attendance and contribution. I would suggest congregations add a new line: ‘Number of children who abandoned the Faith this year.'”
  • Page 25… “The Next Generation: KEY TO THE FUTURE,” by Jason R. Roberts. Timely Principles from Deuteronomy 6.
  • Page 26… “Of Fathers and Their Sons,” by Jared Jackson. “Being a dad with lofty spiritual goals for his family takes a lot of work. But goals are not enough. Action must follow.”
  • Page 28… “Overscheduled + Overstressed + Overstimulated = Disconnected,” by Cindy Palmer.
  • Page 29… “Stepping Stones to Our Future,” by David Longley.
  • Page 31… “It Takes One to Know One,” by Cindy Colley.
  • Page 32… A WOMAN’S PERSPECTIVE, “Spiritually Confident Children,” by Jill Jackson.
  • Page 33… HEART OF THE MATTER, “Giver vs Taker,” by Brad Harrub.
  • Page 35… TRAIN AND NURTURE, “Sweet Memories of Mom,” by Sandra Thornton.
  • Page 36… MAN TO MAN, “Purity Starts with Love,” by Bubba Ingram.
  • Page 38… LIGHT FROM THE PAST, “The Adventures of Jonah,” by Dewayne Bryant.