Jamie Buckingham served as Editor-in-Chief for Ministries Today magazine from 1989 to the time of his death in early 1992. Each issue he wrote a “Preview” column for the magazine. These columns are all found on this page in pdf form.
Post Year: 1989
Charismatic Fads (Jan/Feb 1989) (Editorial) — Both AmericanPosted on — Leave a comment
Charismatic Fads (Jan/Feb 1989) (Editorial) — Both American culture and American Christianity operate on fad.
Profitable Fellowship – Every pastor I know feelsPosted on — Leave a comment
Profitable Fellowship – Every pastor I know feels it is important for pastors to fellowship with each other.
The Supreme Court, Abortion, and Spiritual Warfare (Mar/AprilPosted on — Leave a comment
The Supreme Court, Abortion, and Spiritual Warfare (Mar/April 1989) (Editorial)– What’s actually involved in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review the abortion issue?
Operation Rescue – Randy Ostrander is my “sonPosted on — Leave a comment
Operation Rescue – Randy Ostrander is my “son in the faith.” He was our first full-time staff member at the Tabernacle Church.
How to Deal with an Adversary (July/Aug 1989)Posted on — Leave a comment
How to Deal with an Adversary (July/Aug 1989) — Oral Roberts went to Washington and what he learned there changed his mind, so he “smoked the peace pipe” with the IRS.
Raising up Leaders – Several years ago IPosted on — Leave a comment
Raising up Leaders – Several years ago I attended a leadership seminar with about 100 other people.
Happy Hunters – No one is neutral aboutPosted on — Leave a comment
Happy Hunters – No one is neutral about the Happy Hunters, Charles and Frances.
For the “Little Pastors” – Bob Hellmann isPosted on — Leave a comment
For the “Little Pastors” – Bob Hellmann is the pastor of a small church in Huntsville, Alabama.
Facing Today’s Problems – Last November Charisma MagazinePosted on — Leave a comment
Facing Today’s Problems – Last November Charisma Magazine published a story on Mickey Evans ministry to drug and alcohol abusers at Dunklin Memorial Camp near Okeechobee, Florida.
(16 editions) Recently our dancers came to thePosted on — Leave a comment
(16 editions) Recently our dancers came to the platform during the time or worship…; I believe the 90s will be years of profound change and preparation…; and more…
American Believers and South Africa; Code of Ethics;Posted on — Leave a comment
American Believers and South Africa; Code of Ethics; Idols in the Church; Men of Vision; Clowns in the Pulpit; Changing Trends in Communication
The Art of Being in Control; Handling Applause;Posted on — Leave a comment
The Art of Being in Control; Handling Applause; Four Absolutes of Quality Pastoral Management; Disciplines to Set You Free
Changing the Command in the Local Church (ThePosted on — Leave a comment
Changing the Command in the Local Church (The Relief Pitcher; The New Pastor; Following a Dictator; The Personality Pastor; Following a Fallen Pastor)
What is Happening to the Charismatic Movement; ThePosted on — Leave a comment
What is Happening to the Charismatic Movement; The High Pressure of Youth Ministry; Your Call to the Ministry
Where Can Pastors Go for Help; Guidelines forPosted on — Leave a comment
Where Can Pastors Go for Help; Guidelines for Restoration of Fallen Ministers; Identity; Pastoral (and Church) Image; W.A. Criswell Charged with Plagiarism
Sympathetic Applause; Transferring the Fire; Even Though YouPosted on — Leave a comment
Sympathetic Applause; Transferring the Fire; Even Though You May Be Small, Think Big; The Case for Young Leaders
The Risk Factor (January 1989) – During myPosted on — Leave a comment
The Risk Factor (January 1989) – During my senior year in high school a group of women somewhere in the nation started a movement to have all competitive team sports — especially football — removed from public schools. Team sports, they complained, were too traumatic. Children, they argued, should not be led to believe their team could win, then suffer the trauma of losing. They should only play games where everyone wins…
A Tip Worth Taking (February 1989) – ItPosted on — Leave a comment
A Tip Worth Taking (February 1989) – It was Ghandi, legend has it, who said, “I would be a follower of Christ were it not for Christians.” A restaurant waitress from Pueblo, Colorado, struggling with that same problem, asked, “Why are Christians so rude to waitresses?”…
Hope For All of Us (March 1989) –Posted on — Leave a comment
Hope For All of Us (March 1989) – Eleven years ago, my daddy died. It was Sunday afternoon. We had just come in from church and the phone was ringing. It was my mother in Vero Beach…
Choosing to Obey God (April 1989) – IPosted on — Leave a comment
Choosing to Obey God (April 1989) – I was fresh out of seminary and the new pastor of a Baptist Church in a little South Carolina town when Martin Luther King led his famous march from Montgomery to Selma, Alabama. We did a lot of talking about racial segregation in our deacons’ meetings those days. Everyone was defensive…
The Spirit of Murder (May 1989)- One earlyPosted on — Leave a comment
The Spirit of Murder (May 1989)- One early morning in January the lights in the Florida State Penitentiary flickered and dimmed as the executioner pulled a switch in the death chamber. More than 4,000 volts of electricity surged through the body of Ted Bundy, who was strapped in the three-legged oak chair known as Old Sparky…
Peace in Israel (June 1989) – The nightPosted on — Leave a comment
Peace in Israel (June 1989) – The night before I left Jerusalem there was a riot on the Temple Mount. Fifteen thousand Moslems had gathered inside the 40-acre area surrounding the Mosque of Omar, the huge golden dome which dominates the Jerusalem skyline…
Jesus and Capitol Punishment (July 1989) – OnPosted on — Leave a comment
Jesus and Capitol Punishment (July 1989) – On December 23, 1973, a 20-year-old Carl Songer, high on drugs, shot and killed a state trooper who had found him sleeping in the back of a stolen car…
The Roach Busters (August 1989) – There wasPosted on — Leave a comment
The Roach Busters (August 1989) – There was a message on my answering machine. Usually my secretary takes these off, but she was out, so I sat down and played back the tape. The accent was “down-South black,” warm and comfortable, the kind I grew up with working with my father’s pickers in the Florida citrus groves…
A Different Drumbeat (September 1989) – Is JimmyPosted on — Leave a comment
A Different Drumbeat (September 1989) – Is Jimmy Swaggart starting a denomination? Is it possible that 20 years from now there will be a sizable group of churches known as Swaggartans? Such as Lutherans. Or Wesleyans…
A Scout’s Honor (October 1989) – No bookPosted on — Leave a comment
A Scout’s Honor (October 1989) – No book influenced my young life more than the Boy Scouts handbook. In it I found a wonderful world of semaphore flags, sheepshanks, clove hitches, lean-tos and reflector ovens. It was my personal guidebook from the time I was 12 until I was 16. It took me from Tenderfoot, through the exciting world of merit badges, all the way to the coveted rank of Eagle Scout…
Giving Thanks (November 1989) – I stood inPosted on — Leave a comment
Giving Thanks (November 1989) – I stood in my den last August, stunned, watching my TV. There was Jim Bakker being half-dragged, half-led from his lawyer’s office in Charlotte. His hair disheveled, his shirt pulled out at the waist. His face anguished in fear. His wrists in handcuffs. His ankles in leg irons. Federal marshals put him into the backseat of a car where he collapsed. He was later driven to a federal prison in Butner, North Carolina, and committed to the psychiatric wing for evaluation…
My Finest Christmas (December 1989) – I hadPosted on — Leave a comment
My Finest Christmas (December 1989) – I had known for several months that my body could not maintain the pace. The time was December 1979 — 10 years ago. The pressures in our church had brought us to another crisis stage…