Monday, March 26, 2007

Risk Management

James F. Cobble, Jr. and Richard R. Hammar, Risk Management Handbook for Churches and Schools (St. Matthews, North Carolina: Christian Ministry Resources, 2001). This book provides comprehensive guidelines for preventing accidents, protecting the physical property and assets of a Christian organization, and minimizing potential litigation. It covers such matters as the handling of money, defamation, counseling, fire, crime, and vandalism, contracts, sexual misconduct and child abuse, and employment discrimination. It is a real "eye-opener" with many practical and well-considered suggestions, making it a "must read" for Christian organizations operating in the ever-increasingly hyper-litigious Western world.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Critique of Current Evangelical Modus Operandi

For a thought-provoking, stimulating, and convicting assessment of many practices and and procedures (as well as their underlying presuppositons) that are being undertaken within the compass of Conservative Evangelicalism, particuarly those which are observed by the media and the general public, see Power Religion: The Selling out of the Evangelical Church?, ed. Michael Scott Horton (Chicago: Moody Press, 1992). The book contains highly readable and well-written articles by such Evangelical thinkers as Charles Colson, J. I. Packer, R. C. Sproul, and Alister McGrath.