Dr. Charles Feinberg’s masterwork on the two major views of millennialism has been re-issued by BMH Books with updated graphics and is now available for shipping. Millennialism: The Two Major Views, a 400-page paperback classic, carefully and systematically lays out the biblical interpretation systems for both the premillennial and amillennial views. In a foreword, Grace Theological Seminary founder Alva J. McClain says,[...]
Karen Harper By Liz Cutler Gates A vacation to Europe more than 20 years ago cut short a successful teaching career while inspiring an up-and-coming author. “I didn’t start out to be a writer,” says Karen Harper, the teacher-turned-novelist who now has more than 40 mystery, suspense, and historical books to her credit. “I was an English teacher and a great reader,” she recalls. “But I came b[...]
With the Lord Joyce Elaine Ashman Joyce Elaine Ashman, 67, of Winona Lake, Indiana, died September 19, 2006, in Warsaw, Indiana. She was the daughter of Rev. Robert Allen and Bernice Eyleen Miller Ashman and the family moved to Winona Lake when Joyce was 12. She worked in the Grace College and Seminary business office from 1961 to 1990, worked for Dr. William Remington’s office, and at Jefferson School in Winona Lake. A [...]
A new vocal recording by the Sam Baer family of the Victory Mountain Grace Brethren Chapel in Dryhill, Kentucky, presents purchasers with a great opportunity to help that church. “Constantly Abiding: Hymns and Songs of Simple Faith” is the title of the album, which includes 14 songs. Vocals are by Sam, Betty, Sophia, and Sonya Baer. Piano accompaniment is by Betty Baer. Repertoire ranges from old public-domain favo[...]
by Paul Hoard Pastors Juan Marenco (left) and Paul Guay jointly pastor the Mabton, Washington, Hispanic and Anglo congregations. Here they enjoy a meal and fellowship at this year Mabton, Washington, is a small Yakima Valley town of 1,891 people, 89 percent of whom are Hispanic. The town’s greatest claim to fame until now was the discovery of mad cow disease in 2003. Early in its existence the Mabton Grace Brethren Churc[...]
By Ron Dorner “Of course, I know where I live!” you say. But what’s important is not where you think you live, but where state governments determine you live. The issue is complicated. If you have always lived in one state, owned no property in another state, and intend to die in the state you have always lived in you don’t need to read further. However, many of us have lived in, or plan to live in, mor[...]
Brethren Missionary Herald Company is making a special offer to Grace Brethren churches and their missions committees who choose to use Tom Julien’s new book, Antioch Revisited, as a study and resource guide for missions committees and mission strategy planners. The book, which presents the fictional but true-to-life story of “John,” a missionary who comes to a ministry-changing conclusion, is written in two [...]
Events of general interest among Grace Brethren churches. Details and registration information are available from sponsoring organizations or through www.fgbc.org. Nov. 3-5 – Grace Homecoming (GCandS) Nov. 5-6 – VisionOhio Church Planting Leadership Summit (GBNAM) Nov. 10-11 — Dedication of the CE National Training Center (CEN) Nov. 13 – VIP Campus Visit Day (GCandS) Dec. 14 – Fall Semester Ends ([...]
The election process has been completed for the Board of Trustees for Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana. This was an unusual year in that there was only one incumbent, John Gregory, on the ballot. The other incumbents had reached term limit (five elected three-year terms, or 15 years) or for personal reasons had asked not to be nominated again. Those going off the Board were: Tom Avey, Ray Davis, Ralph Fitz, Gor[...]
By Katy Devereaux Roy Snyder For more than 15 years, Roy Snyder, a resident of Grace Village in Winona Lake, Indiana, has been writing “The Missionary Veterans of Foreign Wars,” a four-page monthly newsletter for retired Grace Brethren missionaries. It helps veteran missionaries stay informed about active and retired missionaries. Snyder selects six or seven lines from each of the e-mails and newsletters he receive[...]
Bud and Rose Barger Harry (Bud) Barger of Hagerstown, Maryland, joined CE National’s staff beginning October 1, 2006, part-time in the area of financial and estate planning. Since 1998 Bud has led the Grace Brethren Financial and Estate Planning Ministry. He will continue to work from his home in Hagerstown. Barger’s experience includes being business administrator and director of development for The Salvation Army[...]
Treasures of Wisdom: Studies in Colossians and Philemon, the latest in the revised and re-issued New Testament commentaries in The Kent Collection, is now available from BMH Books. Written by Dr. Homer Kent, Jr., president and dean emeritus of Grace College and Seminary, the 208-page paperback brings Dr. Kent’s extensive knowledge of the Greek language and the culture of the ancient Near East to illuminate these two New [...]
Events of general interest among Grace Brethren Churches. Details and registration information are available from sponsoring organizations or through www.fgbc.org. Sept. 6 – 412 Classes Begin (CEN) Sept. 12-13 – Mission Leader Roundtable (GBIM) Sept. 13 – Children’s Worker Conference, Delaware, OH (CEN) Sept. 15 – VIP Campus Visit Days (GCandS) Sept. 17 – CE National Mid Atlantic Celebration[...]
Pentagon firefighter Larry Everett faced a physical wall of fire on 9/11. (See 9/11 Firefighter Remembers ‘Taste of Hell’ at Pentagon.) But the Bible says that anyone who has not received Christ as Savior will experience a very real “lake of fire” forever. Because of man’s sin, the bond that had existed between God and humankind was severed. In our present state, we cannot have a relationship with[...]
Lester Kennedy (left) was presented with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” commendation and plaque by Whitey Willard (right), one of the young pastors Kennedy mentored. The Association of Grace Brethren Ministers, meeting during Celebrate06 national conference in Indian Wells, California, honored three of its members. Lester Kennedy was selected for the “Lifetime Achievement Award,” Glen Shirk was named [...]
Larry Everett Larry Everett had a taste of hell that day five years ago. Everett, a firefighter, was called in to assist when a hijacked Boeing 757 slammed into the 29-acre Pentagon complex on September 11, 2001. Everett vividly recalls entering the third floor of the massive facility and being met with a wall of fire. Temperatures exceeded 2,500 degrees–he and his crew of 25 watched metal desks and file cabinets melt be[...]
Fellowship Coordinator Tom Avey has announced dates and theme for five regional Focus Retreats during the coming year. Open to all pastors, elders, and leaders in Grace Brethren churches, the Focus Retreats have become a combination of learning, fellowship, and spiritual refreshment time for many. Specific information and locations for all retreats, including registration information, is available at www.fgbc.org/focus. The th[...]
Pastor Jim Cymbala of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, spoke twice on Tuesday on the “Power of the Word” and the “Power of the Spirit.”Celebrate06, the annual adult conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, was held July 29-August 3, 2006, at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort in Indian Wells, California. The week’s theme, chosen and directed by FGBC moderator Keith Shearer, was “Hearts[...]
Nick Vujicic, who was born without arms and legs, gave a powerful message to teens on Sunday night of the youth conference. He laced his talk with self-deprecating humor. Brethren National Youth Conference, the annual gathering of more then 2,500 teens sponsored by CE National, met on the Biola University campus in LaMirada, California, the week of July 22-28, 2006. Using the “Rescue” theme based on Colossians 1:13[...]
For more than 70 years, BMH has been providing breaking news, compelling stories, and clear-cut books and articles on theology and Christian living.
Your financial support helps ensure that ministries like GraceConnect magazine, the graceconnect.us news site, and Grace Brethren history projects (and more) will continue to serve the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.
Keep the news coming! Make a tax-deductible donation today!
To give by mail, simply make your check payable to the Brethren Missionary Herald Company and mail it to: