Charles W. Turner Charles W. Turner, 78, former editor and general manager of the Brethren Missionary Herald Company, died at his residence in Winona Lake, IN on November 27, 2004. A graduate of Bob Jones University and Grace Theological Seminary, Turner held several Grace Brethren pastorates prior to assuming the BMH responsibilities. He moved to Winona Lake in 1971 after having pastored the Rittman, OH, Grace Brethren Church[...]
Dr. Mark Soto By Laura Bloomingdale Many of us read the Bible and long to be able to discern for ourselves exactly what it means. Dr. Mark Soto is offering us that opportunity. Soto will teach a class called “Feeding Yourself From the Word of God” at the Equip05 conference to be held in Winona Lake, IN, July 31-August 5, 2005. The class is designed to equip believers to study the Bible personally and to be able to [...]
With the Lord Mary Ann J. Habegger Mary Ann J. Habegger, 80, retired GBIM missionary, died Monday, November 1, 2004 at Decatur, Indiana. Habegger was deployed in 1952 as a registered nurse to Yaloke, Central African Republic. She spent 40 years working in Africa using her medical training and skill and retired in 1992 to Berne. The funeral was November 5 at Bethel Brethren Church in Berne, IN. Ron Busch, who was executive dire[...]
Where did those bags go, and what good did they do? By Beth Bryant Military wives at the Schofield Barracks in Hawaii were the grateful recipients of more than 2,000 care bags stuffed with notes, personal care items and other gifts from the women of the FGBC. Most of the women have husbands who are in Afghanistan in the unit which Chaplain James Schaefer serves. (photo courtesy Elizabeth Schaefer) Have you ever had a really bi[...]
by Sharon MacMillan Puppeteers from the Tracy, CA, Grace Brethren Church who helped provide the program for internationals in San Francisco at Thanksgiving time included (from left) Julie Chivers, Veronica Manzo, and Danielle Erichsen Working feverishly to finish decorations for the San Franciscan Thanksgiving, the women of Tracy, CA, Grace Brethren Church met Nov. 20 at church over brunch to learn more about the ministry of G[...]
Miriam Uphouse, former Dean of Women at Grace College, today wed David Christensen in a ceremony at Winona Lake (Ind.) Grace Brethren Church conducted by Pastor John Teevan. Mrs. Uphouse, 87, had known David Christensen, 89, since their college days together in Philadelphia. Each had previously lost a spouse to death, and many of their children and grandchildren participated in the ceremony. The matron of honor (left) was Mrs.[...]
The Grace Brethren Church of West Kittanning, Pennsylvania (Pastor John Patrick), was highlighted in Saturday’s Kittanning Daily-Leader Times. Here is the article: Maybe it’s just luck, or perhaps help from a higher power, but a community day planned by Grace Brethren Church for Sept. 11 really came together this year. This year, the third such community day organized by the church, features top-notch entertainment[...]
Christians now have an important new hobby to pursue–analyzing the faith and values stances of the just-announced Democratic vice-presidential candidate. A very helpful and insightful article is on the current blog of ChristianityToday.com. Rather than reproduce it entirely, I’ve selected just a few paragraphs here and there that give the flavor. I highly recommend reading the entire piece. Here are some excerpts: [...]
Among the many tributes to President Reagan that have flowed through the BMH office since the weekend was this one by a personal friend and former colleague, Pat Nolan. Pat (who once rode as Tommy Trojan at USC) is a former Republican leader of the California state assembly, and is now the president of Justice Fellowship in Washington, DC. His Justice e-report, a free e-mail report on constructive and restorative justice issue[...]
Missionaries, nationals, and selected individuals from various Grace Brethren national organizations participated in the GBIM-sponsored Microenterprise Development Summit this past week. (Jay Hocking photo) [...]
What a great gathering Grace Brethren International Missions (GBIM) has been having this week! Missionary businesspeople from all over the world have gathered for a Microenterprise Development Conference, which is being convened by Stuart Hake, the CFO of GBIM. I’ll reproduce here an article on the conference that has been prepared for the July, 2004 issue of FGBC World. I’ve been attending parts of the conference,[...]
‘Coffeehouse Ministry’ Thrives Outside Traditional Settings Neil Cole traded his pulpit for a patio table at a trendy California coffee shop — and started the first of his unusual churches. In 1999, Cole jettisoned his traditional pastoral ministry in Alta Loma to launch Awakening Chapel — founding it literally in the smoking section of The Coffee Tavern (TCT) in Long Beach, an urban beach town southwes[...]
Pastor Charles Ashman (standing, right) was honored Tuesday morning, June 1, 2004 for reaching his 80th birthday. Several dozen friends and Grace Brethren national organization staff people gathered in the lobby of the GBNAM building. Ashman’s wife, Frances, is seated at right (white blouse). Sandy Barrett of the FGBC Coordinator’s office (standing, at left) helped coordinate refreshments and arrangements for the s[...]
Oh goody. Here’s something else we can be concerned about! According to several reports I’ve read recently, pastors and church leaders must be much more careful about praying for people in public–you can’t reveal too much about their situation, even in praying for their welfare, because of the recent HIPAA act. University of Chicago’s Martin Marty has written a good, succinct piece on this issue &[...]
BMH Books is off and running again! Last night Dr. Homer Kent, Jr. delivered to us the finished manuscript of a project he’s been working on–the updated and expanded commentary on the book of Mark. He did a shorter,”lightweight” version some years ago, but this new version is meatier, has a chapter for each of the chapters in Mark, and will take its place beside his other fine commentaries. Production w[...]
My attention has been drawn lately to the “Emergent Church” and the movement within evangelicalism that calls itself “Postmodern.” I recently attended a panel discussion which included about eight leaders in this movement. I didn’t catch the names of all of them, but Doug Pagitt, pastor of Solomon’s Porch in Minneapolis, was the moderator of the panel. Pagitt is author of the just-published [...]
A highlight of the hymnsing was a “President’s Quartet” singing “Stand Up for Jesus.” At left are former Grace College & Seminary presidents John Davis, Ron Manahan (current president), Homer Kent, Jr., and at right is former Dean Bill Male.[...]
As in the days of old….Prof. Don Ogden led a hymnsing for about 100 on Friday evening in the Rainbow Room of the renovated Westminster Hotel in Winona Lake, IN. The evening was sponsored by Grace College and was preceded by a dinner.[...]
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