A fascinating new book presenting the spiritual biographies of 128 of the world’s greatest scientists, explorers, astronomers, mathematicians, and physical scientists has just been published by BMH Books and is now ready for shipping. Pioneer Explorers of Intelligent Design: Scientists Who Made a Difference was written by Dr. Don B. DeYoung, chairman of the Physical Science Department of Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind[...]
The 2007 FGBC Handbook is now available from the Fellowship Coordinator’s office. Copies have been sent to all official FGBC churches and to all individuals who are listed in the blue pages of the directory. Additional directories, at $6 per copy plus shipping, are available from the FGBC office at P.O. Box 384, Winona Lake, IN, 46590; by calling (574) 269-1269; or by e-mailing Sandy Barrett at email@example.com. Please do [...]
Making Our Mark is the theme for this year’s DRIVEN conference for young adults, which will be held on the campus of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, June 21-24, 2007. Keynote speakers for the conference include Kary Oberbrunner from the Powell, Ohio, Grace Brethren Church; Pastor Jeff Bogue of the Norton, Ohio, north campus; Pastor Jim Brown from the Goshen, Indiana, church; and Kondo Simfukwe from Christ’s Covena[...]
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 [...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
By Katy Devereaux Rick Glass “I’m having so much fun,” Rick Glass says of his first year teaching fourth grade at Harrison Elementary School in Warsaw, Indiana. After 30 years of working at Napa Auto Parts, Glass returned to school at Taylor University in Fort Wayne, then transferred to Grace College in Winona Lake in pursuit of his teaching license. Now he has his own classroom of 25 kids. But he remembers t[...]
Dr. Duke Heller, author of the BMH book How to Start a Kingdom Conversation, was recently interviewed on “Bob Burney Live,” a Columbus, Ohio, radio talk show on WFRD. In the interview, he mentioned one of the themes of the book–if you cannot name the time and place you received Christ, perhaps you are not really a Christian and should make that commitment immediately. A mother, listening to him, asked her 21-[...]
Tracey and Marie Owen, retired from careers in graphic arts and nursing, now give several months a year to leading project teams for Roving Volunteers in Christ’s Service (RVICS)By Paul Hoard Retirement for Tracey and Marie Owen holds much more than just afternoons of Bocce Ball and winters in Florida. This couple, from Winona Lake (IN) Grace Brethren Church, looked at their retirement not as the end of work, but as anot[...]
John McIntosh At the delegates’ luncheon at Celebrate06, Pastor John McIntosh of Simi Valley, California, was elected Second Moderator-Elect of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC), which means he will be moderator of the FGBC for the year following Jim Brown. Tim Boal is moderator 2006-2007, Jim Brown will be 2007-2008, and McIntosh will be moderator 2008-2009. Larry Humberd (Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, Pennsy[...]
Jimmy McAllister Jimmy McAllister, 6, from the York, Pennsylvania, Grace Brethren Church, is off to a good start in the literary world. Recently Jimmy, who started Kindergarten this year, was notified that his illustrated book entry, “Letters to Max: Letters Home to my Dog Max from Vacation in the Outer Banks,” was awarded first-place (with a $100 first-place prize) in the 7-and-under category at the town’s Y[...]
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,[...]
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[...]
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 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[...]
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