by Ashley Woodworth and Paul Hoard Mark Sharp maintains a strong faith while fighting the effects of Parkinson’s disease.Exhausted, Mark Sharp finally crossed the finish line of the grueling triathlon. Though he came in last for taking almost two hours to complete the race, he was thrilled. Why? Mark Sharp has Parkinson’s disease, and for him, just finishing the event was a victory. “My goal was to finish,[...]
By Liz Cutler Gates Ken Lawson readily admits he didn’t intend to spend the greater part of his law enforcement career in the Sexual Assault Unit of the Columbus (Ohio) Division of Police. But after more than a decade, he has found it to be a place where he can help people. “I never expected to stay in the office,” says the member of the Grace Brethren Church of Columbus (Worthington). “Now I can’[...]
One of the classic works in premillennial eschatology, The End Times by Herman A. Hoyt, was recently re-issued by BMH Books of Winona Lake, Indiana. The 243-page paperback is an investigation of what is to come, and it guides the reader through 12 understandable, in-depth chapters. Hoyt examines the vocabulary of eschatologists along with the various stages of the human post-life experience. Further, readers discover more abou[...]
By Ron Dorner You have experienced a winter with record utility bills and are now seeing gasoline prices a dollar higher than last year. Perhaps you have stretched your budget dollars to the point where they have snapped. “What to do next?” is the question. First realize that higher utility bills and gasoline are with us to stay. This means each of us will need to make adjustments. Basically, each family will need [...]
The proposed prototype new bylaws for the Association of Grace Brethren Ministers have been posted on the AGBM website at www.agbm.org under the “Document Archive” section in preparation for discussion and adoption at the AGBM meetings during the forthcoming Celebrate06 national conference. The document is the result of many hours of work by AGBM’s development consultant, Dr. Jerry Young, and the officers of [...]
A Heart Opened Wide – Studies in 2 Corinthians, the latest revised and updated commentary in The Kent Collection, was released in early June, 2006, by BMH Books of Winona Lake, Indiana. Second Corinthians is often regarded as the apostle Paul’s most personal letter and Dr. Homer A. Kent’s informal writing brings out that aspect. The commentary peers into the heart of Paul and illuminates not only who he was a[...]
The Peninsula Grace Brethren Church of Soldotna, Alaska (Dan Thornton, pastor) this Sunday, June 11, will begin a free three-day seminar by Russ Miller of Creation, Evolution and Science Ministries. Sunday, June 11, the topic at 9:30 AM will be “Facts vs. Biblical Accounts” with “Noah’s Ark and Dinosaurs” at 11 a.m. and “What the Bible Says, Old Earth Dating Methods Exposed, The Global Flood[...]
Word has been received from Pastor Jack Brown in Gloucester, Massachusetts, that Dave Warner from the Island Pond, Vermont, Grace Brethren Church (Jake Kocis, pastor) was crushed by a tree late yesterday and went home to be with the Lord. According to a police report, Warner was cutting trees on his property late yesterday and was found at about 6 p.m. Dave Warner and his wife, Greta, moved from Winona Lake, Indiana, to Island[...]
More than 30 years ago, a special financial gift was made from Dayton, Ohio, First Grace Brethren Church to help a new church purchase property. That church is now Centerville Grace Brethren Church, pastored by Steve Makofka. At a recent Tri-States District conference, Makofka presented a gift of $5,000 to Tim Nixon to assist in Nixon’s new church plant. Nixon, who until recently was youth pastor at the Basore Road churc[...]
Four Laws for Effective Communicators, a pamphlet designed to illustrate and reinforce the “SALT Principles” being taught by author Tom Julien, is now available from BMH Books. The four-color 12-page pamphlet is based on Colossians 1:28-29 and is designed both as a standalone publication and as the framework text for SALT seminars teaching the four basic principles of spiritual reproduction. They are The Law of the[...]
BMH’s online editor’s weblog, or “blog,” is now two years old. The first entry was Friday, May 14, 2004. Many people back then had not heard of blogs and weren’t familiar with how to utilize them. That first day’s entry, incidentally, told of former BMH executive Charlie Turner conducting a fundraiser for Grace Village–Charlie is now with the Lord. In Charlie’s day, the “up[...]
The Wooster, Ohio, Grace Brethren Church was helpful in packing and shipping relief supplies to Katrina victims. By Crystal Ludwig When the calls for help came after the devastating hurricanes of summer and fall 2005, Grace Brethren congregations were quick to answer. The Grace Brethren community raised more than $210,000 for a disaster relief fund from which resources were distributed to individual churches as their projects [...]
By Crystal Ludwig The Leesburg (IN) Grace Brethren Church is going wild. Since the church wanted to expand its ministry to its neighborhood, former pastor Chris Hay suggested hosting a Wild Game Dinner, a ministry that Dr. John The “Stovepipe Holler Band” which performed for the Leesburg Wild Game Dinner included (from left), J. D. Woods, Lowell Dobbs, and Dr. John Davis. (Art Davis photo) Davis conducts all around[...]
A wide array of orthopaedic, Grace College and Seminary, and local leadership people participated in the March 17 groundbreaking ceremonies on the Grace campus. Grace College and Seminary broke ground on March 17 for a community meeting and exhibition center which will also be Grace’s premier venue for intercollegiate athletic contests, chapels, commencements, concerts, and other events. Dr. Ron Manahan, president of Gra[...]
The exterior of the Brethren Missionary Herald building in Winona Lake, along with the interior, will be significantly redesigned and renovated under the new lease agreement with Tree of Life Bookstores, Inc. Brethren Missionary Herald Co. of Winona Lake, Indiana, and Tree of Life Bookstores, Inc. of Marion, Indiana, jointly announced on April 5 that they have arrived at an agreement in principle for Tree of Life (TOL) to leas[...]
With the Lord Marjorie Foote, known in the Fellowship as a prayer warrior and as the mother of Pastor Robert Foote of the Huber Heights Grace Community Church in Ohio, passed away in her sleep during the early morning hours Thursday, March 23, 2006, at her home in Winona Lake, IN. Services were held at the Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church. Pastoral Changes John Teevan John Teevan, who has been senior pastor of the Winona Lake[...]
BMH Books of Winona Lake, Indiana, announces its latest release, entitled Breaking Tradition to Accomplish Vision: Training Leaders for a Church-Planting Movement by Paul R. Gupta and Sherwood Lingenfelter. Breaking Tradition is the story of Hindustan Bible Institute (HBI), a Bible institute founded in Chennai, India, to teach pastors and to foster church planting. Over time the institute had lost its vision and had, in the pr[...]
“Rescue” is the theme for this year’s Brethren National Youth Conference, to be held on the campus of Biola University in LaMirada, California, the week of Saturday, July 22 through Thursday, July 27, 2006. More than 2,500 teenagers traditionally participate in this action-packed week which includes marquee speakers, small-group and workshop opportunities, recreational options and much more. This year’s[...]
By Ron Dorner Health costs continue to rise at unreal rates. Most of us will work for more than one employer during our working years. Insurance costs are high because of misuse of the system. Most health insurance plans take decision-making away from the patient and give it to a third party. Now is the time to take charge of your own health care. The federal government has given us all the opportunity to make choices. If ther[...]
The annual corporation business meeting of the Brethren Missionary Herald Company will be held Wednesday, August 2, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. during Celebrate06 at Indian Wells, California. At that meeting corporation members and guests will hear financial reports, ministry updates, and will be addressed by the authors of several recent BMH books–Dr. Sherwood Lingenfelter, Dr. Tim Boal, and Kristine Pappas. BMH board chair[...]
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: