Dr. James Earl Massey
By Carl Stagner
No tribute could ever come close to adequately describing the preacher, the professor, the person of Dr. James Earl Massey. Musician, mentor, author, theologian, friend, husband—Massey lived a life of many roles and with many talents, but his widespread influence across the Movement and beyond is perhaps unparalleled today. Not surprisingly, word of his passing from this life on Sunday, June 24, 2018, spread rapidly across the country and around the world, prompting a mixture of sorrow for our loss, celebration of his homegoing, and gratitude for the profound impact of his life on ours. Continue reading
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Photo: CBH recording studio on the camp meeting grounds in Anderson.
By Mykaela Alvey
In 1947, an Anderson College student named Richard Lee Meischke, who had an interest in radio, conceived the idea of a nationally distributed radio broadcast about the Church of God. This idea, followed up by conversations with a talented preacher at Anderson’s Park Place Church of God, Dr. Dale Oldham, and the Board of Church Extension and Home Missions, led to the launch what would be known as Christian Brotherhood Hour in January of 1947. Using the sanctuary of Park Place Church, they began producing programs, with Dr. Oldham acting as host and speaker. Their slogan would be, “A united Church for a divided world.” Continue reading
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By James Earl Massey
[Be] eager to maintain the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace. —Ephesians 4:3 RSV
Human contacts can at times be burdensome. Strained relations can happen in many ways: there is strain when our opinions clash, when our cultures differ, when our individual expectations are diverse, and when our personal interests are separate—and strong. Unless the spirit of community prevails in these times of strain, any oneness is thwarted. Unity is a divine gift, but we believers can experience that oneness only as we let it happen through open sharing with one another. Continue reading
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Photo: James Earl Massey
The Anderson University School of Theology and the Center for Christian Leadership will welcome Dr. James Earl Massey on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, for the 33rd Annual Newell Lectures in Biblical Studies. Massey will present lectures focused on “The Word of God and Church Life.” Continue reading
By Joe Allison
Warner Press has published a new book by James Earl Massey to help preachers present the key truths of the epistle to the Hebrews. Preaching from Hebrews is the result of several decades of study and preaching by Dr. Massey, dean emeritus of Anderson University School of Theology. Continue reading
Photo: Worship at the Mid-Year Leadership Conference 2014.
By Charles Myricks
“One of the best Mid-Year Leadership Conferences we’ve had!” was an often-heard sentiment expressed by Mid-Year Leadership Conference attendees in Birmingham, Alabama, March 4–6, 2014.