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At No Loss for Words: Authors in the Church of God Talk Writing

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By Carl Stagner

From the earliest days, written communication perpetuated the message of the Church of God. In the Gospel Trumpet, as well as countless books, pamphlets, and tracts, writers wielded the power of influence through teaching, informing, and encouraging readers across the country and around the world. While technology has fueled a shift to other media and communication methods in recent decades, books—available as hardcopies or on e-readers—will never go away. Avid and casual readers know there’s still something intangible and simple about books, captivating the imagination and stirring the soul. Perhaps that’s why hundreds—if not thousands—of Church of God pastors and laypeople have authored at least one book. It would be impossible to capture all of their thoughts in a single article. Nevertheless, a sample of four Church of God authors were interviewed recently by Church of God Ministries (CGM): Bill Konstantopoulos, Glenn Koster, Bob Highlands, and Mark Jackson. Their perspectives offer a glimpse into the world of writing books in the Church of God movement. Continue reading

Jesus—the Subject at Pastors’ Fellowship 2014

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Photo: A choir leads in worship at Pastors’ Fellowship 2014 at First Church of God in Winchester, Kentucky.

By Carl Stagner

Jesus—Savior and Lord. The way, the truth, and the life. The apostle Paul describes Jesus as the one by whom all things were made and for whom all things were made (Col 1:16). On May 5 and 6, Jesus was the subject through the preaching, teaching, worship, and fellowship at the annual meeting of the Pastors’ Fellowship at First Church of God in Winchester, Kentucky. Their theme clearly illustrated this focus on the author and finisher of our faith (Heb 12:2 NKJV): “When Jesus Does the Preaching.” As they have for forty years, Church of God pastors from near and far met to encourage one another and once again emphasize the theology and doctrine of the Church of God, at which Jesus is the center. Continue reading