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Historical Account of Danish Missionary Captured in New Book

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By Carl Stagner

Simon Jacobsen, a Christian historian and author from Denmark, has recently published a book capturing the history of one of the first two Church of God missionaries to Denmark, Morris C. Johnson. Two years after surrendering his life to Christ at the age of sixteen at a Church of God congregation in the United States, he accepted a call to missions. Since his grandfather had immigrated to the U.S. in 1872 from Denmark, Johnson vowed that he would return to the Scandinavian country of his ancestry. The influence of Johnson’s work, beginning in 1910, was thereafter extensive yet, until now, accounts of his impact for the Church of God—and the kingdom—have been scant, at best. Thanks to months of diligent research across national borders, through the Church of God Archives at Anderson University, and with Church of God Ministries, Simon Jacobsen has chronicled the unique story of Morris Johnson’s life—one of drama, adventure, conflict, and Spirit-fueled perseverance. Continue reading

Marty Grubbs Releases New Book through Warner Press

“Jesus did not come to the earth to give me a comfortable, Americanized version of Christianity. He came to change us.” A new book published by Warner Press, the publishing house of the Church of God, explains what it truly means to be restored, and how to get there. Restored: Getting Back to Who You Were Meant to Be,” by Marty Grubbs, is already receiving widespread interest and acclaim. So, what does it really mean to be restored? Continue reading

Eight Simple Ways to Express Appreciation for Your Pastor

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Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. —1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 (NIV)

In October we take time out every year to say thank you to our pastors for the hard work and dedication they show their churches and congregations throughout the year. What does your church have planned for your pastor(s) this year? Here are a few simple ways you and your church can show them your appreciation. Continue reading

Warner Press Honors Years of Service, Announces New Opportunities

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By Gwynne Watkins

Warner Press announces that Joe Allison is retiring from his position as editorial director, discipleship resources and curriculum. In this role, Rev. Allison was responsible for overseeing the editorial development of curriculum, periodicals, and discipleship resources.

Rev. Allison is retiring from a career of nearly forty-five years in Christian publishing. He was first hired by Warner Press in 1971, and later worked for Thomas Nelson Publishers, Zondervan Publishing House, and Evangel Publishing House. In 2004 he returned to Anderson to become the publishing and creative services coordinator for Church of God Ministries, where he coordinated the publishing ministry of Church of God Ministries. Allison returned to Warner Press in 2014. Continue reading

Beware Religion in Politics, or Politics in Religion? New Book from Warner Press

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The 2014 mid-term elections continue to underscore the influence of religious beliefs upon public policy. Christians, Muslims, Jews, and even atheists demand to be heard in debates about terrorism, immigration, gun control, health insurance, and other hot button issues. But how does American political ideology influence its religious beliefs, especially in the evangelical Christian community? Patrick Nachtigall, a missiologist living in Berlin, believes American culture has shaped American evangelicalism so decisively that evangelicals are ill-prepared to face the economic and spiritual challenges ahead. Continue reading

Warner Press Releases Massey Book on Hebrews

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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

Church of God Ministries Publishing Merges with Warner Press

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At the beginning of January, the publishing work of Church of God Ministries in Anderson, Indiana, was reintegrated into its subsidiary, Warner Press, Inc. This ends a fifteen-year period in which curriculum, books for the Church of God, and hymnals have been produced by Church of God Ministries and distributed under the Warner Press brand. Continue reading