Photo: Dr. Lauren Winner
Anderson University will host Dr. Lauren Winner, associate professor of Christian spirituality at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina, as part of the Truth, Faith and Service speaker series. The Truth, Faith and Service speaker series is designed to highlight ideas found in the official seal of Anderson University—Veritas (Truth), Fidelitas (Faith) and Utilitas (Service). The speaker series is a part of the year-long centennial celebration for Anderson University. Winner will deliver a special address on Friday, November 4, at 7 PM in York Performance Hall. The public is invited to attend this free event. Continue reading
Photo: Four of our outstanding women pastors, (clockwise from upper-left) Shannon New-Spangler, Cheryl Sanders, Melissa Pratt, and Donna Rothenberger.
By Doug Talley
I remember the gender wars of elementary school. As kids looking for validation of our worth, we guys would declare that we were the superior gender and, of course, the girls would make the same claim. We’d argue back and forth, but I don’t remember anyone ever winning. The arguments led to tension, but not to resolution. By the time we got into middle school or high school, we readily abandoned those arguments. But that doesn’t mean that gender bias went away. Continue reading
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Tagged clergy women, Doug Talley, egalitarian, female, Indiana Ministries, leadership, ministers, ministry, pastors, series, women
By Carl Stagner
Frankenmuth, Michigan, might sound more like a Halloween town than the home of the largest Christmas store in the world. But at Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, the most wonderful time of the year is, in fact, when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Bronner’s is also the location at which five broadcasts of CBH ViewPoint were recorded, just in time for the season! Perhaps you’ve never tuned in to ViewPoint before, or maybe it’s been awhile. Be sure to tune in to this special, don’t-miss Christmas series, which will bring peace to your soul and, at times, tears of joy to your eyes. In each broadcast you’ll discover the deeper meanings behind the majesty of the manger. Continue reading
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Tagged Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, CBH ViewPoint, Christmas, Frankenmuth, Jared Powell, Jennifer Wilson, Jim Lyon, Michigan, radio, series
Photo: Steve Chiles preaches about the centrality of Jesus at Shartel Church of God.
By Carl Stagner
Old history textbooks are full of two letters that appear together with every recorded date since Jesus walked the earth. A.D., which stands for the Latin term anno Domini, translates as the year of our Lord. While the Church of God seeks to advance the message that Jesus is the subject, Pastor Steve Chiles of Shartel Church of God in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, got to thinking about what might happen if his congregation truly made 2015 the year of Jesus. Three months into Anno Domini 2015 at Shartel, transformation of hearts is already taking place. Continue reading
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Tagged challenge, ideas, Jesus Is the Subject, Oklahoma City, preaching, series, Shartel Church of God, Steve Chiles, theme, year