March 2006

Fremont Series Seeks ‘Desperate Households’

Pastor Kevin Pinkerton of Grace Community Church in Fremont, Ohio, is currently playing off the “Desperate Housewives” interest curve with a sermon series entitled “Desperate Households.” Coupled with an every-home mailing of about 30,000 pieces, the sermon series advertises “come and listen to what can be done about the things that you are desperate for.”

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Lititz Hosts Historic Certification Summit

Twenty-seven leaders among Grace Brethren clergy are meeting yesterday, today, and tomorrow at the Grace Brethren Church of Lititz, Pennsylvania, for a “Certification Summit” to discuss issues relating to the licensure and ordination procedures for the FGBC. The group includes district examining board personnel and AGBM officers representing churches from Soldotna, Alaska, to Fort Myers,

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‘Dispensationalism Under Fire’ to be Discussed

Dr. Tiberius Rata (pictured), Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies at Grace Theological Seminary, will be the keynote speaker at the next Religious Studies Symposium, to be held on Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in Ashman Chapel in McClain Hall on the seminary campus in Winona Lake, Indiana Dr. Rata has chosen “Dispensationalism under

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Distler Speaks for Youth Emphasis Week

Scott Distler (pictured), pastor of the Lititz, PA, Grace Brethren Church, is the featured speaker for Grace College’s Youth Emphasis Week this week on the Winona Lake, Indiana, campus. He will be speaking at five different events, including several college chapels. This year’s theme is “Building a Strong Foundation in a Shifting World.” Distler’s church

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Grace Theologians Participate in ETS

The Midwestern meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society met in Grand Rapids, Michigan, this past Friday and Saturday. Attending from Grace College and Seminary were professors Herb Bateman, Skip Forbes, and Brent Sandy, and students Dawn Modlin, Jonathan Potter, and Jeremy Wike. The theme of the conference was “Going Beyond the Bible Biblically: The Hermeneutical

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Brethren Encyclopedia Board Meets

Members of the Brethren Encyclopedia Board met at Ashland (OH) Seminary today for a spring meeting which included updates on publishing volume 4 of the encyclopedia, plans to publish additional Brethren-history monographs, and coordination of plans to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Brethren movement with tours and activities in Schwarzenau, Germany, in August of

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