Compiled by Chris Moon and Jim Nieman
Students at Lincoln Christian Seminary and Great Lakes Christian College took home top awards in the Stone-Campbell Journal Student Paper Competition. In addition, an Abilene Christian University graduate student won the Isaac Errett Award for his paper.
Andrew Nichols, of LCS, won the graduate division with a paper called “Divine Medicine: Trials According to John Cassian.” Kalman Mate, of GLCC, won the undergraduate division with a paper called “Begetting a Man: Eve’s Response in Genesis 4:1 to the Power Move Made by Adam after the Fall.”
ACU grad student Joel Childers won the Isaac Errett Award with his paper, “Female Participation in the Kerrville, Texas Bible Training Work.”
In addition, 22 Promising Scholar Awards were named. The students were selected by their respective faculties as the most promising of their graduating class to succeed at their next level of biblical or theological education, whether in a master’s program or a PhD program. These awards are presented at awards or graduation ceremonies.
The 2019 Stone-Campbell Journal Conference was held at Johnson University in Knoxville, Tenn.
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Adam Hale, senior minister with Glendale (Ky.) Christian Church, spent last week (Aug. 3-10) umpiring the Little League World Series’ Great Lakes and Midwest Regional Tournaments in Westfield, Ind. He was plate umpire in the Midwest final, according to the News-Enterprise of Elizabethtown, Ky.
“The first several days were on ESPN-plus,” Hale told the paper. “Then, on Thursday for the semifinals, ESPN brought in their main crew for the main channel and you could just tell everything was bigger.”
Hale, 35, who started umpiring during high school, said his goal is to umpire the Little League World Series Tournament in Williamsport, Pa. He’s a step closer to that goal, after receiving a post-tournament recommendation.
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Pinedale Christian Church, Winston-Salem, NC, recently offered a free dental clinic to all veterans. More than 300 veterans signed up for the two-day clinic, and more than 30 dentists and hygienists volunteered to provide cleanings, extractions, and other services. The church also served a meal.
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An Illinois man wrote a Christian book about not giving up on one’s loved ones—and he is donating the proceeds to the missions ministry at Northeast Christian Church in Rockford, Ill. Dan Domberg’s Never Beyond Hope is about his estranged relationship with his father, with some surprises built into the narrative, according to the Beloit Daily News. The book, released in July, is available at Amazon.
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Christian Financial Resources has surpassed $500 million in assets under management. CEO Darren Key marked the milestone on Facebook. As part of the announcement, Key presented a $5,000 financial grant to International Disaster Emergency Service on behalf of CFR.
“It’s an awesome blessing from God to be entrusted with managing half a billion dollars of resources for maximum kingdom impact,” Key said. “But the champions are always the ministries we serve and the investors that provide the fuel to fund these projects.”
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Partners in Ministry, a free minister and elder appreciation workshop, is planned for Sept. 14 in Cincinnati. The Center for Church Leadership, Bob Russell Ministries, and Vanderbloemen Search Group are partnering together for the event, which begins at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast at Cincinnati Christian University. The first session is at 9 a.m. A free lunch will be at noon (between sessions).
Partners in Ministry is a five-year initiative to build Bible-based, healthy relationships between the minister and elders in Christian churches and churches of Christ.
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