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Services Friday for Wayne Shaw, 89 (Plus News Briefs)

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Longtime Lincoln Christian University preaching professor and academic dean Dr. Wayne Shaw, 89, passed away July 14. Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Lincoln (Ill.) Christian Church, with services at 10 a.m. Friday at the church.

“There are easily five generations of Kingdom leaders and countless congregations and universities on whom he has left his mark,” LCU wrote in a tribute to Shaw.

Courtesy of Lincoln Christian University

 Shaw was born in Covington, Ind., in 1932, graduated from Perrysville High School in Indiana, and began attending Lincoln Bible Institute in 1950, earning a bachelor’s degree in ministerial science. He later earned a master’s degree in Christian ministry from Butler University and a PhD in rhetoric from Indiana University, according to the obituary for Shaw.

In 1957 he married Janet Broz in Boyd, Ill. His wife of 64 years survives him, as do 3 sons, 12 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son.

A passionate and gifted preacher, Shaw served as minister with several churches—Boyd (Ill.) Christian, Ellettsville (Ind.) Christian, Lancaster (Ill.) Church of Christ, and Red Brush Christian of Louisville, Ill., among them—before joining the faculty at Lincoln Christian Seminary in 1966. In 1974, he became seminary dean, serving for 26 years.

He was a past president of the Academy of Homiletics and the North American Christian Convention, and served on the boards of Team Expansion, Asian Pacific Mission, and the Chaplaincy Endorsement Commission. He and his wife traveled all over the world as ambassadors for the gospel.

“With or without a pulpit,” LCU’s website wrote in tribute, “domestically or abroad, in weeklong revival meetings or Sunday morning (or evening) services, to small country churches, or the North American Christian Convention, Wayne preached everywhere he went.”

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Lincoln Christian University.

(In tribute to Shaw, we posted his 2001 Christian Standard article, “Finishing Well: A Magnificent Obsession.”)

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News Briefs

Milligan University has expanded its academic majors in communication to include film, graphic design, interactive media design, multimedia journalism, and public relations. The increase in majors takes effect this fall.

The school also is establishing a student-run media agency where communications students will work on real projects for clients, both on and off campus.

“Our student-run media agency will provide hands-on experiences where students can combine their academic knowledge with practical skills, in addition to building a strong portfolio before graduation,” said Simon J. Dahlman, professor of communications and area chair of performing, visual and communicative arts.

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The presidential search committee at Great Lakes Christian College in Lansing, Mich., is formally accepting applications through Sept. 30. The new president will begin serving in July 2022. (Longtime president Larry Carter plans to continue serving through June of next year.) The committee is providing presidential search updates via GLCC’s website; the dedicated webpage includes a timeline and a downloadable job posting. The posting also is available via ChristianStandard.com.

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Is anyone from your Christian church or college participating in the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, either as an athlete, coach, or official? Please let us know this week at cs@christianstandardmedia.com. The only Olympian with a Christian church/church of Christ connection we’ve heard about thus far is track cyclist Megan Jastrab, 19, who attends Milligan University.

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At a recent council meeting, the town of Parker, Colo., thanked Southeast Christian Church for the church’s Restart Program which raised and distributed $205,000 to local businesses that have struggled because of COVID-19.

The megachurch aided 14 area businesses with funding of $5,000 to $25,000 each to help with such needs as rent payments and equipment replacement, the Highlands Ranch Herald reported.

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Spire Network has added some additional leaders to its main-session speaker lineup for the 2021 SpireConference, set for Sept. 14-16 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. 

Savannah Kimberlin, Rusty George, Beth DeFazio, and Drew Sherman will be appearing on the main stage. They will join already announced main-session speakers Will Mancini, Craig Groeschel, Jud Wilhite, Efrem Smith, Jonathan Pokluda, Dave Clayton, Rich Villodas, Darren Whitehead, Charity Byers, Shodankeh Johnson, John Walker, Tim Harlow and Kevin Queen.

The conference theme will be “Leading Forward.” Learn more at Spire’s website.

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Mid-Atlantic Christian University and the Norfolk Admirals of the East Coast Hockey League have announced a partnership to collaborate in creating a hands-on student development program for those interested in a career in sports management and business.

The Admirals play at the Norfolk (Va.) Scope Arena, less than an hour from MACU’s campus in Elizabeth City, N.C. The Daily Advance newspaper reported on the partnership.

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