Deceiving Winds helps church navigate

Book review by Matthew K. Clifton

Paul’s letter to the Ephesians has been a special area of interest for me in my studies, so when I got the opportunity to review a new book focusing on the biblical and historical information we have regarding the church at Ephesus, I jumped at the chance. I was not disappointed.

In Deceiving Winds, Bruce Morton has assembled a wonderful study not only on the textual information found in the New Testament, but also on the social, historical and archaeological background that brings depth to the picture of ancient Ephesus. In a world where the church is constantly dogged by temptations to digress doctrinally and “go along to get along,” we should well heed the warning and example found in the scriptures regarding the church at Ephesus. By so doing, the church in present times can navigate these dangerous waters and remain pleasing to the Lord. Continue reading “Deceiving Winds helps church navigate”

Jim Bill McInteer, evangelist and publisher, dies at 88

By BNc Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BNc) — Well-known Christian evangelist and author Jim Bill McInteer died on Monday, March 8, according to the website of 21st Century Christian.

Funeral services for McInteer will be held Wednesday, March 10, at 2 p.m. at Brentwood Hills church of Christ, 5120 Franklin Pike, Nashville, Tenn. Visitation opportunities will be on Tuesday, March 9, from 2-9 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 10 from 12-2 p.m. at Brentwood Hills.

McInteer preached for the West End church of Christ in Nashville for about 30 years. He was the former president and publisher of 21st Century Christian and Power for Today. He also served on the board at Harding University in Searcy, Ark., for many years.

Commenting on the passing of such a giant of the faith, Dale Jenkins said, “One of my heroes died today. Brother Jim Bill McInteer was a prince of a man, a gentleman, a man of God’s Word. Where do you start in remembering this godly man?  He casts a long shadow and in the minds of many he the last of small group of preachers who so strongly influenced our brotherhood – Ira North, Willard Collins, BC Goodpasture, Batsell Barret Baxter and Jim Bill McInteer. His life entered into so many spheres.”

Like Jenkins, many Christians have been influenced by the dedicated service of McInteer. And though he has passed from this physical life, his work and legacy will continue to expand among those who have been touched by his life.

Amridge University regents name new president

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Amridge University Board of Regents has named Michael C. Turner president of the University.

“Since the untimely death of Dr. Rex Turner, the Regents have been planning for and praying about the University’s future,” said Roger Dill, president of the Board of Regents.  “We believe in the dynamic, expansive vision of this university; and we believe we have found the person to meet the challenges of that vision.”

“Dr. Turner is a man of character, integrity, vision, and hard work,” Mr. Dill said.  “We are looking forward to working with him in this new era for Amridge University.”

Dr. Douglas Patterson, who has been serving as interim president, will resume his full-time duties as academic vice president of the university. Continue reading “Amridge University regents name new president”

MSOP lectures scheduled for March 29 through April 2

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BNc) — The 43rd Annual Memphis School of Preaching Lectureship will be held March 29-April 2.

This year’s event will center around the theme, “To Seek and Save the Lost.” MSOP is located at 3950 Forest Hill Irene Road, Memphis, Tenn. Live and archived internet coverage will be available at the MSOP website.

For more information, contact the school of preaching through their website, or by calling 901-751-2242.

Mac Deaver to participate in debate with baptist minister

Mac Deaver
Mac Deaver

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (BNc) — Mac Deaver will participate in a debate with a baptist minister April 27-30 at Schaumburg (Ill.) Church of Christ.  The title of the debate is “The Nature of Man.”

Deaver will affirm the proposition, “The Scriptures teach that a person is born innocent (free of sin) and becomes a sinner when he first transgresses the will of God, and that as a sinner (person in sin), he is able to respond to the gospel so that he can become a Christian.” Black will affirm the proposition, “The Scriptures teach that a person is born hereditarily totally depraved and prone to sin, and that as such, stands in need of salvation. A person that responds to the gospel does so in faith and repentance as drawn and enabled by the Holy Spirit.” Continue reading “Mac Deaver to participate in debate with baptist minister”

CRC Campus in Danger from Proposed Bypass

by Assistant Editor Matt Clifton

crclogo2008gr.gifPARAGOULD, Ark. (BNc) — A proposed bypass near Paragould could split the campus of Crowley’s Ridge College in half, creating potential safety problems for students.

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department said four routes for the proposed bypass were discussed at a public meeting Feb. 19 at Paragould. Two of the routes would take the bypass directly through the center of the CRC campus. Continue reading “CRC Campus in Danger from Proposed Bypass”