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OK Churches Run Ad Against Quail Springs

EDMOND, Okla. (BNc)- Brethren and area churches placed a full-page color advertisement in the Daily Oklahoman Jan. 6, in response to the Mark Henderson interview in which he announced that Quail Springs Family of God was adding an instrumental service… Continue Reading →

BVBI Researches Bangladesh, Cambodia

By Neal Pollard DENVER, Colo. (Special to BNc)- On January 23, Ralph Williams, Bear Valley Bible Institute Coordinator Of Works In Asia And Africa, and I left to investigate the possibility of establishing an extension at some point in Bandarban,… Continue Reading →

Regions University Undergoes Name Change

By Matt Clifton MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BNc) – Regions University in Montgomery, Ala., has changed its name to Amridge University. The school’s board of regents officially approved the change on Jan. 31. According to an email issued by university president Dr…. Continue Reading →

Obituary for J.C. Choate

(BNc)- J.C. Choate was born to J.F. and Hollis Choate in Corinth, Miss., on Feb. 6, 1932. He was baptized while still in high school and began preaching shortly thereafter. He held a B.A. in Bible, a Master’s in Missions,… Continue Reading →

Wanted: Penpal for Patrick

By Tommy Drinnen, Village of Hope Editor’s Note: This excerpt comes from Tommy’s February newsletter. TEMA, GHANA (BNc)-The most important trait to learn living in a foreign culture as a missionary … steady! That’s a pretty good word to describe… Continue Reading →

Veteran Missionary J. C. Choate Dies

Updated 17:35 p.m. UTC, Feb. 4, Monday WINONA, Miss. (BNc)- J.C. Choate, long-time missionary to India, Pakistan and the Far East, passed away at his home Feb. 1 at 12:20 p.m. CST, at age 75. He had been fighting cancer… Continue Reading →

USA Churches Rank Better, says Flavil Yeakley

By Associate Editor Joe May HENDERSON, Tenn. (BNc)- For the past several years, those in churches of Christ throughout the United States have despaired of hope since dropping from being the fastest-growing religious group in the nation. But now a… Continue Reading →

Editor Joe May Joins BNc

By Editor J. Randal Matheny Joe May, publisher and editor of the weekly The Standard, in Arkadelphia, Ark., has assumed duties as Associate Editor of BNc. J. Randal MathenyRandal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since… Continue Reading →

Lawton, Okla.-area Preachers Meet, Study

Lawton-area preachers at their Jan. 28 forum. LAWTON, Okla. (BNc)- If preachers like to eat and talk, they especially like to do it with other preachers. So a group of Oklahoma ministers meet monthly to do just that, and more…. Continue Reading →

SWCC Buildings Destroyed by Fire

TERRELL, Tex. (BNc)- Two buildings at Southwestern Christian College were destroyed by fire early Sunday morning, according to the Terrell Tribune. J. Randal MathenyRandal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three… Continue Reading →

WGN Changes Name, Domain

By Editor J. Randal Matheny (BNc)- The trial site, World Gospel News, continues to evolve in preparation for its official launch in February. Part of that process involved a change of names Jan. 29. J. Randal MathenyRandal and his wife… Continue Reading →

Lipscomb President Speaks at Ecumenical Service

By Editor J. Randal Matheny, with Assistant Editor Joe May contributing Editor’s note: Check back periodically for updates on this developing story. Latest update: 19:56h UTC. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BNc)- The president of Lipscomb University spoke Jan. 22 at an ecumenical… Continue Reading →

Arkansas Minister Charged with Rape

By Associate Editor Joe May Editor’s note: We’d like to hear feedback from readers about the appropriateness of this story and others like it for the news site. CLARKSVILLE, Ark. (BNc)- A minister with the Clarksville church of Christ has… Continue Reading →

Glover Shipp Speaks Out on Quail Springs

Editor’s note: The following was sent by Glover to The Oklahoman in response to the story on Quail Springs’s decision to use the instrument in their Sunday meetings. I have been in churches of Christ for all of my 80… Continue Reading →

May Missionary Retreat Examines ‘Effective Missions’

Updated 3 March 2008 FLORENCE, Ala. (BNc)- Plans are shaping up for the second annual May Missionary Retreat to be held at Maywood Christian Camp in Hamilton, Ala. J. Randal MathenyRandal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in… Continue Reading →

North Georgia Winter Lectures Announced for 2009

DALTON, Ga. (BNc)- Following close on the conclusion of the 2008 lectures, the elders of the Highland congregation decided Jan. 27 the dates and theme for the 2009 North Georgia Winter Lectures. J. Randal MathenyRandal and his wife Vicki have… Continue Reading →

Quail Springs Begins Instrumental Sunday Worship

By Associate Editor Joe May Updated Jan. 29, 21:45 UTC OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla (BNc)- In an abrupt departure from the pratice of the Lord’s church throughout history, yet another large congregation has made the decision to add instrumental music to… Continue Reading →

Village of Hope Inaugurates Buildings

by Fred Asare, Director, Village of Hope TEMA, GHANA (BNc)- On January 12, the Village of Hope campus was specially opened to the general public (mostly churches of Christ) to present the work of the organization and to answer any… Continue Reading →

Harding Pharmacy School Receives First Accreditation Level

By Gwen Moritz SEARCY, Ark. (BNc)– Harding University has received “pre-candidate accreditation” for its new College of Pharmacy, which will start operation in August with up to 60 students. J. Randal MathenyRandal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked… Continue Reading →

Kenyan Ogara Scams American Churches

By Associate Editor Joe May (BNc)- The pain in Jan Towell’s email was obvious. A brother was scamming Christians worldwide and she had no other choice but to inform the world. J. Randal MathenyRandal and his wife Vicki have lived… Continue Reading →

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