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By Marilyn Stewart on Sunday, August 15, 2021

If “under five feet” counts as “little” for a woman, then Becky Brown (MACE ‘96) is little. But when it comes to Brown’s winsome humor, love of story and love of the gospel, “little” doesn’t fit. Brown knows the power of words and her music, songwriting, and many venues of...

By Dr. Ben Browning on Monday, January 25, 2021

In May of 2020 I graduated with a PhD in New Testament. I was excited at first. I had been working on this degree for years and I had finally finished! But excitement soon gave way to disappointment. People began to ask “what’s next?” and I did not really have a...

By Laura Hamilton Hui on Monday, February 1, 2021

Welcome back to the wonderful world of theological education! I bet you’re excited to fully submerge yourself and take full advantage of everything this new semester has to offer. As a recent graduate, I’m excited for you, too! But whether you've just begun this new chapter in your life or you've...

By Dr. Mark Johnson Sr. on Monday, February 8, 2021

William Franklin Graham Jr. did the unthinkable at the 1952 Jackson, Mississippi crusade when he removed the red segregation rope that separated black and white worshippers.[1] Born November 7, 1918 near Charlotte, North Carolina, William Franklin Graham Jr. gave little indication that he would one day preach the Gospel to as...

By Dr. Rex Butler on Monday, February 15, 2021

Harriet Tubman (1822-1913) was the most prolific “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, assisting hundreds of slaves to escape bondage and to find freedom in the northern United States and Canada. Her work succeeded due to her reliance upon God and her constant prayer for his guidance. She earned the name...

By Dr. Rex Butler on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

As a church history professor, I realize that the American church is largely unaware of significant African American Christians who have made noteworthy contributions to God’s kingdom. So in the past few years, I have made efforts to diversify my classes and to focus on African American Christianity. One lesson...

By Bob Bunn on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Terrica White’s life changed forever over Labor Day weekend of 2017. That’s when she suffered a devastating loss that brought her world crashing in around her. “I lost my husband and my four-year-old daughter in a car accident,” Terrica explained. “And when I lost my family, I felt like I had...

By Dr. Rex Butler on Monday, February 22, 2021

At 90 years of age, John M. Perkins (1930-present) is active still as a minister, civil rights activist, best-selling author, Bible teacher, and philosopher. Despite being a third-grade dropout, he is a man of letters and the recipient of numerous honorary doctorates. He has advised five different U.S. presidents, and...