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Political Disciple: The Relationship Between James A. Garfield And The Disciples Of Christ, Jerry Rushford Mar 2014

Political Disciple: The Relationship Between James A. Garfield And The Disciples Of Christ, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

James A. Garfield (1831-1881), the only preacher to ever occupy the White House, was a product of the profound social, intellectual and religious ferment of the early decades of the nineteenth century which produced the American religious movement known as the Disciples of Christ. The first fifty years of Disciple history closely paralleled Garfield’s life. The purpose of this study is to focus on the intimate Garfield-Disciples relationship, and to show its reciprocal nature. Garfield was helped by Disciples in the building of a political base (he won ten consecutive elections in the Western Reserve), and they in turn ...


"The Apollos Of The West": The Life Of John Allen Gano, Jerry Rushford Mar 2014

"The Apollos Of The West": The Life Of John Allen Gano, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

The purpose of this thesis is the presentation of the life of John Allen Gano, a man important in the history of both early Kentucky and the Restoration Movement. Research toward that end resulted in the recovery of many important documents concerning the period. Basic materials are his own writings, whether in his “Biographical Notebook,” his frequent letters to the Millennial Harbinger, or that found reported to or copied in other brotherhood papers. In addition, a wealth of secondary sources are utilized to complete the overall picture of his life and times. Information gathered from primary and secondary sources is ...


Monte Cox Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford Oct 2011

Monte Cox Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

"Through a Glass Dimly: Christian Knowing in a Pluralistic World" was the topic of the 32nd annual William M. Green Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture. Monte Cox, dean of the College of Bible and Religion at Harding University, sat down with Jerry Rushford, director of Church Relations, to discuss the epistemological shift driving worldview-level changes in Western culture and offered a Christian response to those changes.


John D. Witvliet Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford Dec 2010

John D. Witvliet Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

John D. Witvliet is the director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and teaches worship, theology, congregational studies, and music at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. Witvliet sat down with Jerry Rushford, director of Church Relations, on the occasion of his Frank Pack Lecture concerning the importance of disciplining the creativity of music and the arts in Christian worship.


Tremper Longman Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford Dec 2009

Tremper Longman Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, and a prolific author of books on Christianity. On the occasion of his visit to Pepperdine University to give the Frank Pack Distinguished Lecture, Longman sat down with Jerry Rushford, director of Church Relations, to discuss the inspiration for his work.


John Stackhouse Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford Jan 2009

John Stackhouse Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

Prolific author and scholar John Stackhouse comes to Pepperdine as the featured lecturer of the fifth annual Frank Pack Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program. In this episode, Jerry Rushford, director of church relations at Pepperdine University, speaks with Stackhouse about his talk, "Can God be Trusted? Faith and the Challenge of Evil." The title of the lecture comes from Stackhouse's book of the same name, in which he critically examines the doubts about a loving God that arise out of difficult situations.


Chris Altrock Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford Dec 2008

Chris Altrock Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

Chris Altrock, preaching minister for the Highland Church of Christ in Memphis, TN, didn't grow up in a Christian family. Raised in rural New Mexico, he became interested in the Christian faith as a teenager and found his calling at the campus ministry at New Mexico State University. He sits down with Jerry Rushford, professor of church history, to discuss preaching in postmodern, globalized culture.


Leonard Allen Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford Dec 2008

Leonard Allen Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

Leonard Allen, director and editor-in-chief of the Abilene Christian University Press and Leafwood Publishing, speaks with Jerry Rushford, director of Church Relations, to discuss the world of Christian publishing and education. A nationally acclaimed scholar, Allen is the author or co-author of numerous books, including Discovering Our Roots: The Ancestry of Churches of Christ.


Lauren Winner Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford Dec 2007

Lauren Winner Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

Lauren Winner, author of the books, Girl Meets God, Mudhouse Sabbath, and Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity, recently sat down with Pepperdine's Jerry Rushford to discuss her writing. She has appeared on PBS's Religion and Ethics Newsweekly and has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, Publishers Weekly, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today. Her essays have been included in The Best Christian Writing for the years 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006. Winner has degrees from Duke, Columbia, and Cambridge universities, and holds a Ph.D. in history. The former ...


Scot Mcknight Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford Jan 2007

Scot Mcknight Interviewed By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

Dr. Scot McKnight, the Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies at North Park University in Chicago, IL, spoke at Pepperdine University on January 9, 2007 as a part of the third annual Frank Pack Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Series. Before he spoke, Dr. McKnight sat down with Pepperdine's own Jerry Rushford to talk about his books, Jesus Creed and The Real Mary, as well as his thoughts on the emerging church movement.


A Road Beaten Hard: The Enduring Legacy Of Dr. William Mcallen Green, 1897-1979, Jerry Rushford Nov 1989

A Road Beaten Hard: The Enduring Legacy Of Dr. William Mcallen Green, 1897-1979, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

This is a recording of the Tenth Annual William M. Green Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program featuring Pepperdine religion professor Jerry Rushford, who spoke on "A Road Beaten Hard: The Enduring Legacy of Dr. William McAllen Green, 1897-1979". The recording begins with an introduction of the speaker by Frank Pack, also a professor of religion, and Dr. Rushford's lecture follows (03:28). Following the lecture, Dr. Pack makes some closing remarks (49:50), partially recorded here. Launched by Pepperdine University in 1980, the William M. Green Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program provides an annual forum for the advancement of ...


"The Triumph Song Of Life" By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford Apr 1987

"The Triumph Song Of Life" By Jerry Rushford, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

The Triumph Song of Life" was the opening night keynote address by Jerry Rushford at the 44th annual Pepperdine Bible Lectures on April 21, 1987. Dr. Rushford, Director of Bible Lectures, spoke about the theme of that year's lectures--the Triumph of the Good News--opening with a story about George Frederick Handel composing his Hallelujah oratorio.