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"In Praise Of Hymns" On The Cbs On Sunday Morning, Jerry Rushford Apr 2015

"In Praise Of Hymns" On The Cbs On Sunday Morning, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

Video segment from CBS's Sunday Morning television program titled "In Praise of Hymns," which aired on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015. The segment features an interview with Dr. Jerry Rushford (with Tracy Smith) on the history of hymns, as well as a feature on contemporary hymn composers Keith and Kristyn Getty.


Forever Young: The Life And Times Of M. Norvel Young & Helen M. Young, Bill Henegar, Jerry Rushford Mar 2014

Forever Young: The Life And Times Of M. Norvel Young & Helen M. Young, Bill Henegar, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

Forever Young is the dual biography of Dr. M. Norvel Young and Helen M. Young, a pioneering husband and wife team in the field of Christian education, respectively President and First Lady of Pepperdine University in Southern California. Telling their stories in not easy because of the breadth of their experiences: their tales range from Tennessee and Oklahoma to Texas, California and the far recesses of the globe. They completed more than 40 international trips in which they helped rebuild a devastated post-war Germany, smuggled Bibles into Russia, conducted a ceremony for the Shah of Iran, met with the King ...


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 ...


We Preach Christ Crucified: Sermons In Honor Of Frank Pack By His Students, Jerry Rushford Mar 2014

We Preach Christ Crucified: Sermons In Honor Of Frank Pack By His Students, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

This volume of sermons, edited by Jerry Rushford, honors the teaching, preaching, writing, and life of Frank Pack (1916-1998), who served for 60 years as a preacher in Churches of Christ and for more than 45 years as a distinguished professor of biblical studies in three colleges related to Churches of Christ: David Lipscomb College, Abilene Christian College, and Pepperdine University. Since Dr. Pack distinguished himself as a consummate teacher, it is especially fitting that some of his former students, among the finest preachers in the church, honor him with the fruits of their labor.


"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 ...


Christians On The Oregon Trail: Churches Of Christ And Christian Churches In Early Oregon, 1842-1882, Jerry Rushford Mar 2014

Christians On The Oregon Trail: Churches Of Christ And Christian Churches In Early Oregon, 1842-1882, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

The Restoration Movement originated on the American frontier in a period of religious enthusiasm and ferment at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The first leaders of the movement deplored the numerous divisions in the church and urged the unity of all Christians through a restoration of New Testament Christianity. The Protestant Reformation had gone astray, they felt, and the various denominations must be directed back to primitive Christianity. They believed that this would be possible if everyone would wear the name "Christian" and return to the Biblical pattern of the New Testament church in doctrine, worship, and practice. Those ...


Pepperdine Bible Lectures (Program Booklets), Jerry Rushford Dec 2011

Pepperdine Bible Lectures (Program Booklets), Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

Between 1983 and 2012, Jerry Rushford served as Director of the Pepperdine Bible Lectures, held annually on campus in Malibu, California. This link provides access to the program booklets designed for each annual lectureship.


Pacific Church News (News Journal), Jerry Rushford Dec 2011

Pacific Church News (News Journal), Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

Edited by Jerry Rushford from 1983 to 2012, The Pacific Church News was published periodically by the Department of Church Relations at Pepperdine University to enrich awareness of God's work among the Churches of Christ on the West Coast. Issues include church news, updates on ministries, upcoming events, camps or conferences, and information on Pepperdine University. The link provides full-text access to all issues.


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.


Washington Territory's Klickitat County (1861-1893): Christian Beginnings In An Isolated Corner, Jerry Rushford Dec 2008

Washington Territory's Klickitat County (1861-1893): Christian Beginnings In An Isolated Corner, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

The American Restoration Movement (Churches of Christ/Christian Churches) had its origins in West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee in the early years of the nineteenth century. It grew rapidly in the Midwestern states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa, and following the Civil War many members of the movement migrated to the northwest corner of the country. This essay focuses on Christian beginnings in isolated and sparsely-populated Klickitat County in Washington Territory.


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.


I Remember Glcc, '59-'62, Jerry Rushford Dec 1990

I Remember Glcc, '59-'62, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

A speech given by Jerry Rushford at the 39th Annual GLCC Lectureship in 1991.


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 ...


20th Century Christian October 1988, Jerry Rushford Sep 1988

20th Century Christian October 1988, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

This is a special issue of the Restoration periodical, 20th Century Christian, edited by Jerry Rushford celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the periodical's first publication.


Great Moments In Pepperdine History, Jerry Rushford Sep 1987

Great Moments In Pepperdine History, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

A speech given by Jerry Rushford at Pepperdine University on September 21, 1987.


"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.


20th Century Christian April 1986, Jerry Rushford Mar 1986

20th Century Christian April 1986, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

This is a special issue of the Restoration periodical, 20th Century Christian, edited by Jerry Rushford featuring the stories behind American hymns.


Our Fathers In Faith, Jerry Rushford Feb 1986

Our Fathers In Faith, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

Our Fathers in Faith, a talk given by Jerry Rushford on February 16, 1986.


Oral History Interview With Frank And Della Pack, Jerry Rushford Feb 1986

Oral History Interview With Frank And Della Pack, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

Frank Pack was a longtime Pepperdine University religion professor. He is also the namesake of the Frank Pack Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program, which was named in his honor. Jerry Rushford, of Pepperdine University, recorded this oral history in the process of researching his book “We Preach Christ Crucified…”. The interview took place at Pack’s home in west Los Angeles, California, on his birthday (Feb. 5, 1986). The focus of the interview is mostly biographical, including his years at various Churches of Christ colleges, including Pepperdine. Della, his wife, was also present for the recording.


Forrest F. Reed Lectures, Jerry Rushford Apr 1984

Forrest F. Reed Lectures, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

A lecture given by Jerry Rushford on April 2, 1984.


The Servant In Adversity, Jerry Rushford Feb 1984

The Servant In Adversity, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

This talk, entitled, The Servant in Adversity, was given on Sunday, February 19, 1984 at the 66th Annual Abilene Christian University Bible Lectureship.


20th Century Christian April 1983, Jerry Rushford Mar 1983

20th Century Christian April 1983, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

This is a special issue of 20th Century Christian edited by Jerry Rushford featuring the stories behind Christian hymns.


The William Green Lecture Programs, Jerry Rushford Sep 1981

The William Green Lecture Programs, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

This is an article written by Jerry Rushford for the weekly periodical Firm Foundation regarding the William Green Lectures held at Pepperdine University.


Recent Publications In Restoration History, Jerry Rushford Sep 1981

Recent Publications In Restoration History, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

This is an article written by Jerry Rushford for the weekly periodical Firm Foundation regarding the most recent and distinguished publications in the study of Restoration Movement history.