Title: "Acts 8:12: A Needed Revival"
Abstract: Few realize the enormous recovery of forgotten truth which happened when Abrahamics in the 1850s rediscovered the Gospel as preached by Jesus. This was nothing less than an unburying of long-lost saving teaching. That marvelous rediscovery was encapsulated and made memorable by the brilliant use of Acts 8:12. But are contemporary Abrahamics ready to challenge popular faith with that staggering verse?www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir Anthony Buzzard www.focusonthekingdom.org
Title: "The Father AND the Son; The Splendor of Dichotomy, The Joy of Submissive Unity"
Abstract: This message will focus first on the Father, and then the Son of God. For the Father, simple phrases.... In the Beginning God, YHWH Elohenu YHWH Echad, Have we not all one Father, For God So Loved..., To Us There is But One God the Father. For the Son, simple phrases... This is my beloved Son, You are the Christ the Son of God, Uios tou Theou eimi, Thy Will Be Done, etc. There is a great beauty in the plan of God through His Son. There is great joy in the submissiveness of Jesus to the Father's will.
Biography: As of January 7, 2017 Joe is retired as President and Executive Director of COGGC. He's still teaching at Atlanta Bible College and plans to leave for his regular mission trip to Africa, May 29.www.atlantabiblecollege.com/1-dr-joe-martin
Title: "WWJD: Truth, Love, Action"
Abstract: What is the meaning of the greatest commandments? What is love and what does it mean to love even my enemy? Is it possible to have Truth without love or Love without complete truth, and is one better than the other? What are the rules for citizens of the Kingdom of God?
Biography: Alane Rozelle, "born and raised COG" in Indiana, B.S. International Agriculture, Purdue U., 1979; Peace Corps Volunteer, Belize, Central America; Youth With A Mission volunteer; work and missions experience throughout Central America and Peru. B.A. Biblical Theology, Oregon Bible College, 1987; Master's in Spanish, Central Michigan U. & Universidad de Alicante (Spain), 2011. Worked for State of Michigan in Dept. of Human Services and in Unemployment Office, as well as taught college-level Spanish. Currently serving in academic & language assistance for English Language Learners at a career tech center. Living in Pierson, MI with husband Steve, one dog and two cats. 4 children, 4 step-children, 6 (step)-grandkids, 2 granddogs. Summer motto: Run, bike, swim and tri, tri, tri again.
Title: "Hermes & John: The Fourth Gospel in the Early Gnostic World"
Abstract: Why is the Fourth Gospel so different from the Synoptics? Is John’s Jesus really a spiritual being from above? Why does the Fourth Gospel sometimes sound "Gnostic"? Chandler will answer these important questions and more, as he explores the historical occasion for John’s writing. It is possible that the current paradigm in John scholarship has obscured important data regarding the Gospel’s composition and meaning. But reading John in the context of early Gnosticism may reveal vital information for modern Christological arguments.
Biography: Kegan A. Chandler is the author of the recent book 'The God of Jesus in Light of Christian Dogma' (2016), as well as several articles about historical Christianity and paganism. Chandler is also an award-winning screenwriter, and currently writes for his blog on Church History, 'Buried Deep.' He is also the co-founder of theGodofJesus.com online ministry, and currently sits on the board of New Life Ministries of America, Inc., which has been producing Christian literature and financing overseas missions since 1994. He currently lives with his wife and sons in Houston, TX.www.thegodofjesus.com www.burieddeepblog.wordpress.com
Title: "How Christianity Banned Christ: Shema vs Trinity"
Abstract: The hidden history behind when and why Christians banned the Jews from reciting their creed, the Shema. Find out how this prohibition continues to this day. Also, I'll present an analysis of the Shema versus the Trinity.
Biography: Born in Managua, Nicaragua and grew up in Sydney, Australia. Currently lives with his wife in Atlanta, Georgia. Writes for thehumanjesus.org site.www.thehumanjesus.org
Title: "Clarifying Catholic Christology"
Abstract: In traditional catholic thinking, the man Jesus is one being, the Word or eternal Son is another, and arguably Christ is another. How did this happen?
Biography: Dept. of Philosophy, SUNY Fredonia since 2000; PhD Brown University; Publications Theology Today, Stanford Enc. Phil; married lives in NY.www.fredonia.edu/philosophy/Tuggy.asp www.trinities.org/dale/ www.youtube.com/khanpadawan/ www.twitter.com/DaleTuggy/
Title: Sunday morning sermon: "Kingdom Passion"
Biography: Dennis Baldwin pastored Grace Fellowship Church of God in Front Royal Virginia for 30 years. Dennis has pastored churches in Illinois, North Carolina, and now in Virginia for over 46 years. He was introduced to Biblical truth at Calvary Advent Christian Church in Whitnel, North Carolina at the age of 11. He was mentored by Pastor Z. B. Duncan in Lenoir, North Carolina and by the Church of the Resurrection Hope elders and leaders. Dennis is licensed and ordained by his home church in North Carolina, by the Southeast Conference of the Churches of God and by the Church of God General Conference. Dennis has a website at godhasaplan.net.
Dennis and Rachel Baldwin are retired and make their home in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They have one adopted son, Tony, who resides in Norcross, Georgia. Dennis has an Associate's Degree in Accounting and managed the office of Ramsey Inc. in Front Royal, Virginia for 22 years before retiring.www.godhasaplan.net
Biography: Sean is a Christian monotheist from New York. His goal is to collect quality biblical unitarian resources in an effort to publicize the beautiful creed of Jesus and the Bible: Mar 12.29. He serves as one of the pastors for Living Hope Community Church.www.christianmonotheism.com www.kingdomuprising.com www.restitutio.org
Biography: Pastor Steve An started the Atlanta Bible College Korean Extension in 2003. The purpose for the extension is to serve the Korean community by delivering courses that are taught in the Korean language. Graduates are starting new Church of God congregations in South Korea and the United States.www.abcke.weebly.com