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The Trajectory Phineas Bresee Gave Us: A conversation featuring Stan Ingersol, Harold Raser, and Andrew J. Wood

Phineas Bresee was a significant Methodist minister in Iowa before he moved to Los Angeles...

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Journey Inward, Journey Outward: Our Heritage of Compassion

The theme of “Journey inward, Journey outward” describes my own experience within the Wesleyan- Holiness tradition. Soon after graduation from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 1962, I was serving as pastor...

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Nazarene Identity: A Panel Discussion

About 30,000 new members join the Church of the Nazarene annually in the United States and Canada. They come from a variety of denominational and religious backgrounds (such as Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran, etc.)...

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Our Dissenting Nazarene Heritage

Church historians tend toward classification. When we look at Christian history, we tend to look for commonalities and differences; that is, shared testimony and different testimony...

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No Cross, No Crown: Phineas Bresee and the Self - Emptying Way to Holiness

In August 1885, things were looking up for Phineas Bresee. More than a year earlier, after a series of crises in Iowa had decimated Bresee’s finances and ministry plans, he received a charitable gift that opened the way...

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Phineas Bresee and the Women of the Church of the Nazarene

Nazarene women clergy represent a long tradition of women preachers in the Wesleyan-Holiness Movement. Methodist women preached shortly after Methodism was born...

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DISCUSSION: The Trajectory Phineas Bresee Gave Us

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ARTICLE: Journey Inward, Journey Outward

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PANEL DISCUSSION: Nazarene Identity

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ARTICLE: Our Dissenting Nazarene Heritage

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ARTICLE: No Cross, No Crown

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ARTICLE: Phineas Bresee and the Women of the Church of the Nazarene

 
 
 
     
     
 

Featured Articles

  • Not What I Planned On: A Pastor’s Thoughts on the Difficult Intersection of Urban and Bi-Vocational Ministry

    not-what-i-planned-onIn referring to his particular church in Los Angeles, as well as Church of the Nazarene buildings in general, Phineas Bresee once said, "We want places so plain that every board will say welcome to the poorest."1 Statements like this are what first attracted me to the Church of the Nazarene.
    by: Rustin E. Brian

  • Book Review: What Is a Nazarene? Understanding Our Place in the Religious Community

    by Wes Tracy and Stan Ingersol (Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 2013), 222 pages.

    what-is-a-nazareneIt is a proverb that has been around for 150 years or so: “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” In other words, the value of something is not always immediately obvious. Or, before judging something or someone, it is best to take a deeper look.
    by: Brad Estep

  • The Past, Identity, and Mission: The Need to Reintroduce Phineas F. Bresee

    bryon-m-picA social blunder led to a keen insight for noted church historian David C. Steinmetz. When asked to introduce guests at a party, his memory failed when he got to one attendee. Panic, confusion, and embarrassment ensued, leaving him unable to fulfill his duties. To his chagrin, the guest had to make her own introductions.
    by: Bryon K. McLaughlin

  • Banyan Bresee

    bob-b-picThe first time I stood under the magnificent sprawling canopy of the banyan tree in Fort Myers, Florida, I was mesmerized. Inventors Henry Ford and Thomas Edison built winter homes and laboratories nearby. Harvey Firestone secured the small 4-foot-high tree in India and gave it to Edison as a gift in 1925—both hoping its sap would produce a useful natural rubber, which it failed to do.


    by: Bob Broadbrooks
  • On Bresee and Our Nazarene Identity: An Interview with Ron Benefiel

    breseeNot everyone can say they have pastored the same church as Phineas Bresee, but Ron Benefiel is one of the few. Benefiel served as pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene in Los Angeles, a multi-congregational and multi-ethnic church, from 1982 to 1996. During that time, he also founded and served as the executive director


    by: Grace & Peace Magazine
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Olivet Nazarene University – Fruin Holiness Conference

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The Heart of Holiness – Compassion and the Holy Life
February 25-27, 2014

Conference Description
The ONU “Pastor Appreciation Days” event sought to explore the relationship between holiness and compassion, and how compassion is not a peripheral activity of service or generosity, but part of the essential expression of holiness. Several workshops were offered on a variety of topics related to holiness and compassion.

 
     
     
 

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