Archive for ‘Profiles’

June 29, 2016

Watchman Fellowship Profile Notebook

Watchman Fellowship Profile NotebookStatus: Available for reference in library only.

Book Description:

Arlington, Texas based counter cult educational and evangelistic ministry, Watchman Fellowship, provides this custom notebook which contains every Profile published by Watchman Fellowship bimonthly since 1993 — over 450 pages!

These Profiles are 4-page briefings on new religious movements, the occult, cults, New Age spirituality, and related doctrines and practices. New Profiles will be added to the Notebook six-times per year as they continue to be published on an ongoing basis.

Watchman Fellowship is largely staffed by traditionalist Southern Baptists who subscribe to a Dispensational Premillennial view of eschatology. Not every view espoused by Watchman Fellowship necessarily reflects the views of the session of Mid-Cities Presbyterian Church.

Source: Watchman Fellowship Profile Notebook Page

About the Author:

Watchman Fellowship is an independent Christian research and apologetics ministry focusing on new religious movements, cults, the occult and the New Age.

David Henke founded Watchman Fellowship in Columbus, Georgia in 1979. Today, Watchman Fellowship has grown to several offices in the United States.

Watchman Fellowship serves the Christian and secular community as a resource for education, counseling, and non-coercive intervention and evangelism training. We accomplish these tasks through our church presentations, personal counseling, this website, and other activities. We have served almost every denomination including Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopal, Assemblies of God, Church of God, Lutheran, Nazarene, non-denominational, etc., as well as schools, law enforcement agencies, and civic groups.

Concerning a person’s right to choose, we believe that a real choice is one based on access to all the information, and understanding both or all sides. The counterfeit groups typically try to block their members and the public from having access to this information. We have found that most cults will use deception, control, cover up, and dishonesty with their own members and the people they are trying to convert. This deception includes some or all of the following: the group’s history, false prophesy, false scholarship, a distortion of true church history and doctrine, and destructive practices of the group.

Our name, Watchman Fellowship, is often confused with the Watchtower Society title used by the Jehovah’s Witnesses. However, we are in no way affiliated with them. Our name is taken from the Old Testament book of the Bible, Ezekiel.

“Now as for you, son of man, I have appointed you a watchman for the house of Israel; so you will hear a message from My mouth, and give them warning from Me.” (Ezekiel 33:7)

As Christians, we do believe that “we are our brother’s keeper.” Like the watchman on the wall (Ezekiel 3:17), we have the responsibility to sound a warning against the deception and destructive spiritual abuse practiced by counterfeit groups. In sounding such warning Watchman Fellowship also has a principled commitment to accuracy.

Source: About Us Page

Book Details:

450+ Pages
Publisher: Watchman Fellowship
Publication Date: 2016

Source: Watchman Fellowship Profile Notebook Page

Library patrons who have read this book are invited to share their comments, reviews, questions or criticisms for discussion in the comments below this post.

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March 7, 2016

Profile: OPC Archivist, Grace Mullen

Grace Mullen Danny Olinger

Grace Mullen and Danny Olinger looking at OPC archives.

Today is the birthday of the late, great OPC Librarian & Archivist, Grace Mullen! She is an example for all of us church librarians. The following is from “Today in OPC History,” on the official website of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

On March 7, 1943, Miss Grace Mullen was born in Wildwood, NJ. From her earliest days, Grace was surrounded by Orthodox Presbyterians. Her grandfather, I.T. Mullen, was a founding ruling elder at Covenant OPC, Vineland, and her mother, Rebecca, a member at Calvary OPC, Wildwood and then Faith OPC, Pole Tavern, served for decades as cook at the French Creek Bible Conference. Her uncle Tommy played the organ for decades at Covenant OPC, Vineland, and her aunt, Jane Mullen Albright, was married to OPC Pastor Wilson Albright. Grace herself was attached to the French Creek Bible Conference from its beginning, first as a camper, then counsellor, kitchen help, life guard, and eventually Board member.

After teaching at multiple Christian schools, including at Phil-Mont Christian Academy in Philadelphia, Grace joined the library staff of Westminster Theological Seminary in 1975. During her tenure at Westminster, she was named Archivist and was widely acknowledged as a leading expert on the history and archives of J. Gresham Machen, Bruce Hunt, and Cornelius Van Til.

Working with OPC historian Charles Dennison, she was instrumental in organizing the archives of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Her faithful stewardship and oversight of the archives for nearly thirty years was recognized in 2009 with the dedication of the OPC Archives Room in her honor.

On July 20, 2014, she died and went to be with the Lord in glory.

HT: Today in OPC History