Author: Chris Owens

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A Change at GBS

We are often reminded that change is about the only constant in life. As believers, of course, we know that God never changes, nor does His word and we draw great comfort from that fact. Everything else, however, changes in one way or another continually. Recent changes in my health […]

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Be Encouraged!

I enjoyed very good fellowship with the other speakers at a conference a while back. Glen and Debbie are veterans of eight church plants in the former Soviet Union. They are now moving to the border area of the Dominican Republic and Haiti to begin a church and orphanage. Jorge […]

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A Meeting of Meanings

Someone described communication as a meeting of meanings. Mere telling isn’t communication; a bridge of mutual understanding must be built or the speaker is still speaking to himself. Jim Peterson wisely writes “The test of communication is not to be found in the words of the communicator but in the […]


Welcome, again, Bob Reed!

Bob Reed is a dear friend and has served in several ways over the years at GBS. He has at one time been a board member, accountant, information technology consultant, video editor and more. This month he becomes our Executive Director, and I am delighted the Lord has called him […]

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The Right Thing

In Truth and Duty, Mary Mapes describes her great-grandparents who farmed for many years in Washington State’s fertile Skagit Valley. After Pearl Harbor, their neighbors as well as other loyal Americans of Japanese ancestry in the valley were transported to internment camps for the duration. The Mapes went to the […]

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Harold Camping

I’m writing this the evening of May 21. Jesus Christ didn’t have enough information to name a date for His return, and  He said “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels in heaven, but my Father only.” Mt 24:36. However, there is someone in […]

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Why the Fascination?

The student of Scripture frequently endures lengthy interactions with historical critical theologians as he or she reads even conservative commentaries, systematic theologies and other publications. These monologues- you can’t seriously call it dialogue since historical critics rarely care what conservatives have to say- seem obligatory for many authors to include […]

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Is It So?

A few years ago I wrote: The best place to prepare pastors, missionaries and workers who will lead, plant and serve churches is a church. Academic content can be very effectively delivered anywhere. We see no compelling reason to remove the learner for several years from a normal church experience […]