General James M. Hutchens’ legacy to continue at Beeson Divinity School with new scholarship for military chaplains in his name

By Kristen Padilla, Beeson Divinity School— General James M. Hutchens was brought to faith in Jesus Christ while he was an enlisted paratrooper by his Army unit chaplain. And because of that chaplain, General Hutchens not only became a Christian but also felt a call to follow him into military chaplaincy. After leaving the Army…

Anglicans Dig Deep into the Jewish Roots of Christianity

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, Jerusalem Connection— The second annual Anglican Theology Conference on September 24-25 provided a feast of intellectual thought, rich biblical insights, and fellowship among 170 attendees from four nations and eleven states spanning the miles from Colorado to Virginia. Organized by Rev. Dr. Gerald McDermott, the A-list of eleven scholars presented cutting-edge…

General James M. Hutchens Military Chaplain Scholarship at Beeson Divinity School

Dr. and Mrs. Alton W. Baker are honored to announce the introduction of the General James M. Hutchens Military Chaplain Scholarship at the Beeson Divinity School of Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. For the last two centuries, military chaplains have been an inextricable and vital component of the United States Armed Forces since being instituted…

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder of Fellowship of Christians and Jews, dies at 67

By Times of Israel—- Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder and president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, passed away suddenly Wednesday afternoon at the age of 67. The American-Israeli rabbi died from sudden heart failure and his funeral will be held in Jerusalem on Thursday. Eckstein was an author, philanthropist and activist who served…