In this issue
Award: For community service/policing at the 34th Annual Irvine (CA) Police Department Awards Banquet, February, for outstanding and extensive volunteer work during 2004, and invaluable contributions to both the department and the community as volunteer Police Chaplain. Michael began his volunteer work with the department in 1990.
Book Published: Management Essentials for Christian Ministries, co-editor with James Estep, Jr. (Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman and Holman Publishers, 2005). Contributors include Talbot faculty members Michelle Anthony (Michael’s wife), Jane Carr, and Richard Leyda.
Presenter: Evangelical Theological Society Conference, San Antonio, TX, November 2004, paper entitled: “The Coming of the Son of Man and the Time of Israel’s Trouble.”
Book Published: To Everyone An Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview (Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, September 2004), co-editor with Francis Beckwith and William Lane Craig, and author of the chapter entitled “Physicalism, Naturalism and the Nature of Human Persons.” These are essays in honor of Norman L. Geisler.
Health Care Lecturer: Medical Education Lectures, Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, Fountain Valley CA, November 2004, “When Families Request,” and “Doctor, Do Everything!” Staff In-service Sessions, Western Medical Center, Santa Ana, CA, November 2004, February 2005, “Ethical Issues in End of Life Care.”
Participant: Biola Philosophy Club Series on Current Issues, November 2004, “The Moral Status of Embryos and Fetuses,” panel participant.
Presenter: Spring Lectures in Bioethics, Trinity Law School, Santa Ana, CA, February 2005, “Current Issues in Bioethics: Assisted Suicide and Reproductive Technologies.”
Medical Consultant: Continued involvement as medical ethics consultant for five Southern California hospitals.
Featured: On the back cover of SEND International’s Annual Report for 2004, highlighting the blessing of his son, Mark, with wife Bonnie and two boys, serving as SEND missionaries, and Mark as a key theological educator in Kiev, Ukraine.
Judy TenElshof & John Coe
Presenters: Faculty Orientation, The Central American Theological Seminary (SETECA), Guatemala, January 2004, to 100 faculty from two seminaries, providing instruction on learning to discern first steps in incorporating spiritual formation personally, in the classroom, and in the school.
Book Published: Godly Jealousy: A Theology of Intolerant Love (Glasgow, Scotland: Focus/Mentor Press, March, 2005).
Speaking: Sermon Series at Grace Evangelical Free Church, La Mirada, CA, Fall 2005, “The Glory of God and the Authority of Scripture”; Rancho Community Church Men’s Retreat, Laguna, CA, August 2004, “The Guts of a Godly Man”; Defending the Faith Lecture Series Kickoff Lecture, Solid Ground Brethren in Christ Church, Alta Loma, CA, February, “The Contemporary Crisis of Conviction.”
International Ministry: Lectured and preached at numerous gatherings at universities, churches, schools, and outdoor meetings in India throughout the month of January.