Family Notes 10/06/2015

THE TENTH DAY OF JUNE IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN. A PLACE IN HISTORY Finding their Voices: Sermons by Women in the Churches of Christ, edited by D'Esta Love (ACU Press, 2015), 254 pages. This new book not only relates history, it also makes history, preserving sermons of 29 women from Churches of Christ, a new notion during the past 100+ years among this fellowship, … [Read more...]

afterlife discussion has nine lives

A recent gracEmail titled "Boy Who Told Fibs About Heaven" told of 16-year-old Alex Malarkey's announcement that his book, The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven (co-written with dad, Kevin), was untrue. Alex never went to heaven, he now says, but rather as a six-year-old made up the whole story to get attention. The gracEmail noted three major elements in Alex's story that contradict biblical … [Read more...]

Chapter 4 And in my Father’s Image

Following is chapter 4 from Edward’s autobiographical book, The Sound of His Voice: Discovering the Secrets of God’s Guidance. In this chapter he remembers his father -- Benjamin ("Bennie") Lee Fudge (1914-1972) -- the unique, colorful publisher, author, preacher and always disciple of Jesus Christ. Copyright 1995 by Edward Fudge.   For more information or to order The Sound of His … [Read more...]

Chapter One: The Sound of His Voice

An Inner Nudge  With a child-like heart of love, At thy bidding may I move, Prompt to serve and follow Thee -- Loving Him who first loved me. -Jane E Leeson   As a civil trial lawyer in Houston, Texas, I frequently encounter tough characters. A few years now into this beat, gruff judges no longer frighten me and frowning juries do not send an automatic chill down my spine. Even … [Read more...]

Review of Larry Dixon: The Other Side of the Good News

Book Review of: The Other Side of the Good News: confronting the contemporary challenges to Jesus' teaching on hell by Larry Dixon (Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 1984, cloth, 315 pages). One of the earlier responses to The Fire That Consumes after its appearance in 1982 was this volume by Larry Dixon. As it happened, looking back from 25+ years later, Dixon's work ranks high … [Read more...]

Review of Robert A Morey: Death and the Afterlife

Book Review of: Death and the Afterlife by Robert A. Morey (Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 1984, cloth, 315 pages). One of the first books written in response to The Fire That Consumes after its appearance in 1982 was this volume by Robert A. Morey. The author of several books, Morey self-identifies as an apologist for orthodox Christianity and an exposer of cultic and … [Read more...]

Article about Hebrews: Ancient Encouragement for Believers Today

This article was requested by Leaven Magazine after Edward's presentations at Pepperdine University Lectures in May 2009.   We know little about the original setting of the Book of Hebrews. We do not know its author, audience or the location of either. We cannot say when it was written or exactly why. We do know that it was written to professing believers who were experiencing a … [Read more...]

Chatting with the author

Hebrews: Ancient Encouragement for Believers Today  A neglected book Q:      Hebrews is not a book we hear discussed very often. Why do you suppose that is the case? EWF: You are right about that. This neglect is very unfortunate, in my view, because Hebrews is one of the most Jesus-focused, gospel-packed books in the New Testament. You will see the evidence for that on almost every page … [Read more...]

Review by Sean Palmer: blog

Book Review: Hebrews: Ancient Encouragement for Believers Today 20/03/2009 by Sean Palmer blog, Redwood City, Calif. 20 March 2009 Mention the Book of Hebrews and many Christians start to yawn or even to nod. Mention commentaries, and they practically begin to snore. One would think, therefore, that a commentary on Hebrews would leave them out cold on the floor. In fact, this new book … [Read more...]

Review by Scott Saboy on his blog

Book Review: Hebrews: Ancient Encouragement for Believers Today 22/03/2009 by Scott Saboy, Philippines 22 March 2009 Lawyer-theologian Edward William Fudge is one of the Christian writers I greatly admire not only for his wisdom-packed writing  but also for his humility and his genuine love for people.  Although associated with the (Stone-Campbell) Church of Christ, he has steered … [Read more...]