—Barnes & Noble, the nation's largest bookseller, has been indicted by juries in Alabama and Tennessee on child pornography charges arising from the sale of books containing photographs of naked children. The two books in question are The Age of Innocence, by David Hamilton, and Radiant Identities, by Jock Sturges. If Barnes & Noble is convicted, it could face fines of up to $320,000.
—The board of the Association of Vineyard Churches has announced that Todd Hunter is the new national director of the movement's 500 churches. Hunter, 40, succeeds John Wimber, who died last November (CT, Jan. 12, 1998, p. 58). Hunter has been executive pastor of the 5,000-member Anaheim Vineyard Christian Fellowship.
—The Stone-Campbell Journal began publication this month, with William R. Baker, biblical division chair at Saint Louis Christian College, as general editor. The editorial board will be composed of members of the Churches of Christ, and the magazine will focus on biblical interpretation, history, theology, apologetics, philosophy, and cultural criticism.
—Lloyd Merle Perry, 81, former professor of practical theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Lancaster Bible College, died on February 15.
—The People of Destiny movement, based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, has changed its name to PDI Ministries. It is a network of 33 churches founded by Larry Tomczak and C. J. Mahaney.
—Asbury Theological Seminary, now in its seventy-fifth year in Wilmore, Kentucky, is planning to develop a full-program campus in Orlando, Florida, in the fall of 1999. The interdenominational school will initially offer master of divinity and master of arts degrees.
—David J. Robinson has been inaugurated as the second president of the Houston Graduate School of Theology, an evangelical Friends seminary started in 1983. Founding president Delbert P. Vaughn has been elevated to chancellor.
Copyright © 1998 Christianity Today. Click for reprint information.
Have something to add about this? See something we missed? Share your feedback here.
Subscribe to Christianity Today and get access to this article plus 65+ years of archives.
- Home delivery of CT magazine
- Complete access to articles on ChristianityToday.com
- Over 120 years of magazine archives plus full access to all of CT’s online archives
- Learn more