Mosaic: Papers in Honor of Noel Brooks (2012) features the academic and creative efforts of several individuals. "Mosaic" is a collection of scholarly papers on a variety of topics in honor of a British born Wesleyan Pentecostal pastor, church leader, scholar, educator, and author. Brooks was deeply committed to the merging of faith and intellect and the role of scholarship in the life of the person of faith. This collection honors that by setting in place a few modest pieces of what is hoped will be a larger work uniting many in common purpose. Authors submitted for inclusion in this volume include Dr. Chris Green (Pentecostal Theological Seminary); Professor Rev. Ken L. Young (Southwestern Christian University); Dr. Marvin J. Hudson, Pastor and Intensive Interim Ministry Specialist; Mrs. Irene Belyeu, Author (B.A.); Mrs. Marilyn A. Hudson, Author/Speaker (M.L.I.S.). This project was sponsored by The Friends of Noel Brooks.
Dr. Chris Green is on faculty at The Pentecostal Seminary in Kentucky. He is author of the book Toward a Pentecostal Theology of the Lord's Supper: Foretasting the Kingdom. Dr Chris Green, is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Theology at Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN. Previously, he taught at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, and Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, OK, while holding adjunct positions at other schools in the Oklahoma City area. Dr Green and his wife, Julie, helped plant and pastor a church in Northwest Oklahoma City, in 2003. After stepping down from that role, they moved to Cleveland, TN to teach at the Seminary. Dr. Green completed his PhD in theology (Bangor University, Wales) and previously received a Doctorate of Ministry (D.Min.) from ORU. He also has a Master's degree in theology, and Church Leadership. They have two kids: Zoe, 7, and Clive, 4. He is author of Toward a Pentecostal Theology of the Lord's Supper: Foretasting the Kingdom (2012). He addresses "In Word and Spirit: Critical and constructive reflections on the theological method of Noel Brooks."
Irene Belyeu is author of Revelation in Context. In 1929, Irene Barbara Parris was born into a loving family near Shawnee, Oklahoma. Irene spent her childhood working in the fields and woods and walking to school and to church. She reveled in the beauty of nature in the earth and the sky. In 1950, she was married to Darrell Belyeu and had six children. Irene began an intensive study of the Book of Revelation to answer her children’s questions as well as her own. At the age of fifty-six, she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in linguistics from the University of Oklahoma and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. A volunteer tour with the Wycliffe Bible Translators gave her insight into translation and literacy. She applied her linguistic training to research on the Book of Revelation and, as a result, has published, Revelation in Context (2012). Her sermons are available at www.sermon.net/revelationincontext. Belyeu explores the role of signs and wonders in "By Faith We Understand."
Rev. Kenneth L. Young is a Professor of Bible and Theology at Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, Oklahoma. He served also for fourteen years as the Dean of Adult Studies. Ken represents a fourth generation Pentecostal Holiness heritage. His father, maternal grandfather and great grandfather were ministers in the Pentecostal Holiness movement. Ken holds ministerial credentials through the Upper South Carolina Conference of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. Ken pastored two churches in South Carolina for a total of eight years while serving on the Conference World Missions Board and the Conference Evangelism Board. He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Theology. Young explores evangelism and missions in "Investing in the City" and "Analysis of Pentecostal Mission Strategy."
Dr. Marvin J. Hudson, ordained minister, holds the D.Min. from Asbury Theological Seminary and the Master of Arts from Southern Nazarene University and a Master of Divinity from Phillips Theological Seminary. He is certified as an Intentional Interim Ministry Specialist. He has taught Biblical languages, Theology, Biblical studies, and Leadership in several institutions. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the South Central Classics Association. He examines the nature of spiritual gifts and ministry in "Ta Charismata Ta Meidzona."
Marilyn A. Hudson is a professional in the fields of history, library and information having received degrees from the University of Oklahoma. Additionally she is an author, educator, professional storyteller, workshop leader and speaker. Her published works include Those Pesky Verses of Paul (2011) and Noel Brooks: a Life Shining and Burning (2011). She is a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries, the South Central Classics Association, and the Oklahoma Library Association. She addresses "Prophetic Women" and "Publishing the Word-Shaping the Message: A Survey of publishing influences in one Pentecostal denomination, 1955 and 1965."
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