How is your church at welcoming those who come through the doors? Are there open arms or judgy stares? Pastor Doug Rowland takes us to Luke 7 to instruct us on how Jesus would have us welcome those who enter our churches. Pastor Doug will remind us who we are and how much we are in need of Jesus' welcome with a charge to be different than the world in how we meet out honor and warm hospitality.
What is the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II? How will she be remembered and what can we learn from her life and faith? Cedarville University Professor Dr. Glenn Duerr is a scholar on British royalty, specifically Queen Elizabeth, and he will join us Tuesday to talk about the impact of Queen Elizabeth's life and service. Join in this time of remembrance and Dr. Duerr's insight into the new monarch, King Charles III.
Doug Rowland is the lead Pastor of Rock Island Bible Church. Doug and his wife Kristin have been married for 11 years and even since their dating years have been serving in ministry together. They moved to Rock Island to live out their calling as sent people to the West End neighborhood, helping to establish Rock Island Bible Church in 2018. Doug received his B.A. in History and Comparatives Religious Studies at Illinois Wesleyan University in 2006 and a Masters degree (MDiv) from Denver Seminary in 2009.
Dr. Glen Duerr was born in the United Kingdom, moved to Canada as a teenager, and then to the United States to obtain his Ph.D. His teaching and research interests include nationalism and secession, political violence (nuclear weapons and terrorism), and Christianity and politics. He serves as Policy Fellow for the Wallace Institute for Arctic Security, which advocates for a robust U.S. policy for the Arctic. In addition to his academic duties, he is an "elected official" and currently serves as City Council Member in Beavercreek, Ohio. He is married and has three children.