J. Ray Shadowens

J. (James) Ray Shadowens was a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University in 1940 and the first class of Nazarene Theological Seminary. He served as a pastor in Oklahoma for more than 45 years and retired to Texas to be closer to family. He was married to Dorothy and father to Dee Shadowens and James Ray Shadowens, Jr.

Works by this author

Language: English

Herald of Holiness - August 1, 1988

William E. McCumber
Louie E. Bustle
Alexander Ardrey
Eleanor W. Cunningham
William Goodman
Morris Chalfant
J. Melton Thomas
J. Ray Shadowens
Harold I. Smith
Nina Beegle
Rodney Osborne
Florence Ferrier
Nadine Luoma
Eugene L. Stowe
Dorothy Tarrant
Marjorie I. Chamberlin
A. George Pitzer
A bring lighthouse shining on the shore of the sea.
The Church IS a Building/ Morals and Society/ The Plea for Holiness/ Church of the Nazarene

4 Worship, Louie Bustle
5 They Didn’t Have The Time To Go To Church!, Alexander Ardrey
6 The Church Is a Building, Eleanor W. Cunningham
7 Morals and Society, William Goodman
10 The Peril of Dead Ecclesiasticism, Morris Chalfant
12 The Plea for Holiness, J. Melton Thomas
13 Back To Haunt, J. Ray Shadowens
14 The Silent Anguish: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Harold Ivan Smith
16 Thirsty At the Fair, Nina E. Beegle
17 Set a Watch, O Lord, Rodney Osborne

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Herald of Holiness - December 1, 1987

William E. McCumber
J. Ray Shadowens
Sergio Franco
Ivan Beals
Neil Hightower
Dorothy Tarrant
Lynn Cashen Robertson
Mary Ellen Fox
G. Weatherley
Dean Blevins
William David Gebby
Nested outlines of a head receding into a starry background with one bright star in the middle.
"The people walking in darkness have seen a great light..." Isaiah 9:2a NIV

4 From “Wonder” To “Worship”, J. Ray Shadowens
6 The Word, the Light, and the Life, Sergio Franco
7 God’s Other Quasar, Ivan A. Beals
8 The Valley Of Decision, Neil E. Hightower
10 What Value Tradition?, Dorothy Tarrant
11 Compassionate Ministries - The Lord’s Way, Lynn Cashen Robertson
12 Impossible Not to Come Back, Mary Ellen Fox
14 God’s Power in You, G. Weatherley

9 Colossians 1:15 Revisited, Dean Blevins
15 The Word, William David Gebby

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Herald of Holiness - February 1, 1980

William E. McCumber
William M. Greathouse
Stephen W. Nease
Rob L. Staples
Al Truesdale
Edward W., II Levin
J. Robert Sherwood
Oscar F. Reed
Luther S. Watson
Stanley J. Rodes
Marion Sessions
Robert W. Stringfield
J. Ray Shadowens
Geraldine Nicholas
Ross Hayslip
Richard S. Barnett
W. E. (Bill) Varian
Harold I. Smith
Lola M. Williams
Neil Hightower
Clara Olson
A white steepled church covered in snow at night.

2 Nazarene Theological Seminary - A Holiness Seminary, General Superintendent: William M. Greathouse
3 "Not...Just Another Seminary!:, Stephen W. Nease
4 Spiritual Discovery in a Classroom, Rob L. Staples
6 "I Demand My Responsibilities", Al Truesdale
8 The Life of Hope and the Hope of Our Lives, Edward W. Levin II
8 Anything but Awe, J. Robert Sherwood
9 The Marks of the Spirit, Oscar F. Reed
10 Bridge into the 80s, Luther S. Watson
11 Just the Right Combination, Stanley J. Rodes

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Herald of Holiness - February 15, 1980

William E. McCumber
George Coulter
Neil Hightower
J. Ray Shadowens
Carol Gritton
Dan Smith
Ross Hayslip
John C. Oster
Sherwood Wirt
William Goodman
Merrill S. William
Kenneth L. Dodge
John W. May
Albert J. Lown
Morris Chalfant
J. Kenneth Grider
Russell F. Metcalfe, Jr.
Lola M. Williams
Ralph R. McClintock
Preston J. Theall
Total eclipse of the sun.
Total eclipse of the sun. Taken at Wolf Point, Montana, February 26, 1979. "I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day." --Amos 8:9

2 A Forward Thrust in the Decade of the 80s, General Superintendent: George Coulter
3 Counteracting the Throwaway Philosophy, Neil E. Hightower
4 No Greater Burden, J. Ray Shadowens
5 All that I Want to Be (a poem), Carol Wight Gritton
6 A Man of God, Dan Smith
7 Loyalty, Ross W. Hayslip
8 Rapid Church Planting in Oregon, John Oster
9 Go Tell It, Sherwood Wirt
9 Resist?, William Goodman
10 The Gift Nobody Wants, Merrill Williams
11 Don't Accept Defeat, Kenneth L. Dodge

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Herald of Holiness - July 1, 1988

William E. McCumber
Dorothy I. Baird
Dellora West
Bernie Chiang
Ross Hayslip
Nina Beegle
Carlton Hansen
Michael Malloy
J. Ray Shadowens
Marshall Griffith
Deborah Rae
Clessen K. Scoles
Charles Strickland
Dorothy Tarrant
William Goodman
Edith Miller Holcomb
An old stone church in the sunlight.
Fruits of a Resurrected Church/ When AIDS Comes Home/Taking Seriously Biblical Warnings/ Church of the Nazarene

4 Reach Out To Touch Someone, Dorothy I. Baird
5 Caution: Be Alert, Dellora West
6 Fruits of a Resurrected Church, Bernie Chiang
7 Onward, Christian Soldiers, Ross W. Hayslip
8 Coming Alongside In Indy, Nina E. Beegle
11 My Friend Al, Carlton D. Hansen
12 When Aids Comes Home, Michael Malloy
14 Taking Seriously Biblical Warnings, J. Ray Shadowens
16 God Really Wanted a Church in Lajas, Marshall Griffith

13 I See a Rose, Deborah Rae
15 Priceless Privilege, Clessen K. Scoles

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Herald of Holiness - July 28, 1965

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
Samuel Young
William A. Tolbert
J. Ray Shadowens
C. Neil Strait
Milo L. Arnold
Carl W. Baker
Ark, Jr. Noel
Jessie Newman
Sheet music of the hymn God of Our Fathers; Inset: a Bible with an illustration of a devil beside it.
Hymn of the Month, August, 1965: God of Our Fathers; Even the Devil Quotes God's Word! See Page 2.

02 Even the Devil Quotes God’s Word by General Superintendent Young
03 A Throne, A Towel, and a Thorn by William A. Tolbert
04 Soaring or Sagging 60’s by J. Ray Shadowens
05 How Must We Answer the Critics of the Church? By C. Neil Strait
06 Why Mother’s Get Well by Milo L. Arnold
07 “I Went to Minister…and Was Ministered Unto” by Carl W. Baker
08 What Might Have Been by Ark Noel, Jr.
09 Editorials by W. T. Purkiser
10 The Love That Won My Soul by Jessie Newman
11 The Church at Work
12 Evangelists’ Slates

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Herald of Holiness - June 9, 1965

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
V. H. Lewis
Morris Chalfant
A. W. Williams
W. Lee Gann
J. Ray Shadowens
Arthur, Jr. Evans
J. Lyal Calhoun
Faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln, carved into rock face. Inset: ENC doorway
A Visit to E.N.C. See Page 8. Mount Rushmore South Dakota District Church of the Nazarene.

02 The Church: Giving and Receiving by General Superintendent Lewis
03 Evangelistic Passion by Morris Chalfant
04 Needed: Prayer by A. W. Williams
05 A Unique Church by W. Lee Gann
06 No Assembly-Line Saints by Ray Shadowens
07 When God Comes by Arthur Evans, Jr.
08 A Visit to Eastern Nazarene College by J. Lyal Calhoun
10 Editorials by W. T. Purkiser
12 The Church at Work
18 Late News
18 News of the Religious World
19 Pen Point
19 the Answer Corner
20 Our Symbol of Religious Freedom

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Herald of Holiness - March 15, 1988

William E. McCumber
Stan Meek
Frank G. Carver
Robert H. Scott
Michael Christensen
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Morris Chalfant
J. Ray Shadowens
John D. Wilcox
Jeanne Barbasiewicz Hoogstad
E. Ruth Glover
Charles Hastings Smith
Richard A. Miller
Charles Strickland
Jeanne Burges
Robert Shephard
White lily with a purple background
Nothing Can Separate Us from the Love of God/ "Receive the Holy Spirit"/ Patience in Prayer/ Church of the Nazarene

4 Making Christianity Credible, Stan Meek
6 “Receive the Holy Spirit”, Frank G. Carver
7 A Continuing Story, Robert H. Scott
8 Nothing Can Separate Us from the Love of God, Michael J. Christensen
10 Patience in Prayer, J. Grant Swank, Jr.
12 Our Comforting Attorney, Morris Chalfant
14 “Grace” Sings It All, J. Ray Shadowens
16 The New Age… The Old Lie, John D. Wilcox

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Herald of Holiness - March 24, 1965

Samuel Young
Richard H. Leffel
Russell Payne
John B. Bryan
Jacqueline Ahlstrand
Ralph Earle
Donald H. Strong
J. Ray Shadowens
J. L. Longnecker
Marian Pond
Edward Lawlor
The 18-story North Dakota State Capitol building. Inset: a family listening to devotions.
It's Devotion Time See Page 6/ North Dakota State Capitol North Dakota District Church of the Nazarene/ Laymen's Conference Supplement Four extra pages.

02 Discipline & Refreshment by General Superintendent Young
03 Divine Glory by Richard H. Leffel
05 Sanforized Faith by Russell Payne
05 If Revival Comes! by John B. Bryan
06 It’s Devotional Time by Jacqueline Ahlstrand
07 Prayer Peaks by Ralph Earle
08 Faith by Donald H. Strong
08 Pardon Me My Halo Slipped! by J. Ray Shadowens
09 Troubleshooters or Troublemakers by J. L. Longnecker
10 Is Your Bible Alive? by Marian Pond
11 A Personal Message by Edward Lawlor

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Herald of Holiness - October 15, 1988

William E. McCumber
J. Ray Shadowens
J. Melton Thomas
John F. Hay
Leo C. Davis
A. Brent Cobb
Ray Hendrix
Jean Hogan Dudley
Charles Strickland
Al Truesdale
Sam Lever
Stan Ingersol
Mabel Adeline Earle
A tree with leaves turning orange and red with a stone wall in the foreground.
Love that Translates in to Loyalty/ Holiness, God's Imperative/ Charles H. Strickland: In Memoriam/ Church of the Nazarene

4 Love That Translates Into Loyalty, J. Ray Shadowens
5 Holiness, God’s Imperative, J. Melton Thomas
6 The Highway of Holiness, John F. Hay
7 I Almost Didn’t Do It!, Leo C. Davis
10 Divinely Planned Coincidence, A. Brent Cobb
12 A Challenge You Can’t Overlook, Ray Hendrix
13 Charles H. Strickland: In Memoriam

12 The Christian's Choice, Jean Hogan Dudley

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Herald of Holiness - October 7, 1964

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
Samuel Young
J. Ray Shadowens
Jack M. Scharn
C. Neil Strait
James Shrider
Edward G. Wyman
Joshua Wagner
Hilma Phillips Bouck
Michael Hutchens
Joyce Leth
Joseph D. Wright
Milo L. Arnold
Mary Hawks
Rex Olson
J. Edgar Hoover
Ruth Wood Vaughn
Doris Schumann
William J. Nichols
Grace V. Watkins
A mid-century modern church front; Top R: A family gathered around a piano; Bottom R: A man with his two daughters.
Columbus, Ohio, First Church, Central Ohio District, Church of the Nazarene; For the Whole Family; Preparing Your Child for School, See Page 16.

02 Will Our House Fall? By General Superintendent Young

03 Purity … Without Strain by J. Ray Shadowens

03 Power of Pentecost by Jack M. Scharn

04 The Church: A Redemptive Community by C. Neil Strait

05 Guardian Maintenance by James Shrider

06 God’s Way of Perfect Love by Edward G. Wyman

07 No “Bypasses” to Heaven by Joshua Wagner

08 Gracious Speech by Hilma Phillips Bouck

09 Revival in Our Day by Michael Hutchens

09 God’s Great Symphony by Joyce Leth

10 Supreme Love by Joseph D. Wright

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Herald of Holiness - September 1, 1988

William E. McCumber
B. Edgar Johnson
R. Guilford, Jr. Fitz
J. Melton Thomas
J. Ray Shadowens
John W. May
Barth Smith
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Angela McKee
Lillian George Barrows
Jayne Schooler
Alice Crane Behr
Jerald Johnson
Dorothy Tarrant
William Goodman
Lonnie B. Friend
Three hands touching a globe.
Church of the Nazarene

4 God’s Managers, B. Edgar Johnson
5 The Destiny Syndrome, R. Guilford Fitz, Jr.
6 Holiness, The Adorning Grace, J. Melton Thomas
7 God’s Heart Surgery, J. Ray Shadowens
10 Up-Front Holiness Evangelism, John W. May
11 The Strength That Silence Brings, Barth Smith
12 Talking About Aids At Home, J. Grant Swank, Jr.
14 Shadowing Wings, Angela K. McKee
15 A Motorcycle Miracle, Lillian George Barrows
16 An Adoptee’s Birth Search, Jayne Schooler

17 Almost Persuaded…, Alice Crane Behr

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