John W. May

Works by this author

Language: English

Herald of Holiness - December 23, 1964

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
V. H. Lewis
D. I. (Daniel I.) Vanderpool
Ross Hayslip
Forrest Nash
John W. May
Ovella Satre Shafer
Hardy J. Powers
John J. Hancock
Edith Roberts
James MacLeod
A wreath "And the angel said unto them fear not..." Inset: a bright star over a sand dune.
'In the Power of the Spirit'; And the angel said unto them, fear not.... ...unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10-11; The Topmost Star, See Page 6.

02 Christmas! By General Superintendent Lewis

03 Glad Tidings to All People by D. I. Vanderpool

03 The Joy of Christmas by Ross W. Haylsip

04 Christmas Beyond Bethlehem by Forrest W. Nash

05 Christmas Poetry

06 The Topmost Star by John W. May

07 Christmas Music Memoette: Joy to the World by Ovella S. Shafer

08 Be Ye Enlarged by Hardy J. Powers

09 Christmas is for Everybody! By John J. Hancock

09 Serving Jesus in Hard Places by Edith Roberts

10 The Soon Coming of Christ by James Macleod

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Herald of Holiness - December 25, 1957

Stephen S. White
Samuel Young
Gideon B. (Gideon Brooks) Williamson
John W. May
Katherine Bevis
Maud V. Meek
Bob Quanstrom
Enola Chamberlain
Genevieve Thompson
Jimmy Blankenship
First page of the Herald.

01 The Call to Maturity, General Superintendent Young

03 Time for Action in Argentina, General Superintendent Williamson

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Herald of Holiness - February 1, 1985

William E. McCumber
William M. Greathouse
Frances Simpson
Joyce A. Chandler
Randy Bynum
Stan Meek
John W. May
Jerry McCant
Morris Chalfant
J. Walter, Jr. Hall
Dan M. Turk
Geraldine Nicholas
A. Brent Cobb
Ross Hayslip
Verla A. Mooth
Gordon Chilvers
Hazel Lee
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Judy Street
A time lapsed photo of an eclipse with a church steeple silhouetted in the foreground.
"Light rises in the darkness for the upright; the Lord is gracious, merciful, and righteous." (Psalm 112:4, RSV)

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 The Church Is Mission, General Superintendent: William M. Greathouse
3 I Believe In Church Planting, Frances Simpson
3 Church Music (a Poem), Joyce A. Chandler
4 Letters
5 “Called” – A Good Enough Reason, Randy Bynum
6 Unrest in the Church: What’s Behind It, Stan Meek
7 I Remember the Time, John W. May
8 Guarded By Peace, Jerry W. McCant
10 What’s Right With It?, Morris Chalfant
11 Is Restitution Still Important?, J. Walter Hall, Jr.
12 Death of a Musketeer, Dan M. Turk

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Herald of Holiness - February 1, 1986

William E. McCumber
Jerald Johnson
Ray Hendrix
Ralph F. Wilson
Catherine Lawton
C. P. Bergman
John W. May
Charles Panoyan
Marsha Hamilton
Lorayne Friesen
Dan Holom
Harold L. Bowlby
John A. Wright
Hertha Follis
Jerry McCant
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Mike Morgan
A snowy scene, a bright sunburst, a clear blue sky with a chalet in the background and ski and hiking tracks in the foreground.

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 "Bad Apples", General Superintendent: Jerald D. Johnson
3 Let's Talk Turkey, Ray Hendrix
4 Letters
5 Take the Handle off the Broad Street Pump, Ralph T. Wilson
6 Plenty of Water, Catherine Lawton
7 Encouragement (a Poem), C. P. Bergman
8 Free at Last, John W. May
9 Chaplains and Changed Lives, Charles Panoyan
10 The Lady in 214, Marsha Hamilton
11 To My Children (a Poem), Lorayne Friesen
12 Heidi, Dan Holom
13 It Was Hard to Pray for Him, Harold L. Bowlby

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Herald of Holiness - February 1, 1988

William E. McCumber
Gary Sivewright
Raymond W. Hurn
Stan Meek
Wayne M. Warner
Albert J. Lown
Elsie Mink
John W. May
Michael A. Vasquez
William Goodman
J. Michael Curry
Jim Weeks
Eugene L. Stowe
Dorothy Tarrant
Dave Beeson
Dan Hilen
Geraldine Nicholas
E. Ruth Glover
Merle Lamprecht
Woman with hands folded under her chin looking up out a window praying
"Share His Spirit with the nation" Church of the Nazarene

Cover Photo Credit: Bob Taylor

ARTICLES
4 “Share His Spirit with the Nation”, Gary Sivewright
5 Equipping Youth, Raymond W. Hurn
8 God’s Big Well, Stan Meek
9 A Witnessing Life-Style, Wayne M. Warner
10 Simon and Simon, Albert J. Lown
11 Faith is the Key, Elsie Mink
12 Holiness: The Positive Blessing, John W. May
13 “What about Me?”, Michael A. Vasquez
14 Living Once, William Goodman
15 One Never Knows!, J. Michael Curry
16 To Whom Should We Pray?, Jim Weeks

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Herald of Holiness - February 15, 1967

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
Gideon B. (Gideon Brooks) Williamson
H. Harvey Hendershot
B.F. Haynes
J. W. (John Wesley) Goodwin
Jacqueline Ahlstrand
John W. May
John M. Drescher
Thomas G. Nees
Kathryn Blackburn Peck
Tressa C. (Hansen) Terry
Paul T. Culbertson
Walter C. Wilcox
A. Elwood Sanner
A wave crashing.
Shirt-Sleeve Saints (See page 3.)

02 Creeping Materialism By General Superintendent Williamson
03 Shirt-sleeve Saints By H. Harvey Hendershot
04 50 Years Ago: No Mistakes By B. F. Haynes
04 50 Years Age: On Evangelists By J. W. Goodwin
05 The Whole Tithe By Jacqueline Ahlstrand
06 No Tomorrow By John W. May
07 Relevant and Redemptive By John M. Drescher
08 More than Mercy By Tom Nees
09 Song For the Road By Kathryn Blackburn Peck
10 Editorially Speaking By W.T. Purkiser
11 My Garden of Words By Tressa C. Hansen
12 A Story-Note from Gloria

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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

IN THIS ISSUE:
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 - February 15, 1982

William E. McCumber
Eugene L. Stowe
Neil Hightower
Frances B. Erickson
Clare St. John
John W. May
Elmer W. Pannier
Wanda Tomlinson
William L. Poteet
Stanley J. Rodes
John A. Wright
Dan Harman
Steve Cooley
Helen Temple
Dan Joiner
Artie Whitworth
Jane Patton
Mabel P. Adamson
Jerry McCant
Forrest Nash
Sue Prentice
A lighthouse on a rocky coastline against a rainbow pastel sky.
See page 14. Venezuela Next!

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 Holiness and Hollywood, General Superintendent: Eugene L. Stowe
3 Through A Glass Darkly, Neil E. Hightower
3 Pour Out Thy Heart (a poem), Frances B. Erickson
4 Letters
5 Where the Bluebonnets Grow, Clare St. John
6 Picking Holiness Priorities, John W. May
7 Weaving Unwanted Material, Elmer W. Pannier
8 Go to the Ant?, Wanda Tomlinson
9 "That Pesky Little Red Light!", William L. Poteet
10 How to Splurge Without Feeling Guilty, Stanley J. Rodes
11 A City Free of Tears (a poem), John A. Wright

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Herald of Holiness - February 15, 1984

William E. McCumber
William M. Greathouse
Wally Johnston
Geraldine Nicholas
G. Roger Schoenhals
John W. May
Doyle C. Smith
James Blaine Chapman
Lola M. Williams
Ted Hambrick
John F. Hay
Ross Hayslip
Charlotte Carpenter
Linda Burba
Raymond C. Kratzer
Stan Meek
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Rose Smith
Steve Cooley
A Caucasian boy and an African-American boy smile with their arms around each other.
Brotherhood Sunday February 19, 1984/ Photo I D.: (I. to r.) Danny Cantwell and Shawn Rogers

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 So, Who’s Perfect?, General Superintendent: William M. Greathouse
3 Avoid the World’s Squeeze, Wally Johnston
3 Your Child (a Poem), Geraldine Nicholas
4 Letters
5 Nine Lies, G. Roger Schoenhals
6 Holiness Is Happiness, John W. May
7 Thank God for the Blackbirds!, Doyle C. Smith
8 Inescapable Alternatives, James B. Chapman
9 Nazarene Roots: Haldor Lillenas, Steve Cooley
10 When God Nudges, Lola M. Williams
11 Brain Tumor Couldn’t Defeat Him, Ted R. Hambrick

English
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Herald of Holiness - February 15, 1985

William E. McCumber
Orville Jenkins
Steve Weber
William Goodman
John W. May
Florence Schufeldt
Steve Cooley
Robert E. Coleman
Eva Finch
Ann E. Gaines
Aleta Harris
Bernice C. Heisler
Nelda Herrick
William David Gebby
Robert "Bob" A. Mitchell
Sue Reynolds
Mary Ann Howard
Marilyn Black Phemister
Jane Brewington
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Annie Lee Jones
Portland Head Light, Maine lighthouse covered in snow with the sea in the background.
Photo ID: Portland Head Light, Maine

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 My God Will Hear Me!, General Superintendent: Orville W. Jenkins
3 “Because You Gave…”, Steve Weber
4 Letters
5 Friend of Mine, William Goodman
6 Holiness: A New Dimension, John W. May
6 No Excuses (a Poem), Florence Schufeldt
7 Nazarene Roots: The Magnitude of Sin; the Possibilities of Grace, Steve Cooley
8 Revival: How It Comes, Robert E. Coleman
9 Fruitbearing (a Poem), Eva Finch
10 My Son, the Captain, Ann E. Gaines
11 Echoes, Aleta Harris
11 Homecoming (a Poem), Bernice C. Heisler

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Herald of Holiness - February 15, 1987

William E. McCumber
Eugene L. Stowe
Morris Chalfant
J. Wilmer Lambert
E. Ruth Glover
John W. May
Neil Hightower
Beverly Burgess
Eugene M. McElyea
Marilyn Black Phemister
Aleta Harris
Raymond C. Kratzer
Nina Beegle
Bud Reedy
Westlake Taylor Purkiser
Sheryl Tedder
A triptych stained glass window.

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 The Inspired (and Inspiring) Scriptures, General Superintendent: Eugene L. Stowe
3 God Really Cares, Morris Chalfant
4 Letters
5 The Altar was Crowded, J. Wilmer Lambert
5 Artesian Well, E. Ruth Glover
6 Keep in Step with the Spirit, John W. May
7 “Let the Cat out of the Bag”, Neil E. Hightower
8 Did you Vote “No”? Why?, Anonymous
9 “Because you Gave…”, Beverly Burgess
10 Ending Abortion Legally, Eugene M. McElyea
11 Needle Points, Marilyn Black Phemister

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Herald of Holiness - February 27, 1974

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
George Coulter
Hal Bonner
Geraldine Nicholas
Jean Conder Soule
Arthur J. Stott
John W. May
Loyd F., Jr. McLaughlin
Wil M. Spaite
Mary Rexroth
Gerard Reed
Lyle P. Flinner
Mel-Thomas Rothwell
Clifford, Jr. Chew
Melvin Shrout
Aarlie J. Hull
Don Gibbens
A large bell in front of a white church covered in snow.

02 Easter's Continuing Commands by General Superintendent George Coulter
03 A License to Witness by Hal Bonner
04 Prayer for My Son by Geraldine Nicholas
04 Prayer by Jean Conder Soule
05 Jesus - a Man of Prayer by Arthur J. Stott
06 What If There's Life Out There? by John W. May
07 What Is Faith? by Loyd F. McLaughlin, Jr.
08 Eighty-Six and Asking Largely by Wil M. Spaite
09 A Crown of Thorns by Mary Rexroth
10 In Praise of Plodders by Gerard Reed
11 Stretching Our Capacity by Lyle P. Flinner

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Herald of Holiness - January 1, 1958

Stephen S. White
Gideon B. (Gideon Brooks) Williamson
Flora E. Breck
Jack M. Scharn
John W. May
Mrs. W. M. Franklin
Herman L. G. Smith
Russell L. Carlson
O. Joe Olson
Jean M. Low
Enola Chamberlain
F. W. Davis
First page of the Herald.

03 God Is Working in Bolivia, General Superintendent Williamson

03 His Presence, Flora E. Breck

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Herald of Holiness - January 1, 1976

John A. Knight
George Coulter
Florence Wedge
Verna J. Heavner
Tressa C. (Hansen) Terry
Howard Culbertson
Jack Conn
Randal Earl Denny
A. Elwood Sanner
Alice Hansche Mortenson
Crane Delbert Bennett
Martha Chalfant Jenkins
Ivan Beals
John W. May
C. Neil Strait
Paul M. Miller
Duane E. Muth
William Goodman
Aarlie J. Hull
H. Schaefer
A white-steepled church lit up on the clear night with a full moon.

02 Greet the New Year by General Superintendent George Coulter
03 Choosing Our Anticipations by Florence Wedge
04 Did You Miss Christmas? by Verna J. Heavner
05 A New Year’s Promise and Project by Howard Culbertson
06 OSHA—Safety First by Jack Conn
07 What Are Your Goals? By Randal E. Denny
08 "Mr. and Mrs. Job" by A. Elwood Sanner
08 The Clock of time by Alice Hansche Mortenson
09 Power for Today—And Tomorrow by Crane Delbert Bennett
10 Bundle of Joy by Martha Chalfant Jenkins
11 Parents under God by Ivan A. Beals

English
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Herald of Holiness - January 1, 1981

William E. McCumber
Jan Evans
Sue Prentice
William M. Greathouse
Mark R. Moore
Homer Paschall
David J. Tarrant
John R. P. Barker
John W. May
Frances Simpson
Annie Stevens
G. Weatherley
Virginia M. Volk Thompson
Albert J. Lown
Charsten Christensen
Helen Temple
Mervel A. (Bud) Lunn
Warren E. Foxworthy
George Privett
6 men, the Board of General Superintendents, in a formal portrait.
The Board of General Superintendents of the Church of the Nazarene. (Seated l. to r.) Dr. William M. Greathouse and Dr. Charles H. Strickland; (standing l. to r.) Dr. Eugene L. Stowe, Dr. Orville W. Jenkins, Dr. Jerald D. Johnson, and Dr. V. H. Lewis. Celebrating Christian Holiness.

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 New Year's Prayer (a poem), Jan Evans
3 The After-Christmas Spirit, Sue Prentice
4 Letters
5 The Enrichment of Good Books, General Superintendent: William M. Greathouse
6 The Annual Meeting, Mark R. Moore
7 A Welcome to My New Pastor, Homer Paschall
8 Why Celebrate Christian Holiness?, David J. Tarrant
9 Eternal Treasure (a poem), John R. P. Barker
10 Paul's Prayer for the Church, John W. May
11 I Have Been There, Frances Simpson
11 Discipline (a poem), Annie Stevens

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Herald of Holiness - January 1, 1985

William E. McCumber
Eugene L. Stowe
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Bud Reedy
Westlake Taylor Purkiser
Geraldine Nicholas
G. Weatherley
Verla A. Mooth
Maynard James
Eddie Cairns
Michael Christensen
Stan Meek
Alice Hansche Mortenson
John W. May
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Arlet Osnes Vollers
Raymond McClung
John F. Hay
Larry E. Blum
A young boy with his hand propping up his chin, working on a Sunday School workbook with a Bible in front of him.
Nazarene Publishing House Sunday, January 6, 1985

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 Publishing Good News, General Superintendent: Eugene L. Stowe
3 A Miraculous Recovery, Evelyn Stenbock
4 Letters
5 Now’s the Time, Bud Reedy
6 Growing Older in the Grace of God, W. T. Purkiser
7 Reality (a Poem), Geraldine Nicholas
8 Love Has Veiled the Future, G. Weatherley
9 Be Still and Know (a Poem), Verla A. Mooth
9 Jealousy Defeated, Maynard James
10 Where Is Your God?, Eddie Cairns
11 We Are God’s Answer, Michael J. Christensen
12 The Threat of Spectatorism, Stan Meek

English
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Herald of Holiness - January 15, 1958

Stephen S. White
Gideon B. (Gideon Brooks) Williamson
Christine White
John W. May
Ovella Satre Shafer
Rupert Cravens
Herman L. G. Smith
Wouter Van Garrett
Reuben Welch
F. W. Davis
R. G. Fitz
Pauline E. Spray
Avis Moore
Jack M. Scharn
Bernard M. Archer
Jean M. Low
Enola Chamberlain
Louise Johnson
Bertha Munro
Ila R. Monday
First page of the Herald.

01 “They Loved Not Their Lives,” General Superintendent Williamson

02 Late News

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Herald of Holiness - January 15, 1975

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
V. H. Lewis
Milo L. Arnold
Irene Johnson
Norma Hilliard
John W. May
Albert J. Lown
Mary Clothier
James Dobson
Donald R. Peterman
Clare St. John
Richard Parrott
Donald W. Hall
Forest T. Benner
Gene Van Note
Eleanor W. Cunningham
Aarlie J. Hull
Arthur J. Stott
A red berry bush in a snowy scene with a red barn in the background.
Youth Week January 26-February 2

02 The Case for Modesty and Christian Simplicity by General Superintendent V.H. Lewis
03 Attics and Rummage Sales by Milo L. Arnold
04 In My Old Praying Chair by Irene M. Johnson
04 Joy Unspeakable by Norma Hilliard
05 Forty-Eleven Devils by John W. May
06 Problems in the World-Peace in Me by Albert J. Lown
07 Exercises to Keep You in Shape by Mary Clothier
08 Setting Your Child Free by James Dobson
10 A Word About Wine by D.R. Peterman
11 Fly High by Clare St. John
12 Faith and Feeling by Richard Parrott

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Herald of Holiness - January 17, 1973

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
V. H. Lewis
Ed Wallace
Eva J. Cummings
Kathryn Blackburn Peck
Hal M. von Stein
Ross Hayslip
John W. May
James D. Hamilton
Nina Walter
Georgia Perkins
J. Kenneth Grider
Katherine Bevis
Byron H. Maybury
Milo L. Arnold
Aarlie J. Hull
J. Fred Huff
The 1973 portrait of the Board of General Superintendents.
Board of General Superintendents: Charles H. Strickland, George Coulter, Eugene L. Stowe, Orville W. Jenkins, V. H. Lewis, Edward Lawlor.

02 "The Unseen Guest" by General Superintendent Lewis

03 God of Miracles by Ed Wallace

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Herald of Holiness - January 30, 1974

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
Orville Jenkins
Harold W. Queen
C. Neil Strait
Robert Chew
Milo L. Arnold
J. Kenneth Grider
Jay Kesler
C. Dale German
John W. May
Lyle P. Flinner
Ralph Earle
Ovella Satre Shafer
Aarlie J. Hull
K. R. Hostetler
A college of pictures--buildings of Nazarene Theological Seminary and a man studying on a couch.
Seminary Sunday, February 10

02 The Fullness of the Spirit by General Superintendent Orville W. Jenkins
03 "No One Loves Me!" by Harold W. Queen
04 Reflection by C. Neil Strait
04 The Clue by Robert Chew
05 Rebels Without Reason by Milo L. Arnold
06 NTS: Graduate Seminary of the Nazarenes by J. Kenneth Grider
08 When Two Worlds Collide by Jay Kesler
11 Energy Crisis by C. Dale German
12 Fox Fire by John W. May
13 Reaching God's Expectations by Lyle P. Flinner
14 Which Bible Shall I Read? by Ralph Earle

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