Gretchen Passantino Coburn: October 2, 2014

Gretchen Passantino Coburn, apologist and educator, went to be the with the Lord on October 2, 2014. She had served in ministry for many years as an evangelist and apologist alongside her first husband, Robert “Bob” Passantino, who died in 2003. She was remarried to Pat Coburn. She leaves behind her children Mary, Karen, and Paul, her husband Pat, her mother, Mary-Louise Beisner, her sisters Beth Thomas and Beverley Noia, and brother Calvin Beisner. Continue reading

Apologist John Weldon, Dies at 66

JohnWeldonAfter a lengthy battle with cancer, Christian apologist John Weldon died Saturday , Aug. 30. He was 66.

Weldon was born Feb. 6, 1948, in Chicago and became a Christian as an adult. He earned multiple graduate-level degrees, including a Ph.D. in comparative religion and a D.Min. with an emphasis on contemporary religious movements. Known for his work with John Ankerberg, he employed his expertise for more than 20 years as a researcher for The John Ankerberg Show. Weldon authored or co-authored more than 100 books, including the best-selling “Facts On” series that has sold more than 2.5 million copies in 16 languages. Continue reading

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