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The Fellowship of St. James (FSJ) was founded in 1976 to promote fidelity to Jesus Christ, encourage greater Christian unity, and defend traditional Christian doctrines and moral teachings. The Fellowship and its publications serve Protestant, Evangelical, Catholic, and Orthodox Christians who come together on the basis of shared belief in the fundamental doctrines of the faith as revealed in Holy Scripture and summarized in the ancient creeds of the Church.
The Fellowship of St. James accomplishes this mission through our publications such as Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity, Salvo, The Daily Devotional Guide, and The Calendar of the Christian Year.
The Fellowship of St. James is a 501(c)(3) non-denominational, non-partisan, organization that receives no government funding. All gifts are tax-deductible.
THE FSJ STAFF:
Executive Editor, James M. Kushiner
Managing Editor, Anita Kuhn
Graphic Design/Webmaster, Jerry Janquart
Business Manager, Jonathan Dockery
Marketing & Copy Editing, Patricia Kushiner
The FSJ Board of Directors
Thomas S. Buchanan, Ph.D., is the George W. Laird Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware. He has studied at UCSD, Northwestern University and MIT, and has held visiting professorships at the University of Western Australia and the University of Aix-Marseille in France. He has held many academic administrative positions, including department chairman, deputy dean and institute director, as well as national leadership positions such as president of the American Society of Biomechanics and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Applied Biomechanics. Dr. Buchanan is on the Board of Trustees of Saint Katherine College and has served on the editorial board of Touchstone where he had a regular column entitled "Practical Christianity."
David S. Dockery is the newly appointed president of Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, having just completed 18 years as president of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Texas system, and he also holds degrees from Texas Christian University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Grace Seminary, and the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He is the author or editor of 35 books, including Renewing Minds and Faith and Learning, and he serves as the New Testament editor for the New American Commentary series, as well as general editor for Crossway's series on Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition and the forthcoming Holman Worldview Study Bible. He has spoken at major conferences and dozens of churches, state conventions, colleges, and seminaries. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Dockery and his wife Lanese have been married for 38 years. They have three married sons and six grandchildren.
Fr. Wilbur C. Ellsworth is the priest at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Christian Church in Warrenville, IL. He contributes regularly to Ancient Faith Radio, an Orthodox internet radio program featuring both audio programming and podcasts that highlight liturgical music, interviews, prayers, and lives of the saints. He is published in Reformation and Revival Journal on the topics of worship and hospitality in the church. Additionally, he serves as an adjunct faculty member at Northern Theological Seminary, where he teaches on Classical Christian Worship. Fr. Ellsworth holds a M. Div. from the Los Angeles Baptist Theological Seminary and a D. Min. from the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Fr. Wilbur lives in IL with his wife Jean; they have two children.
J. Douglas Johnson graduated from Middlebury College in 1988 with a degree in English literature and economics. He designed Oracle database system software in the financial and defense industries, and served as a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute before joining Surface Preparation Technologies, Inc. (SPT), an international highway construction company, in 1992, where he worked for 20 years as SPT's Director of Marketing.
Mr. Johnson is currently President of Brideshead Inc., an information management company.
Mr. Johnson's polemics have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Asian Wall Street Journal, the Japan Times, the Far Eastern Economic Review, the Journal of Commerce, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Tribune.
His favorite activities include hiking in America's national parks and skiing in the Rockies.
Certified Financial Planner Steven Kellar is currently a Managing Director with Sheridan Road Advisors. He has been based in Chicago for over two decades, throughout which he has been involved in a variety of capacities in the community. A photographer as well as a financial advisor, Mr. Keller's body of work has been viewed and displayed in a range of venues. He continues to live in Chicago with his wife Debbie and their five daughters.
David Kreuger is the President of KDL Corporation, a management consulting firm. He has also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of two other companies, a steel recycling company and an information technology/market research services company. In addition, he previously held executive positions with the IBM Corporation during his 33-year tenure there. Mr. Krueger is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and he holds an MBA in finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
James M. Kushiner is the Executive Director of The Fellowship of St. James and has served on its board since 1980. The Fellowship was established in 1976 to encourage greater Christian unity, knowledge of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and fidelity to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith and its moral teachings. He did undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. James, a native of Detroit, Michigan, married Patricia in 1972 after moving to Chicago, where they have since lived and raised their 6 children. They have 10 grandchildren. They joined the Eastern Orthodox Church in 1993 and attend All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church in Chicago, Illinois.
After graduating from Wellesley College, Pittsburgh native Mary Elizabeth Podles pursued postgraduate studies in art history at Columbia University. She has employed her expertise in curating at the Metropolitan Museum of New York and the National Gallery of Art in Washington; most recently, she acted as the Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Since retiring, Podles has continued to engage in her field by her writing and lecturing, as well as taking up the practical study of art in order to better understand the process undergone by the artists themselves.
Mary Elizabeth Podles and her husband, Touchstone Senior Editor Leon J. Podles have six children, whom they home-schooled, and have recently welcomed their first grandchild.
In 1976 Robert E. Russell Jr., a graduate of Wabash College and a veteran of the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps. , founded the consulting and advisory firm Robert Russell and Associates. RR&A is especially dedicated to the promotion of those free-market business principles that underlie successful marketing, management, and fund development in small businesses and non-profit organizations.
In 1983, Mr. Russell was appointed Counselor to the President of The Heritage Foundation, where he has continued to apply his business expertise in addition to conducting RR&A in Geneva, IL. A long-time associate of Hillsdale College, he has been an active board member of many institutions, including The Heartland Institute, The Philadelphia Society, and Friends of Marva Collins. Mr. Russell and his wife Ruth Ellen, who have two children and three grandchildren, reside in Batavia, Illinois and are active members of Holy Cross Catholic Church.
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Dr. Eric Hedin & the Contested Boundaries of Science
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