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Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
the Week of Proper 2 / Ordinary 7
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Bible Commentaries

Gutzke's Plain Talk on GenesisGutzke on Genesis

   

Old Testament

Manford George Gutzke
Manford George Gutzke

Dr. Manford George Gutzke, (1913-1993), was a devoted servant of Jesus Christ, renowned for his clear and practical exposition of biblical truth. Raised in rural Manitoba, Canada, he initially grappled with agnostic skepticism before embracing Christianity through personal study and dialogue with a devout farmer.

Gutzke's journey took him from teaching to legal studies, but a profound call to ministry redirected his path. A graduate of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, he pursued further education, earning a Master of Science in psychology from S.M.U. and a Doctor of Divinity from Austin College. Subsequently, he obtained a Ph.D. from Teacher's College, Columbia University.

Ordained in the Presbyterian Church, U.S., Gutzke served as a professor at Columbia Theological Seminary, where his teaching left an indelible mark on generations of students. Upon retirement, he dedicated himself fully to preaching and teaching the Word of God, exemplifying a profound commitment to biblical truth and spiritual growth.

Gutzke's approach to ministry was characterized by a genuine concern for people and a desire to communicate the gospel in a straightforward manner. His publications, including "Out of Darkness," reflected his passion for making biblical truth accessible to everyday lives.

Throughout his life, Dr. Manford George Gutzke's impact extended far beyond academia, with countless individuals testifying to the profound impact of his teaching on their faith journeys. His legacy as a faithful servant of Christ endures, inspiring others to embrace and live out the transformative power of the gospel.

 
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