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Ephemera of Ben Haden Evangelistic Association- Collection 648

 

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Table of Contents

Title Page and Restrictions

Brief Description of This Collection

Historical Background

An Essay on the Contents of the Collection (Scope and Content)

List of the Contents of Boxes of Paper Records in This Collection (Container List)



Collection 648                                                                                                      

Ben Haden Evangelistic Association; 1968-

Ephemera; 1981-1989

.5 cubic feet (1 DC)




Restrictions: There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.



Brief Description. Published transcripts of sermons from evangelist Ben Haden’s weekly TV and radio program, Changed Lives. Topics covered include: spiritual gifts, belief and doubt, teenagers, forgiveness, ethics, Biblical teaching, addiction, wealth, hypocrisy, Soviet Union, US politics and government.




Historical Background


Founded

Founded in 1968 by Dr. Ben Haden after having started a radio program ministry known as "Changed Lives". The program aired weekly and eventually earned television rights as well. In 2004, the name changed officially to "Changed Lives.org" as Dr. Haden retired from radio in 2001 but chose to continue ministry over the internet. The television and radio spots were taken over by Dr. Michael Youssef's program "Leading the Way".

Headquarters location

1968-

Chattanooga, TN

Executive officers

 

Dr. Ben Haden

Chairman

 

Mr. Scott Probasco, Jr.

President/CEO

Ministry emphasis

The "Changed Lives" radio and TV program was the main emphasis of Ben Haden Evangelistic Association's ministry. The program aired weekly until 2001. Haden's program was based on a question asked at the beginning to which he would respond with "Let's talk about it" which became his signature phrase. In 2004, Haden brought the Changed Lives ministry to the web where listeners could have access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. His messages encouraged Christians to continue in the spiritual walk offering "quiet, intelligent conversation about Jesus".

Geographical emphasis

United States




Scope and Content


Series: Paper records

Arrangement: Chronological

Date Range: 1981-1989

Volume: .5 cu ft., 1 legal document case

Boxes: 1

Geographic coverage: United States

Type of documents: Pamphlets

Subjects: Sermons on spiritual gifts, raising children, going through a mid-life crisis, forgiveness, ethics, politics, Biblical authority, addiction recovery, faith and reason, wealth, Heaven, hypocrisy, Soviet Union, US military.

Notes: Each program contains two sermons, copyright dated between 1969-1989. Some sermons are repeated.


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Provenance

The materials in this collection were given to the Archives of the Billy Graham Center by the Billy Graham Center Library in March, 1990.


Accession: 90-38 

July 24, 2009

Noel Collins Pfeifer






BOX LIST

Box

Folders

Title

Dates

1

1

Changed Lives booklets

1981-1983

1

2

Changed Lives booklets

1984-1986

1

3

Changed Lives booklets

1987-1989

 


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