James Blaine Chapman

A headshot of J.B. Chapman

James Blaine (J.B.) Chapman was a holiness preacher and present at the founding of the Church of the Nazarene. He served as president of Arkansas Holiness College and Peniel College, on various boards and committees for the Church of the Nazarene, as editor for the Herald of Holiness with B.F. Haynes, and as general superintendent for over 20 years before his retirement.

He was married to Maud and father to Lois Catherine, James Blaine Jr., Grace Bess, Frederick Harold, George Brilhart, Gertrude Edwina, and Paul Benton. After Maud's death, he married Louise Robinson, a missionary who headed the Nazarene Foreign Missionary Society for many years.

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Works by this author

Language: English

A Day in the Lord's Court

James Blaine Chapman
A Day in the Lord's Court

Seventy short homilies, ending with Psalm 84:10, suitable not for sermons but for short meditations or personal devotional times.

English
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Book

A History of the Church of the Nazarene

James Blaine Chapman
A History of the church of the Nazarene

A History of the Church of the Nazarene compiled and written by J.B. Chapman, Editor of the Herald of Holiness and approved by The Committee Appointed to Prepare Church History : E.E. Angell, H. Orton Wiley, J.B. Chapman

English
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Book

A Nazarene Manifesto

James Blaine Chapman

Presented to the Superintendents' Conference of the Church of the Nazarene in Kansas City, Missouri, January 5-6, 1944.

English
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Presentation

All Out for Souls

James Blaine Chapman
Book cover

A sermon first preached in 1946 at Kansas City First Church of the Nazarene, this small booklet quickly became a model of evangelistic preaching.

English
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Book

Ask Doctor Chapman

James Blaine Chapman
Book Cover
INDEX
Page 5     Questions on the Bible
Page 13   Questions on Christ
Page 24   Questions About Christians
Page 51   Questions About Confession
Page 54   Questions on Faith
Page 57   Questions on Fasting
English
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Book

Bud Robinson: A Brother Beloved

James Blaine Chapman
Bud Robinson

This is a biography of Bud Robinson, a popular gospel preacher in the early days of the Church of the Nazarene.

English
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Book

Camp Meeting Sermons

James Blaine Chapman
Camp Meeting Sermons

Ten sermons preached by J.B. Chapman at camp meetings covering salvation, sanctification, prayer, divine healing, and the second coming of Christ.

English
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Book

Christ and the Bible

James Blaine Chapman
Book Cover

The sermon that General Superintendent J. B. Chapman preached on Sunday evening, June 16, 1940 on the opening day of the 10th General Assembly of the Church of the Nazarene.

English
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Book

Christian Living in a Modern World

James Blaine Chapman

How one should live as a Christian, have faith, and not live a cheap religion.

English
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Book

Herald of Holiness - April 12, 1961

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
Hugh C. Benner
Homer L. Rogers
Brian L. Farmer
Neal Dirkse
Celia M. Wright
K. W. Phillips
R. A. Kerby
James Blaine Chapman
Darel E. Grothaus
Thelma B. Culver
Lois M. Marmon
Sylvester T. Ludwig
Ila R. Monday
Pearl O. Burnside McKinney
A young man in graduation attire walking away.
National Christian College Day April 16

General Articles

English
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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - April 15, 1959

Stephen S. White
Samuel Young
James Blaine Chapman
Glenn E. Eades
Harvey Petersen
Mrs. W. M. Franklin
Flora E. Breck
Elizabeth M. Dumann
Katherine Bevis
Ruth Wood Vaughn
Norman R. Oke
Helen K. Swarth
First page of the Herald.

01 It’s the Upkeep That Costs by General Superintendent Young

03 A Nazarene Manifesto by Dr. James B. Chapman

English
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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - April 5, 1967

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
Gideon B. (Gideon Brooks) Williamson
Ponder W. Gilliland
H. Orton Wiley
R. T. (Roy Tilman) Williams
James Blaine Chapman
Willis E. Snowbarger
John H. Cotner
W. Shelburne Brown
Norman B. Rohrer
Barbara C. Finch
A. Elwood Sanner
A young woman closely examining the layout of a magazine

02 We March to a Million By General Superintendent Williamson

03 Helps to Holy Living: When I Was a Child By Ponder W. Gilliland

English
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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - August 2, 1967

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
Gideon B. (Gideon Brooks) Williamson
Warren McNeilly
James Blaine Chapman
C. E. Roberts
Earl G. Lee
Kathryn Blackburn Peck
Joe Vines
Harold F. Bell
Ross Hayslip
Paul T. Culbertson
A. Elwood Sanner
A photo collage of grapes, the Andes mountains behind an Argentinian hacienda, and an aerial view of Sal Salvador de Jujuy.
Productive Argentina.

02 Many Thanksgivings By General Superintendent Williamson

03 The Trouble with Mountaintop Experiences By Warren McNeilly

English
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Complete magazine

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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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - February 18, 1959

Stephen S. White
James Blaine Chapman
F. W. Davis
Arthur Hedley
Justa Lee Allen
Charles W. Hodge
Alice Hansche Mortenson
Clarence Edwin Flynn
Mary A. Eagle
Katherine Bevis
Hugh C. Benner
Dorothy Conant Stroud
Bertha Munro
First page of the Herald.

01 The Immanency of Christ’s Second Coming by General Superintendent Chapman

02 Late News

English
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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - May 24, 1967

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
Hugh C. Benner
James P. McGraw
Paul Hendrix
Paul Orjala
Elden Rawlings
James Blaine Chapman
Bennett Dudney
O. Joe Olson
Mary E. Latham
Paul T. Culbertson
Roger Huntington
A. Elwood Sanner
A collage of a man with a briefcase to cross the street with an illustration of a church with radiating circles.
Is the Church Getting Through to the "Man on the Street"?

02 "This Same Jesus" By General Superintendent Benner

03 Communicating for Christ's Sake By James McGraw

English
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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - May 28, 1958

Stephen S. White
James Blaine Chapman
R. T. (Roy Tilman) Williams
Carl W., Jr., Gray
Ovella Satre Shafer
H. Ray Dunning
Art Rakestraw
K. Boyle
Bertha Munro
First page of the Herald.

01 On Taking Ourselves Too Seriously by General Superintendent Chapman

02 Late News

English
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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - May 7, 1958

Stephen S. White
Gideon B. (Gideon Brooks) Williamson
Norman C. Schlichter
D. I. (Daniel I.) Vanderpool
Everett S. Phillips
Edward Lawlor
John L. Knight
Kenneth H. Pearsall
George Frame
James Blaine Chapman
E. E. Zachary
Alice Hansche Mortenson
Claude E. Pittenger
Bertha Munro
Robert L. Lunsford
First page of the Herald.

01 Witnesses with Burning Hearts by General Superintendent Williamson

02 Late News

English
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Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - October 16, 1968

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
James Blaine Chapman
Orville Jenkins
Milo L. Arnold
Frank G. Carver
George L. Smith
C. William Fisher
John Wallace Ames
Ovella Satre Shafer
Ismael E. Amaya
Gerard Reed
Howard H. (Howard Harley) Hamlin
Willis E. Snowbarger
Albert J. Lown
A long quote from JB Chapman

01 The Ministry of Silence By J. B. Chapman
02 Genuine Thanksgiving By General Superintendent Jenkins
03 Unadulterated Marriage By Milo L. Arnold
04 Pen Points: The Superior Righteousness By Frank G. Carver
04 The Single Eye By George L. Smith
05 God Is Able... in Times of Trouble By William Fisher
06 "It Came to Pass" By John W. Ames
07 Music Memoette By Ovella Satre Shafer
08 Helps to Holy Living: I Believe in Progressive Sanctification By Ismael E. Amaya
09 Solitude: A Neglected Dimension By Gerard Reed

English
Type: 
Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - October 8, 1958

Stephen S. White
B. F. Haynes
D. I. (Daniel I.) Vanderpool
James Blaine Chapman
Floyd W. Hawkins
David Shelby (D. Shelby) Corlett
Kathryn Blackburn Peck
Mervel S. Lunn
Haldor Lillenas
Tully C. Knoles
Charles Brougher Jernigan
Bertha Munro
First page of the Herald.

01 Calvary’s Defense by Dr. B. F. Haynes

02 Late News

03 On This Our Birthday by D. I. Vanderpool

English
Type: 
Complete magazine

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