Lee Religion Professor Has Book On Worship Published

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - by Olivia Webb, Lee University
Dr. Jerald Daffe
Dr. Jerald Daffe

Dr. Jerald Daffe, professor of pastoral studies at Lee University, had his newest book, “The Worship God Wants: Showtime, My Time or His Time,” published by Pathway Press. 

According to Dr. Daffe, the book examines biblical, historical, philosophical, and practical perspectives on the worship God deserves and demands. 

“The concept of worship is tossed around so freely without in-depth biblical and theological perspective,” said Dr. Daffe. “This book takes the reader through a brief history of the worship renewal, a theological perspective of worship, and a practical application of various segments.”  

Author and educator French L. Arrington provided the foreword for Dr. Daffe’s book. “God wants the best of our ability in both worship and service,” writes Arrington. “God has given us His best in His beloved Son and our Savior. May this excellent book motivate us to give to God our best as we worship and serve Him.” 

In addition to teaching, Dr. Daffe serves as coordinator of the pastoral ministries major at Lee. His areas of specialty are revivalism, worship, Church of God history, and the Emerging Church. He was a recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award at Lee in 1990 and the Excellence in Advising in 1999. 

He is a member of the International Church of God Doctrine and Polity Committee.  

This is the ninth book of Dr. Daffe’s to be published since his arrival at Lee 31 years ago. 

Chapters are intentionally short to encourage readability and application, according to Dr. Daffe. 

For more information or to order “The Worship God Wants,” visit http://www.pathwaybookstore.com/Item/37345/TheWorshipGodWants.  



Dayton City School Named Level 5 School For 2nd Consecutive Year

Dayton City School has been named a Level 5 School District by the Tennessee Department of Education, state officials announced on Thursday. Dayton City School has been awarded a score of 5, the highest score possible on the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS), which measures student growth year over year. The TVAAS measures the impact schools and teachers have ... (click for more)

CSCC’s Burnette Named 2018 Coca Cola Leaders Of Promise Scholar

America Burnett, a student at Cleveland State Community College, is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2018 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.  The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa members defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs. Scholars are also ... (click for more)

Police Say Woman Wanted For Recent Shootings Led Officer On Chase; Drove Car Toward Him

Police said a woman wanted in connection with recent shootings sped away from an officer who was trying to take her in, then drove her vehicle toward him. Shavoria Green, 24, of 1513 Wheeler Ave., is facing a host of charges. They include aggravated assault, driving without proper registration, not having insurance, reckless endangerment, evading arrest, and leaving the scene ... (click for more)

Soddy Daisy Man Who Robbed 2 Credit Union Branches While Unarmed Gets 4-Year Federal Prison Sentence

A Soddy Daisy man who robbed two credit union branches while unarmed has been sentenced to serve four years in federal prison. Jeffrey Rutherford, 35, appeared before Judge Travis McDonough. Authorities said on Aug. 19, 2016, Rutherford entered the Comtrust Federal Credit Union on Gunbarrel Road while dressed all in black and with his face covered. He approached two tellers ... (click for more)

It’s Time To Restore A Valuable Tool To Prosecutors By Fixing The ACCA

Violent crime rates in our country tripled from 1964 to 1980.  Robbery tripled, murder doubled, and aggravated assault nearly tripled.  This was an alarming time for communities across our nation.   To fight back, Congress passed the Armed Career Criminal Act in 1984, giving federal prosecutors a powerful new tool to deal with the growing rate of violent crime.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Trump’s Editorial Coup

I got a great laugh when I heard a consortium of “the greatest newspapers in the world” would band together – as one mighty voice – and collectively castigate President Trump for his repeated attacks on newspapers, their editors and their reporters. “Our words will differ,” said Marjorie Pritchard of the Boston Globe, who called for the group-fest, “but we can agree that such attacks ... (click for more)