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I’M A LIFELONG Christian. That’s my primary spiritual identity. My specific faith tradition: Seventh-day Adventist . . . I’m a product of Adventist schools (Milo Adventist Academy, Pacific Union College, Andrews University Theological Seminary)—and have spent a good share of my career in church employment as a pastor (Texas, New Mexico, California, and Washington) . . . and in editorial work (Insight, Signs of the Times, Listen). My last church position was as editorial vice president at Pacific Press.

For many years now, I’ve owned my own publishing and editorial services business—Page One Communications. My clients include both church and non-church customers.

A decade or so ago, I fought a three-year battle with cancer. My docs gave me a maximum of 18 months. But I’m still here and hope to use my remaining time allotment learning to live and love better—and to give back to my Creator in gratitude for what He’s given me.

I have awesome children who have produced equally awesome children of their own, bringing me the deep joy of grandfather-hood. I am a supremely blessed man.

Ken McFarland

Page One Communications


14 responses to this post.

  1. Hello,

    I would appriciate if you can also add our youth site @ to your blogroll

    Thanks and God Bless!


  2. Ken,

    Wondering if you can add my magazine New England Pastor (the magazine version, in distinction from my personal blog with the same name) to your blogroll/websites list:



  3. Now in the “Newly Discovered” list, Shawn. Will be moved in due course to the main blogroll.



  4. Thanks, Ken!!


  5. Posted by cmcconnelldesign on February 23, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Hey, Ken. My name is Chris McConnell. I would love to link up with you. I run a design blog ( and I also do some blogging for the Mid-America Union Conference ( Let me know if you’d like to link up. I just wrote a post about the importance of good design within the church and I’d love to get your opinion on it (and possibly that of your readers). I think it is an important subject.



  6. Posted by Debra Robillard on November 25, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Hi…I’m using an illustration from thebook Gospel Showdown and I wonder if there have ever been images or a video made of the whole mud puddle kids parable to use with my Powerpoint display. You are the author, I assume? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!


  7. Mud Puddle Kid first showed up in a mid-1970s INSIGHT article, then later in GOSPEL SHOWDOWN (now out of print). More recently, I revised and updated it as a post on this blog:

    I’m not aware, Debra, of any visuals that have ever been created to go with the parable. If you find any, let me know!


  8. Posted by David R. Larson on July 1, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Great blog, Ken! Good to hear of your business as well.


  9. Are you the Ken McFarland who authored the booklet, “Your Friends, the Seventh-day Adventists?” Just wondering.

    Thank you.


  10. Posted by Debra Robillard on December 27, 2011 at 10:05 am

    How are you feeling, Ken? I haven’t heard from you for some time.


    • Feeling fine, Debra. Haven’t had time to tend this blog in a long time, however. Too busy with “real world” projects! All the best.


  11. Posted by Renee on January 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Dear Ken:
    I believe that you wrote “Leonard, the Up-tight Wolf” many years ago. It is one of my all-time favorite parables. I have used it for over 20 years in my English classes. But I just realized that I have lost Leonard. Would you have a copy that you could email me?


    • Unfortunately, I don’t have a version of “Leonard,” Renee. Pretty sure it was in a small book of parables I wrote called GOSPEL SHOWDOWN, but that was published in 1981 and is long out of print. Not sure just where to find one. If I come across a copy, I’ll let you know!


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