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Name:  Joel Bjorling  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1952 in Galesburg, IL


Illinois Connection

Bjorling was born in Galesburg and lived most of his life in the Knoxville-Gilson area. His Illinois writings have featured the former Universalist Church in Galesburg as well as Swedish cultural events in Bishop Hill. He wrote a Spirituality column for the former "Knoxville Journal," and was a columnist for the Galesburg independent publications "The Zephyr," "Galesburg Planet," and currently "The New Zephyr. " He graduated from Robert Morris College in Carthage in 1972.

Biographical and Professional Information

*Associate in General Studies--Robert Morris College, 1970-1972, Carthage, IL.*B.A,, Behavioral Science--Oral Roberts University, 1972-1975, Tulsa, OK.*MATS, McCormick Theological Seminary, 1978-1980, Chicago.Further study:*Garrett-Evangelical Theological School*Moody Bible Institute*Bob Jones University

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