The Topical Memory System

The Topical Memory System

The Topical Memory System is one of The Navigators’ most well-loved study methods. How did the TMS come to be? In 1926 Dawson Trotman came to faith in Christ through Scripture memory. One day on his way to work, a passage that he had memorized for a church contest flashed in his head: John 14:12 “Verily, […]

V-mail

V-mail

  One of the earliest forms of Navigator correspondence is V-mail. V-mail (short for “Victory Mail”) was a mail process used by the Unites States during WWII for secure and cost-effective communication with soldiers stationed around the world. In 1943 Dawson Trotman began utilizing this method of communication to pass along updates from the early […]

A Pedestal of Influence: A History of the Development of the Navigator Nurses Work

by Robert L. Ridley, MD The nidus of Navigator nurses’ ministry began in the San Francisco Bay area of California, in 1942. Bill and Marge Goold arrived there that year, and started a Nav-sponsored Christian Nurses Fellowship (CNF). They called it “Nurses Martures Club,” and it consisted of five nurses from three Bay area hospitals. […]

Rod Sargent Photographs

Here is a small sample of the images that The Navigator Archives has of Rod Sargent. For more information or to use these images in a publication, presentation, or website, please contact The Navigator History Department.

History of the Glen Eyrie Carriage House

History of the Glen Eyrie Carriage House

by Susan Fletcher In 1871 General William Jackson Palmer began construction on his new home in a peaceful valley a few miles away from the fledging townsite of Colorado Springs.  His landscape architect John Blair named this new estate Glen Eyrie – Valley of the Eagle’s Nest.  The Stable (now known as the Carriage House) […]

The Biblical Importance of Remembering History

The Biblical Importance of Remembering History

by Susan Fletcher In Isaiah 46:9 the Lord commands, “Remember your history, your long and rich history. I am God, the only God you’ve had or ever will have – incomparable, irreplaceable – From the very beginning telling you what the ending will be, all along letting you in on what is going to happen, […]

Via Affirmativa: The Way of Affirmation

Via Affirmativa: The Way of Affirmation

by Susan Fletcher   The movement that we now call Via Affirmativa began as a conversation among four friends at an Italian restaurant. In 2004 Donald McGilchrist, Gary Bradley, Eddie Broussard, and Jim Petersen met to talk about the connection between God’s beauty and the movement of the Gospel.  The friends wrestled with the narrow […]

In Love and War

In Love and War

By Susan Fletcher (To see a full-color version of this article, including maps and images, please see:  In Love and War Booklet) America and the Navigators, December 1941 In the mid-to-late 1930s, The Navigators were a small group of men and women working primarily in the Los Angeles area. Young sailors who desired to study […]