My name is Ken Behrens.
This website is meant to serve as an ongoing diary and archive of past and current ministry projects, since the death of my wife in June 2012. This page contains a general index to the site, and a short biography which includes links to the archived material.
BREAKING NEWS: I am pleased to announce that I have a new wife. Please meet Ruth
If you would like to join me and other sincere followers of Jesus/Yeshua from around the world for serious Christian fellowship and online interactive church attendance, add me, kenbehrens1 (that's number one), as a contact on Skype. If you need technical help to do this, send me an e-mail at the address below. I am ken.behrens.12 at Facebook. Our group's Facebook page is at JCIC
Our fellowship group has opened a new Christian discussion (message board – forum) website, and has asked me to be a moderator. Join us at http://christianvolt.com/
If you are here to join Ruth and me for streamed praise and worship, that link is here
JCIC will be streaming some of the Milford Delaware Ministerial Association joint lent services. You may watch them live on some of the Wednesdays of Lent, beginning March 5, 2014 at noon Eastern time. The link to watch is: http://ustream.tv/channel/ruthtest1 The bulletins and service orders are here. For March 5, click here: http://kenbehrens.com/0305.html
Here are the links to the new music that Ruth and I will be using in our ministries. The files contain sheet music, chords, words and mp3 files, so that you can rehearse the music in our absence. Reh1 reh2
Here is the archive of my first wife Anna's writings.
God shows His awesomeness in so many unexpected ways. I have just completed writing a song with a man from Australia. Click here for the Oz connection.
The new songs written by Sheryl Rohm and myself for her ministry.
The prophetic photography of "powemm"
Budding Christian author Michael Atwater
See the page for the Atlantic seaboard revival in Delaware here.
We recently performed two online baptisms. The people baptized live under threatening situations, and have asked that their names and the video be withheld from the public. If you have a legitimate need for this information, please e-mail me.
Everything here is free for the downloading. If it blesses you, the website has served its purpose. If anything does not work properly, or you find possible omissions or typos, please let me know at email@example.com and I will fix it for you and everyone else.
I started in ministry in 1968, and from 1970-75, I was the music director for the Catholic church serving a state university in the west. What resulted was one of the largest praise teams (then called “guitar choirs”) ever assembled. When the five music groups played together several times a year, we had 55 people, combining praise team, organ, brass and other orchestral instruments. I developed a rhythmic way to sing the psalms with guitar, assisted on what was probably the first computerized hymnal, applied the early church Coptic percussion techniques; we began writing our own music, and we had the “anointing” at Catholic mass years before the term was there to describe it. From 1975-78, I worked at an inner city charismatic Catholic Parish in Syracuse, NY, where I met my wife Anna. I then worked two more suburban parishes until 1981 in Reading, PA and in New Jersey. You will find my A Church Guitar Course (presenting organ as the derivative of guitar- which is what it is Scripturally, not vice-versa as usually taught) of Catholic church guitar in the Music Ministry zip file, and my early songs in the Unpublished music file, most of which is also in the pdf file Ken Behrens - Unpublished Music. These files are hand written, drawn and typed on an old mechanical typewriter, so excuse the lack of 21st century editing.
Anna and I were married in 1981, began our ministry taking in homeless people from 1981-82 (this is where the “Hardtimes Poem” in the theology file, most of which is also available as a pdf book Ken Behrens - Theology Writings comes from). When we returned to Utica, we began living in Christian community from April-August of 1982, and this where the Lord showed us about the restoration of the Feast of Tabernacles, and the “Praise Day” concept (day-long small-group, intimate, home renewal days headed by a team). The songs from this period are in the Unpublished Music file. . It is also where the “Sister Mary Litany” skit originated in the diversions file, as well as where I wrote the “Great Elf-Spectations” book as a gift for Anna, in the Ken and Anna file. The short stories in these files may also be found in the pdf file Ken Behrens - Short Stories.
I began my full-time teaching career at Mohawk Valley Community College in fall of 1984. These years saw the composing of several unpublished songs, and “Burn it Down” in the diversions file, which everyone seems to crack up over, in spite of, or maybe because of, its Christian outcome.
I finally was able to get transferred to Rome in 1986. It was in Rome that Anna's ministry was born. My mathematics file contains my annotated retranslation of the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus(where I solve the riddle of 2/n fraction table in an archeologically compatible way, and begin the techniques of applying Scripture, archeology, and science interchangeably to aid each field in understanding the other), and scans of the “Math-ter-Mind” series I wrote for the Rome culture newspaper that later absorbed Anna’s newsletter. It was during this time that we traveled with Shekinah (Anna's 27- member interdenominational music group), launched Bobby the Bible Bear, and recorded much of our music. I produced my first of three Spiritual Histories of Cities(1826), and added to my unpublished music. We explored tabernacles and I applied mathematics to the reconstruction of the Biblical musical notation called the te-amim (full length and abridged presentations and two examples recorded with the “Messianic Project” of the Messianic Jewish “Kehillat Ben David” – “Congregation of the Son of David” are in the music ministry file and the pdf file The Musical Notation of the Bible).
Anna and I moved to Dover, DE in 1997, for “partial retirement”, and it was here that I researched the Biblical approach to unexplained phenomena. The four works in this file deal with Crop Circles - A Biblical Perspective, and the Ancient Technology that caused the flood. To my knowledge, this is the only explanation of the evidence that has launched the UFO religions of the last few decades that is consistent both with the Bible AND with archeology. “Ancient tech” is the Christian orientation, the “Archeotechnology Primer” is the technical reference for specialists, and the “Rain Machine” is a popular introduction. This is also where I composed the puppet play “Best Gift of All” (performed twice by us, but never recorded; the file is script plus midi files). I worked for several of the colleges in Dover part time. This is also where Anna helped me produce “A-Christ-ics” in the diversions file.
Anna wanted to try someplace else when she received her inheritance from her father, so at the end of 2001, we moved to West Reading, PA. It is here we began to work with the “Unchurch” concept you will find in the theology file. I also wrote “Midrash (on Praise and Worship)” in the music ministry file, based on a series of teachings I gave at Today’s Voice Christian Fellowship (the pastor was one of the children I trained 20 years earlier when I was an organist). Feeling a call to Hamburg, PA, we asked for and received a partial transfer via Reading Area Community College, where I had been teaching math. It was during this time that I suffered “bilateral quadriceps rupture”, which means I blew out both my knees. I did this by tripping over a curb on a 10% downgrade while carrying a 35 lb. backpack of groceries. (Miracle after miracle – no pain, the Lord paid the bills, and I’m now walking nearly 5 miles a day when the weather is nice. I have my own knees, not replacements, at age 64.) With time on my hands, I added the history of Hamburg to the histories file, and solidified most of the theology writings, which thus includes several pamphlets on how the church should be reorganized to match the Biblical model. I wrote the cantata Sing Out for the church I was working at. I also started writing some fiction for the diversions file, and I am the one who invented the motto for the Hamburg “Hamburger Day Festival”: “Bring your buns to Hamburg (you’ll relish the experience)”. This is also where I began teaching mathematics online for DeVry University.
Anna wanted to get back to Delaware, so we came to Milford. She led most of the Milford ministry but we did it together. Among the accomplishments is the 27 member interdenominational “Children’s Praise Team” for Calvary UMC’s VBS in 2007, the LaRoca Church summer feeding program, and the single year of doing all three feasts. I also added the history of the founding of Milford to the histories file.
From Sept 2012-October 2013, I made almost 5000 contributions to a website called http://christianchat.com/ under the pseudonym kenisyes. You can read my posts at the site, or google the name “kenisyes” with almost any topic to see the records of those posts.
By the numbers: I have ministered music in 8600 services in almost a dozen denominations, led 31 choirs, written 6 cantatas/musical plays, have keyboard credits on 10 tapes/CD’s. I have taught mathematics in college 306 on-ground and 66 online classes (as of this the end of 2013). I taught school music for two years, as part of my music ministry. And of course, the 31 years of helping Anna do what God called her to do is an experience that is impossible to do justice to, as her archived material shows. I have walked over 64,000 miles and continue to walk over 1000 miles a year. So, we can keep it straight how I have all the energy and ability to do this: The Lord told me at age 5, I would be a teacher; and at age 9, I would be an organist. If it had not been for my desire to follow the Lord and my getting saved (July 13, 1972) and baptized in the Spirit (October of that year), I believe I would have been dead by age 30, so sickly and confused was I as a child. Instead, I have spent a lifetime trying my best to do what He tells me to do, and I have had a quite blessed life so far doing it.