Some Thoughts on the Church of God 2022 General Assembly Agenda

It's that time of the biennium (or quadrennium since we lost the 2020 General Assembly in the pandemic) to consider the agenda of the Church of God. A recent additional input to this process is the newly started Church of God Scholars Blog. However, since I'm a) in the Church of God and b) a …

Nazi Rocket Scientist Wernher von Braun Converted to Christ, Interviewed in 1966 by C. M. Ward — Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center

C.M. Ward interviews Dr. Wernher von Braun (center) in his office at the Space Center headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama, May 9, 1966. Lee Shultz (right) looks on. This Week in AG History — June 26, 1966 By Darrin J. RodgersOriginally published on AG-News, 30 June 2022 Wernher von Braun (1912-1977), one of Nazi Germany’s leading […]Nazi …

In Celebration of the Ordination of Calvin Robinson – a brief catechesis following St Luke- Gavin Ashenden. — Gavin Ashenden

Following this reading from the Gospel: Luke 2:41-52 The Boy Jesus in the Temple 41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. 42 And… Continue reading → In Celebration of the Ordination of Calvin Robinson – a brief catechesis following St Luke- Gavin Ashenden.In Celebration of the Ordination of Calvin Robinson – a brief catechesis …

Christians Believing in Evolution: My Response to Larry Arnhart

I've gotten to the point where I find debating anything in an American context inherently discouraging, but Larry Arnhart's piece Nature's God: Why Christians Should Accept the Theory of Evolution caught my attention as an interesting presentation of a point of view. It is not my intent to produce a blow-by-blow refutation or commentary of …

Learning Nothing from Beating the Scots-Irish to a Pulp

We're not prepared to support a sustained war in the Ukraine: Currently, the West may not have the industrial capacity to fight a large-scale war. If the US government is planning to once again become the arsenal of democracy, then the existing capabilities of the US military-industrial base and the core assumptions that have driven its development …

Month of Sundays, Once More

To order an ebook copy, click on the cover image above. Month of Sundays was my last work for the Lay Ministries Department of the Church of God. It was intended as a devotional for Father's Day. Today, as then, the absence of fathers in the home is a major challenge to American society and …

Condensing Gas Furnaces: the Vulcanaire Supertherm of HVAC — vulcanhammer.info

Our government moves to mandate them: The new proposed rule, announced by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) yesterday, would require that gas-burning residential furnaces achieve 95 percent energy efficiency by 2029. The stated goal is to lower consumers’ energy bills in the long run and limit harmful emissions… The DOE press release says that […]Condensing …

From Fascism to Christ: Bruno Frigoli Fought for Mussolini, Found Christ, and Became an Assemblies of God Leader in Bolivia — Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center

Bruno Frigoli (right), who ministered to Colonel Banzer’s soldiers in 1958, presenting a Bible to Hugo Banzer, president of Bolivia, in 1972. This Week in AG History — June 18, 1972 By Glenn W. GohrOriginally published on AG-News, June 16, 2022 In his teenage years, Bruno Frigoli was an Italian soldier and fought for Mussolini in […]From …

Exposition of the Thirty-nine Articles – Article XVI (Part 1) — The North American Anglican, and Some Commentary of My Own

Article XVI. Of Sin after Baptism. NOT every deadly sin willingly committed after baptism is sin against the Holy Ghost, and unpardonable. Wherefore the grant of repentance is not to be denied to such as fall into sin after baptism. After we have received the Holy Ghost we may depart from grace given and fall…Exposition of …

The Contrast Between the Giving of the Law and the Coming of the Holy Spirit

From Bossuet's Elevations on the Mysteries: To publish the Gospel law, he renewed these four things, but in a much more excellent way. The work began with a great noise: but it was neither the violence of thunder, nor the sound of trumpets, as we hear in a fight; the noise which God sent was …

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