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A Lesson for Anglicans: The Rt. Rev. Brian Barnett

It seems I'm linking to quite a few obits these days. But those who have passed on have lessons for us who are left behind, and this is another one of those lessons. I knew Brian for many years, especially when he was Administrative Pastor of the North Cleveland Church of God and I was …

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Daniel Vassell: The Man Who Took the Celebration to the People Now Celebrates in Glory

Daniel Vassell, dean of Mobilize in the Church of God Division of Education, has gone to glory: Dr. Daniel J. Vassell Sr., 64, was many things — a husband, father, grandfather and reverend — but one thing was certain: he was a visible representation of joy. You could always feel his presence in the way …

Duane Alexander Miller Attempts a Reality Check for Anglican Missions

In this video: https://youtu.be/msmwKXMxjfE I would strongly suggest that Anglican provinces visit the Church of God World Missions website. It shows how a centrally, episcopally governed church manages its missions, both in places where Christianity is welcome and in those places where it is not. Unlike the poker playing dog, we don't tell everything we …

J. Robert Ashcroft: Assemblies of God Pastor, Evangelist, Educator, College President — Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center

This Week in AG History — November 2, 1958 By Ruthie Edgerly ObergOriginally published on AG News, 03 November 2022 James Robert Ashcroft (1911-1995) served God, family, church, and community with unwavering integrity in every opportunity he was given. Known as a man of prayer, the Scriptures, and the Spirit, he served the Assemblies of […] …

Horrors! John Wesley had a Prayer Book!

It's Monday morning. Worship pastors and leaders at Pentecostal (especially semi-Charismatic ones) are gathering at their favourite coffee shops (or Chik-fil-a) to celebrate their taking the congregation to the "Throne Room" once again with their Spirit-led worship. No thought of liturgy enters their heads, even though the schedule they followed was down to the second. …

Pushing Back Against “Waist Down Religion”

Charles R. Beach One of the people I was honoured to work with at Church of God Lay Ministries was Charles R. Beach. Lee College/University students remember him has a professor in modern languages but they also remember him as heading up Pioneers for Christ, leading students out in what we would call now short-term …

Twenty Five Years of Positive Infinity

Twenty-five years ago I received the following notification from Geocities, the free website provider: Sat Aug 23 13:59:46 1997... Welcome, DON, to GeoCities Personal Home Page Program! Please write down or save the following information for future use. Your Member Name is: penlay. Your Neighborhood is: Athens/Parthenon. Your Address is: 4799. Your Current Password is: …

Some Clarification on What I Mean By “Outed”

I've gotten some pushback on my last post Be True to Your School, Or They’ll Go Postal, which concerned recent events at our Church of God General Assembly. One major objection is my characterisation of what happened on the floor of the General Council as the Seminary being "outed." Probably the easiest way for me to …

Be True to Your School, Or They’ll Go Postal

My father didn't like rock music. But there was one time he made an exception. My brother was a Beach Boys fan, and one evening at the house he made us stand and listen to "Be True to Your School" as it played on our Magnavox console. My father was big on his sons being …

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