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 …

Exposition of the Thirty-nine Articles – Article XVI (Part 2) — The North American Anglican

Section II. — Scriptural Proof. THE first thing we have to show from holy Scripture is, that “every deadly sin committed after baptism is not unpardonable,” and that “the place of forgiveness is not to be denied to such as truly repent.” To prove this proposition, it will be desirable (1) to show that sins…Exposition of …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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