Personal Website of Rich Tatum, first webmaster for the Assemblies of God, and recent webmaster for Christianity Today International. Has a good list of Pentecostal and Charismatic bloggers (GodBloggers)
More from the recent Pew survey. From the page: "Researchers found that many Pentecostals and charismatics attend worship services where speaking in tongues and other signs of the Holy Spirit are evident. But in six of the 10 countries surveyed, at least
From the page: "The Yearbook also records the continuing growth of Pentecostal, historic African American and other non-mainline churches in the U.S. Among the largest 25 churches in the U.S., the fastest growing are the Assemblies of God (increasing 1.81
Dr. Earl Creps of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary publishes his first book. Leadership Network has put together a useful promotion for the book here with flash and audio. Book looks interesting, check out the intro here.
Beliefs have consequences: "The way teens behave comes from something. Their attitudes and actions spring from their value system, and their value system is based on what they believe. Glen Schultz puts it this way: 'At the foundation of a person’s life
From the page: "Pentecostals need to seriously engage the sciences as Pentecostals, and need to be involved in the science and religion dialogue ... Pentecostal spirituality ... can yield unique insights for the broader science and religion dialogue.
Among the consequences of Europe's abandonment of its religious roots and the [resulting] moral code is a plunge in birth rates to below the replacement level. ... Europe is "committing demographic suicide, systematically depopulating itself."
"Our [executive] leadership has made it clear to ethnic leaders that (the districts and fellowships they represent) aren't an extension, but an integral part of the A/G," (Efraim Espinoza, director of the Office of Hispanic Relations)
Check out the beginning of this interesting series of blog posts about the Will of God: "Many believe this refers to a specific plan God has for our lives that we must discover and follow. I’ll call this concept the Personal Will of God. Does God’s Wo
CTI reviews the direct-to-video movie featuring one of the most charismatic and controversial figureheads of the modern Pentecostal movement. From the review: "Rossi, who wrote and directed the 2001 Motion Picture Council Best Documentary winner Saving Si
By focusing on well-known examples, Goodall, through his compelling writing style, points to easily identifiable signposts that trapped “great” men. The profiles in Why Great Men Fall give pause to others in similar environments: corporate execs, mini
One of the best and most comprehensive surveys of Scripture about Heaven every written, and very easily readable, now has a comprehensive summary provided by ChristianBookSummaries.com. (FREE) Download now!
From the site: "The Barna Group examined data from nine national surveys, involving interviews with more than 8,600 adults, conducted right before the attacks and at regular intervals since then. The study shows that despite an intense surge in religious
From Charisma: "These 30 leaders certainly are not the only individuals who should be recognized by Charisma. (Our selections were culled from nominations submitted by leaders in charismatic and Pentecostal churches throughout the United States.) But we b
"...training pastors to start congregations from scratch, sending them off with seed money and a vision statement to locations that range from quiet retirement communities to tough cities and inner-ring suburbs."
By Ravi Zacharias "Zacharias invites readers to follow him on this journey through his life and into the lives of others, and see how he has become more convinced with each year that Jesus Christ is the one who came to give us life to the fullest and to p
Interesting view of self-centered Pentecostalism from a veteran Emergent: "As the mass choir (three churches) sang, I felt a stirring in my spirit, but not the same stirring of the spirit these people were singing about or any type of “stirring of the S
From Christianity.ca Review by Denyse O'Leary: "Editor Bobby Maddex, working under the Fellowship of St. James, which also produces the ecumenical thinkrag Touchstone, has tossed out the usual dull faith-and-science stuff. He has produced a magazine o
What kind of evidences are they talking about? There’s an amazing variety. They don’t state it right upfront, but they are organizing their “20 compelling evidences” in a way that takes readers through the doctrines of creation, fall, redemption,
Francis S. Collins led the international Human Genome Project that mapped the 3.1 billion chemical base pairs in humanity's DNA. He now directs the U.S. government program on applying that information to medical treatments. ... his most complete argument
Only four Shakers are left in the world, all living in southern Maine. But if they can't attract converts to their celibate lifestyle and this really is the end for them, they have a plan to ensure that their legacy lives on forever.
Dan's excellent take on the controversy surrounding "spiritual disciplines" as promoted by Quaker Richard J. Foster and Baptist prof. Dallas Willard. He puts his finger on the pulse of the controversy and finds a diseased heart.