“I thank God for letting me live to see the latter rain,” wrote T. L. McLain in the inaugural issue of the Church of God Evangel in March 1910. McLain was referring to the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, which he had received a few months earlier in what historian Charles W. Conn called “the great revival.”
A Previous Notice item to amend the Bylaws of the Church of God was released this week for review by members of the Church of God International General Council. The Council will convene on July 24-27 in Orlando, Florida at the Church of God International General Assembly.
The Just Honor God organization is celebrating a 2012 Book of the Year award from the Christian Small Publishers Association.
Bob Simon, reporter for 60 Minutes, recently narrated a one-sided segment concerning the plight of Arab Christians in the Palestinian controlled areas. Every person interviewed, except for Israeli Ambassador, Michael Oren, took and anti-Israel stance. None were Evangelical and there were no interviews presented from Pro-Israel Christians, of which, there are many in this nation.
ICU Mobile (www.icumobile.org), the pioneer and leader of mobile pregnancy center ministry, continues to grow its global fleet of life saving mobile pregnancy center vehicles. Founded in 2003, ICU Mobile provides a turnkey mobile solution for crisis pregnancy centers and life affirming ministries enabling them to go to, rather than wait for, women facing an unplanned pregnancy. ICU Mobile will deploy 12 more Mobile pregnancy centers before the end of the year.
The arrival of evangelist Luis Palau is making headline news in landlocked Paraguay.
The Air Force and its Secretary, Michael B. Donley, have created the most hostile “anti-religious” environment in the history of the United States military. So says the American Family Association (AFA).
Is television still a relevant tool for sharing the Christian message? In a world where most churches, ministries, and nonprofits are moving to the Internet, why think about TV anymore? Charisma magazine caught up with media maven Phil Cooke to discuss these and other issues in this exclusive interview.
The Brownsville Assembly of God in Florida’s Panhandle was home to the Brownsville Revival for six years. It saw countless healings and miracles in the mid- to late-1990s, but the church is currently struggling to survive as it is entangled in a large debt.
Tulsa, Okla., has a rich spiritual heritage. Kenneth Hagin Ministries and T.L. Osborn Ministries are based there, as is Oral Roberts University. But even these pioneering ministries may not have come up with an idea quite like this one: bringing the church to a bar.
April 24, 2012–Cleveland, Tenn.—Members of the Church of God International Executive Council are meeting in session at the International Offices with a primary purpose of preparing an agenda for the upcoming 74th International General Assembly (GA2012), which will be held in Orlando, Florida July 24-27.
Cleveland, Tenn.– Empowered21–a broad coalition of churches, ministries and organizations working together to help shape the future of the Spirit empowered movement around the world–has announced plans for a Pentecost Sunday Initiative this year (www.pentecostsunday.tv). It is a global initiative scheduled for Pentecost weekend and Pentecost Sunday, May 27, 2012, in which pulpits all over the world will proclaim the transforming, renewing, empowering truth of the Holy Spirit.