Dedication of Niko Njotorahardjo Chair at Pentecostal Theological Seminary

Cleveland, TN–The Pentecostal Theological Seminary dedicated the Niko Njotorahardjo Chair for the Restoration of the Tabernacle of David (Prayer, Praise and Worship) on Thursday, April 28, in a chapel service followed by a celebration dinner. Dr. Njotorahardjo is a pastor of Gereja Bethel Indonesia, an international Pentecostal church of over 250,000 members. His church donated $1,000,000 for the endowment to establish the chair. The chair focuses on Prayer, Praise and Worship and the title reference to the restoration of the tabernacle of David comes from Acts 14:16-18 (King James Version):

Why A Sacred Assembly?

Sacred Assemblies were occasions for God’s people collectively to worship Him, to repent of personal and corporate sin, to remember His special blessings on them, and to anticipate future blessings. They were times to renew the covenant relationship with the Lord and return to Him in faithful love and obedience. The prescription for sacred assemblies is found in Leviticus 23 and were the appointed festivals.

What to Say (And What Not to Say) to an Abuse Victim

My friend “Jake” attended a men’s conference last weekend in a western state. After one of my sermons—which dealt with the topic of freedom from sexual sin—a dark memory from his past surfaced in his mind. He began to sob, and two men seated near him put their arms around him and began praying.

Christian Standard Magazine Celebrates 150 Years

With the publication of its April 2016 issue, Christian Standard magazine is celebrating its 150th anniversary.

International Offices Unveils Upgraded Media Capabilities

Cleveland, TN–When the Leadership and Communications Center opened in 2004, it included a small conference center and state of the art recording and digital editing studio. At the time the equipment was the best the industry had to offer.

Unity Tree Planted on Azusa Street

Leaders associated with the recent AzusaNow event came together on May April 10 to plant a symbolic tree near the site of the famous Azusa Street Revival. The leaders joined together after the Los Angeles Coliseum “AzusaNow” event to plant the Unity Tree on Azusa Street.

Study: Pastors Suffer in Silence Over Financial Challenges

Research released from the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) this week shows that the majority of evangelical pastors in the United States serve in small churches with significant personal financial challenges. Pastors also report that they are not familiar with resources to help them and do not confide in anyone outside their household about financial stress.

Tennessee to Allow Counselors to Refuse Services Based on ‘Sincerely Held Principles’

Tennessee’s Republican governor on Wednesday signed a law allowing mental health counselors to refuse service to patients on “sincerely held principles,” the latest in a string of U.S. state measures criticized as discriminatory against the gay community.

Latest Update on the Devastation in Ecuador

Church of God World Missions Director Dr. Tim Hill contacted Richar Mendoza, the national administrative bishop of Ecuador, by phone to assure him he and World Missions were standing ready to assist in the earthquake disaster that recently devastated the coastal area.

Bono and Eugene Peterson: The Psalms’ Released as Part of Launch

PASADENA, Calif., —Fuller Theological Seminary, the world’s largest multi-denominational institution for theological graduate education, today announces the launch of FULLER studio, an innovative and interactive e-resource sharing exclusive content at no cost for individuals in pursuit of deeply formed spiritual lives.

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