What Memorial Day Means: USA and Israel

Each year I try to think of how to depict Memorial Day in Israel in a way that’s meaningful and juxtapose it in relation to how it’s observed in the US. Many thoughts race through my head. And each year I see Memorial Day through a different prism.

You Can Be Free from A Religious Spirit

After Elisha watched Elijah ascend into heaven, the prophet went to the city of Jericho and performed his first miracle. The men of that city faced an environmental crisis: Their water was toxic, most likely because of the sulfur and other chemicals that had rained down upon nearby Sodom and Gomorrah years earlier. This poison had made the land barren (see 2 Kings 2:19-22) and it was affecting people and animals as well as plant life.

USA Missions Conducts Successful Senior Adult Retreat

The Special Projects Office of Church of God USA Missions recently conducted its 28th annual National Senior Adult Retreat, the Smoky Mountain Jubilee, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, April 24-26, 2018, with a total of 1,312 gathered for the event.

Global Scripture Distribution Report 2017: One in 5 Bibles Distributed Online

More than 20% of all Bibles distributed by the United Bible Societies (UBS) fellowship in 2017 were downloaded from the internet. It’s the first time Scripture downloads have been recorded separately by Bible Societies – and it shows that online distribution is increasingly significant.

PULSE Packs U.S. Bank Stadium, Up Next: Texas Motor Speedway

More than 45,000 gathered in U.S. Bank Stadium to worship at Pulse Twin Cities last Friday, with more than 8,800 attendees responding to the Gospel. The free event, with which more than 750 local churches partnered, featured music artists Lecrae, Tye Tribbett, and Hillsong Young & Free, dance crew Jabbawockeez, Mike Lindell of MyPillow, and evangelist Nick Hall. A historical night on many levels, the event also set the new Guinness World Record for the largest pillow fight—giving away 70,000 pillows in the process from MyPillow.

Jacqui Smith Presented with Hall of Prophets Honor

May 23, 2018–Cleveland, TN–Rev. Jacqueline Smith was honored today with induction into the prestigious Hall of Prophets at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary. The event took place at the seminary’s Cross Chapel.

Pastor Describes When Terrorists Attacked His Church

The leader of the Indonesian church most badly damaged by the suicide bombing attacks last Sunday, May 13, has said he “can’t imagine” how much greater the damage could have been had the attacker detonated the bomb inside the church.

A Christian Alternative That Keeps Facebook From Censoring Your Message

Is there a Christian alternative to Facebook? USA.Life social network is “the answer to Facebook censorship of Christians” and it “doesn’t collect and sell your personal information,” said Steven Andrew. He is the founder and a respected, Christian and technology leader.

International Offices Campus Marks 50 Years at Keith and 25th Location

Cleveland, TN—March 22, 2018—Fifty years ago today, church leaders gathered on the current campus of the Church of God International Offices to dedicate and cut the ribbon on a new four-story “general offices” building at Keith and 25th Streets.

Empowered 21 African Congress Spurs the Spirit of Pentecost Across Africa

May 19, 2018—Johannesburg, South Africa – The Empowered21 Africa Congress came to a close on Saturday, May 19, as more than 1,100 young people came forth to be anointed for ministry.

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