New Bible Study Will Foster Stronger Family Relationships

Why do we have so much dysfunction and brokenness within our families and communities? Rene Howitt, founder of COPE24, believes the way to break the cycle of dysfunction for the sake of future generations is through education and prevention. If 64 percent of children grow up in homes facing at least one long-term childhood adversity, then it’s likely the remaining 36 percent of children from healthy families will marry into dysfunction.* And many of these dysfunctional family members are associated with a church or faith-based community.

God Is Neither Republican or Democrat

There’s a fascinating account in the biblical book of Joshua that is quite relevant to people of faith as we approach the midterm elections. It also ties in with a famous Civil War account involving Abraham Lincoln. As we’ll see, the lesson from both is the same.

Mennonite Church USA, Church of God Engage in Ecumenical Dialogue

Members of the Mennonite Church USA and the Church of God (Cleveland, TN) recently met in Elkhart, IN for their second ecumenical dialogue, 29 September-1 October 2018. Through the presentation and discussion of papers, worship, and fellowship, the team members pursued mutual understanding of each other’s history and theology, sought greater common witness to the gospel, and considered concrete ways that they can share their sense of togetherness in the one body of Christ with other members of their churches.

Majority of Americans: ‘Religious Belief is a Matter of Personal Opinion’

Most Americans say that religious beliefs are simply a personal perspective and are not related to objective reality, according to findings released today from the State of Theology survey.

Biblica Partners with Streetlights Team for Innovative Spanish-Language Bible Translation

Biblica, the International Bible Society (, is partnering with a multi-media urban ministry team to share the Bible’s unchanging, relevant truth in an innovative way.

Vest Honored with Spirit of Azusa Award

Dr. Lamar Vest was honored with the Spirit of Azusa Award for his life-long leadership of the Pentecostal Movement. The presentation took place at the conclusion of the 13th Annual Azusa Lecture sponsored by the Dixon Pentecostal Research Center on October 23 in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Eleven Reasons Why Christians Should Not Celebrate Halloween

Many Christians celebrate Halloween. Some churches and pastors even do. I recently saw a church advertising they were having a Zombie Run. Seriously? God’s House? This pastor does not celebrate Halloween and neither does her church.

Christianity & National Security: Exploring Government’s Divine Vocation

The Institute on Religion & Democracy’s (IRD) quarterly publication Providence: A Journal of Christianity & American Foreign Policy will host a unique two-day conference at the Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center in Washington, D.C. on Christianity and National Security.

Church of God Heritage Exhibit Opens

Cleveland, TN–The Dixon Pentecostal Research Center opened a new Church of God Heritage Exhibit on Monday, October 22. “Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth: A Century of Church of God Education” traces the history of education in the Church of God from the January 1, 1918, establishment of Bible Training School, now Lee University, to today’s 35,000 students in 236 certified educational institutions around the world.

Georgia School Removes ‘Speech Zones’ for Pro-Life Student Group

Through a lawsuit last February, the Kennesaw State University chapter of Ratio Christi Campus Apologetics Alliance has prompted KSU to change its “speech zones” policies. On several occasions, KSU had relegated Ratio Christi’s pro-life displays to be presented in a “speech zone” that made up less than 0.08 percent of the 405-acre campus, stating the subject was “controversial,” and denying the use of other available space on campus.

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