Archive for April, 2012
Researchers in the social sciences appear to have come up with another way to ridicule people of faith. Or—to give the benefit of the doubt to a study team at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada—they have unwittingly given the media their latest opportunity to do so.
Yesterday’s Los Angeles Times headline is laden with scorn—“Thinking […]
I’m wrapping up an Old Testament class this semester at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. One of the textbooks, Paul Copan’s Is God a Moral Monster?, has been a wonderful read.
No textbook will resonate with every reader on every theological point, but Copan’s basic premise should hold true for the great majority of his […]
Thanks to readers from Guyana and Togo, the number of nations represented during the six-year history of the Pentecostal Evangel Weekly Drawing has reached 47. Since its March 2006 launch, the Weekly Drawing has consistently received entries from around the world.
Although website visitors from 46 nations outside the United States have participated in the drawing, […]
What is about the width of a human hair yet covers 71 percent of the planet? I discovered the answer, without actually asking the question, while reading a short online Popular Science article.
The answer: the ocean’s microlayer, the interface between the atmosphere and the saltwater surface. Turns out, it’s an entire ecosystem all its own, with […]
Do you have a Sunday School teacher that impacted your life? We are soliciting BRIEF tributes for inclusion in an upcoming issue of the Pentecostal Evangel. Several will be selected for the magazine and several more will be posted to our website. Tell us who, where (church and city), and how this teacher impacted your […]
More than 11,000 copies of every Pentecostal Evangel published are provided to 500-plus correctional facilities throughout the United States. Key Bearers, the ministry that supplies those magazines to the incarcerated, will be highlighted in the April 29 issue of the Evangel.
Due to the ongoing incredible support of compassionate Christians, churches, and businesses since 1996, Key […]
I was privileged to attend the premiere of “Joseph” at Sight & Sound Theatre in Branson, Missouri, on April 14. The production was stunning, and the show’s message of integrity and forgiveness was gripping.
An admittedly Christian production with the purpose of sharing the gospel, “Joseph,” like all Sight & Sound Theatres productions, does not skimp […]
Today, April 15, is the centennial, the 100-year anniversary, of the sinking of the Titanic. A century has passed since one of history’s great tragedies.
The last image that many survivors of the Titanic recounted was the band playing steadfastly to soothe the passengers while the waters rose and the ship went down, while people struggled […]
Well over 900 churches have pre-ordered bulk copies of the May 20 Pentecostal Evangel Kids Edition. The issue is expected to be available within two weeks. Any other churches, ministries, and individuals wanting bulk copies of the children’s issue are encouraged to place their orders now to guarantee availability.
“God uses kids too!” is the theme […]
I received a letter from a reader going through a severe trial and finding difficulty sensing God’s love. I sent, and prayed over, a personal response, then enclosed a copy of the following editorial I wrote many years ago. Perhaps you also need this today.
Help for the Hurting
A lot of you reading this are hurting […]
My friend Steve Humann has recently been going through some severe health trials. As always, his wife, Joyce, has been alongside him as he has been in and out of the hospital, and through the needed care at home. Steve and Joyce have faced this same journey for many years. As a tribute to these […]
Easter, the most special day of the year for Christians. I prefer the name Resurrection Sunday; it clearly describes what this day is all about.
In the Early Church era, Easter was celebrated as an overnight service, beginning on Saturday. Much of its content and imagery were drawn from the Jewish Passover celebration. Thus, the Scriptures […]