This Week in AG History — June 11, 1921

What did early Pentecostals teach about the theology of work? Some observers have claimed that early Pentecostals were so focused on the spiritual life that they neglected careful reflection about other aspects of daily life. However, early issues of the Pentecostal Evangel tell a different story. In a 1921 article, D. W. Kerr, an executive … [Read more…]

A Long, Slow Recovery

Sarah Lawton’s life took an irreversible turn as she drove down a back road in Cobleskill, New York, on Dec. 29, 2010. While en route to visit friends, she lost control of her car and crashed into a building on the side of the road. An obstruction in front of the building swung the car … [Read more…]

Why Attend an AG College?<br>

Dr. Jim Heugel is the provost at Northwest University (AG) in Kirkland, Washington. In the following editorial, he provides insights to the specific benefits student enjoy when they choose to attend a college or university that is not just Christian by name, but where the community is made up of fellow believers — such as … [Read more…]

Feed My Sheep

In the early 2000s, the high desert city of Victorville was booming. Neighborhoods of beautiful, affordable homes sprang up, quickly bought by those who had sold their houses in the greater Los Angeles area for top dollar. These homeowners’ plans to start fresh with their families flowed with the American dream: buy a new home … [Read more…]

A Deaf Church Sees God Speak

Little Tom Jackson says when the Holy Spirit began impressing the need to learn sign language upon him, he didn’t know why. Out of obedience, Jackson bought some books and learned as many words as possible. Then he says the Holy Spirit nudged him to go back to college, and he enrolled in an American … [Read more…]

Living at the Crossroads

Marc Turnage, the executive director of the Assemblies of God Center for Holy Lands Studies, provides a regular column to PE News that offers deep and sometimes surprising insight into the Word of God through close examination of the culture of the day, biblical sites, and archaeological records. In this article, he reveals how God’s … [Read more…]

Reaching the Hmong Through the Airways

Following almost a year of living in refugee camps, Gia Tou Lee, his wife, four children, mother, and brother arrived in Wisconsin in April 1976 from their native Laos. Lee, his wife, May Lee, and their children had no familiarity with Christianity while living in Laos. In Wisconsin, every Sunday they began attending the Lutheran … [Read more…]

Help on the Outside

Second of two parts. Caring Christians are committed to helping the record number of American incarcerated women make a successful transition back into society once they are free. Retired Assemblies of God Chaplain Pamela E. Moore is preparing to open a 10-bed transitional home for released women. The faith-based Sanctuary House Ministries in Camden, New … [Read more…]