Treating the Whole Family

Stacey McGough felt as though she had reached the end of the line in an effort to turn the life of her drug-addicted teenage son around. Hunter Lamoureux had gone to short-term treatment centers, a group home, chemical dependency counseling, and a psychologist. Being arrested, placed on probation, taking depression medication, and forced to wear … [Read more…]

Sharing Jesus in The Ugly Mug

Church planters Brenton and Rachel Fessler discovered that packaging Sunday morning services inside a local coffee shop attracts a less-than-typical demographic. RefugeOC meets every Sunday in The Ugly Mug Coffee Shop in Old Towne Orange, California. This location is not just a magnet for the coffee drinkers at the local colleges — many people who have had … [Read more…]

Preaching to the Back Row

When he stands in a pulpit on a Sunday morning to kick off a prayer seminar at a church where he’s been invited, Assemblies of God ordained evangelist Kevin Senapatiratne sometimes wears a “superhero” T-shirt under his sports coat, displaying the logo to the congregation. “Prayer is not just for ‘Super Christians,’ ” says Senapatiratne, … [Read more…]

30 for Freedom

Turning 30 is a pivotal event for many people. For Brent Silkey, May 28 proved to be an especially memorable milestone. Donning running shoes and enlisting other Christians, Silky logged long miles along Minnesota roads to raise funds to fight against sex trafficking. The U.S. Missions Chi Alpha Campus Ministries director at the University of … [Read more…]

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…]