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Black Lives Matter Sunday

Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr. of the Church of God in Christ has asked COGIC churches to observe Black Lives Matter Sunday this coming Sunday, December 14, 2014. As Bishop Blake’s friend and counterpart in the Assemblies of God, I ask that all AG churches do the same. I have two reasons for doing so. […]

Religious Freedom after Hobby Lobby

On Monday, June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. The Court held that “[a]s applied to closely held corporations,[1] the [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] regulations imposing the contraceptive mandate violate [the Religious Freedom Restoration Act].” Consequently, the […]

Statement Regarding Strange Fire Conference

Recently, Dr. John MacArthur and Grace to You Ministries hosted the Strange Fire Conference at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. Dr. MacArthur believes that the miraculous gifts of the Spirit ceased with the close of the Apostolic Era and that the Pentecostal and charismatic movements are therefore theologically aberrant at a foundational level. […]

Open Reply to Rev. Phil Snider’s “Open Letter”

From the Supreme Court to Main Street, our nation is having a spirited—sometimes heated!—conversation about homosexuality. Here in Springfield, Missouri, City Council has convened a Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Task Force to consider extending protected-class status in city ordinances to persons based on those two categories. Recently, Pastor John Lindell of James River Assembly […]

Pastor Asserian Arrested in Iran

Security forces in Iran arrested Pastor Robert Asserian yesterday, May 21, after disrupting a morning prayer service in progress at Central Assembly of God in Tehran. Before going to the church, authorities raided Pastor Asserian’s home where they confiscated a computer and several books. Then, they found Pastor Asserian at the church leading the prayer […]

Pastor Choco named in TIME’s 100

Our dear Pastor Choco has accomplished what I’m certain very few have: after representing the “Latino Reformation” on the cover of TIME magazine just two weeks ago, he’s now been named to the TIME 100 list, which recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. He’s included alongside people like Barack […]

Prayers for Rick Warren and Family

It’s with a heavy heart that I send condolences to Pastor Rick Warren, his wife Kay and their family at the passing of their son, Matthew. On behalf of the Assemblies of God, my family and myself, I wish to express love and appreciation for Rick and Kay, their family and the Saddleback community, along […]