100 years ago this week the Assemblies of God Statement of Fundamental Truths was adopted by the 1916 General Council in St. Louis. Although AG Leaders were reluctant to adopt a statement of faith during those early years, a doctrinal statement was needed to stave off division over debates about trinitarian vs. oneness baptism. A … Continue reading Statement of Fundamental Truths Turns 100
One of the most amazing things about studying early Pentecostal literature is the testimonies. I love to read the ways in which those believers experienced God and the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Testimonies of people traveling great distances to places where people were being baptized in the Holy Spirit fill the pages of the … Continue reading Do we still need to tarry?
This past week was my latest doctoral seminar for my PhD at Centre for Pentecostal Theology in Cleveland, TN. Every time I go to these meetings I am so very encouraged not only as a scholar but also by the way in which the individuals take seriously the pursuit of articulating a truly Pentecostal theology. Anyone … Continue reading The Assemblies of God and Varieties of Pentecostal Theology
The past few months haven't been as productive as I have needed them to be. The holiday season interrupted the usual rhythm of my weekly schedule. It has been harder to carve out the time to write. So I have been using this opportunity to do some reading in the area of the development of … Continue reading Questions about the Development of AG Doctrine
The primary emphasis of my research this Summer has been to find and develop a chronological timeline of all of the Assemblies of God books that discuss AG doctrine. Gospel Publishing House has produced works for Pentecostal minsters and lay people nearly from the beginning of the AG. Soon after the AG began, GPH published tracts on … Continue reading A Timeline of Assemblies of God Doctrinal Books