The Theological Legacy of “I’ll Fly Away”

If you were to ask for song requests in any AG church in America, I can almost guarantee someone will request "I'll Fly Away".  For whatever reason, this song has become an American and Pentecostal favorite of previous generations. There are several reasons its popular. For one, this song has an Oklahoma connection, being written … Continue reading The Theological Legacy of “I’ll Fly Away”

What a Pastor Cannot Do: familiar thoughts on pastoring from 1930

"Sometimes people forget that a Pastor is human." E.S. Williams, 1930. Being a pastor in this day and age is a huge challenge.  Yet at the same time, it is comforting to discover that the demands on pastors haven't changed much in 100 years. In my studies this week I came across an article by E. … Continue reading What a Pastor Cannot Do: familiar thoughts on pastoring from 1930

The Assemblies of God and Varieties of Pentecostal Theology

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