With ORU in the NCAA Sweet 16, people are wondering, "Who is Oral Roberts?" Here is a short blog that answers that question.
One of the most iconic speeches in American history took place when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963. In it, Dr. King shared his dream that America would live up to its creed that "all men are created equal." In … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and Oral Roberts University
There is an interesting article in Politico that demonstrates how Oral Roberts University's history is different than other conservative Christian universities on racial justice. In the article, Professor Randall Balmer of Dartmouth College notes that one of the galvanizing issues that helped to eventually form the religious right of the 1980s was the debate over … Continue reading Oral Roberts University vs. Bob Jones University: Two Different Responses in History to Racial Moments
A few weeks back I was invited to be on the Deborah Sweetin Show, which airs on KGEB. It was a delight. Deborah is a very gracious host and a skilled interviewer. We talked about ORU, the healing movement, and some of the treasures in the Holy Spirit Research Center. I am grateful to Deborah … Continue reading Interview on the Deborah Sweetin Show
I have great news about my PhD journey! On April 16, 2019 I will finally be defending my PhD dissertation on "The Origin, Development, and Future of Assemblies of God Eschatology". It has been nearly a year since began the process of submitting my final draft. After several delays and snags, I will finally be … Continue reading AG Eschatology, Oral Roberts, and Reception History: A Research Update
It is July and I haven't mentioned much lately about the progress on my PhD. I have had several people ask about my PhD and am I done yet. Well, the answer is yes and no. I finished writing my dissertation back in March and my supervisor has read it and given the OK for … Continue reading A Summer Update
Over eight months ago, we left a church we loved and I laid down my calling as a pastor in order to seek out what God had next for our family. It has been a difficult 8 months and we often have been tired from the waiting, from what seemed to be open doors that … Continue reading A New Season
This past week Oral Roberts University celebrated its 50th anniversary. It was a wonderful celebration full of chapels, banquets, reunions and launching of new initiatives for the University. One celebration I thought was particularly meaningful was the "Lifetime Global Achievement Awards" given out to individuals who had made a significant impact on the history of … Continue reading ORU’s 50th Anniversary: Don’t Overlook Howard Ervin