With ORU in the NCAA Sweet 16, people are wondering, "Who is Oral Roberts?" Here is a short blog that answers that question.
Oral Roberts has a famous life story. In fact, he rehearsed this story over and over in his preaching and in his five autobiographies. But there is one story that has never been told. Oral Roberts was almost a missionary to Palestine. Oral Roberts was ordained in the Pentecostal Holiness Church by Bishop Dan T. … Continue reading Oral Roberts: The (almost) Missionary to Palestine
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
In the aftermath of the 1921 Race Massacre in Tulsa, many of the residential areas surrounding the Greenwood District were still in ruins. Into one of those spaces, the Tulsa KKK built a giant white building in 1923 at 501 N Main called Beno Hall. The new building that housed the 3,000 member klavern served … Continue reading Reclaiming Racial Spaces in Tulsa: Oral Roberts and Beno Hall
For Christmas, Amonda bought me this shirt. It has a simple phrase: "Write On." This shirt was such a blessing to me because it has ably characterized this season of my life. My dissertation was finished nearly a year before I submitted it. In the mean time, I found it refreshing to write about other … Continue reading Write On
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