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Latina, Pentecostal, and College-Bound

Educational gains among Latino youth pose an opportunity or a threat to the growing number of Latino Pentecostal churches in the U.S. Latinos are graduating from high school and enrolling in college at record-high rates. At the same time, Latino Pentecostalism is on the rise. According to a Pew Researchreport released this year, two thirds …

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Why Do These Pentecostals Keep Growing?

Many evangelical churches and denominations are in a state of plateau or decline. Why aren’t Pentecostals?   There are parts of the globe where the greatest church growth is happening through the Pentecostal movement. One of the most asked questions is, “In a world where the church seems to be declining in many areas, how …

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Memories of the Pentecostal Outpouring Bring Goosebumps

Note: This article was originally published in the April 1996 issue of Charismamagazine. When 88-year-old Elsie Mason was born, Teddy Roosevelt was president of the United States and the American West was still being tamed. Arizona and New Mexico weren’t even states yet. The automobile assembly line had just been invented, but paved roads were …

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New Baby Excitement!

No….I am not having a new baby….however, I have two friends that have just had babies days apart! A new baby is such an exciting time! It doesn’t matter if it is the first child, or the fourth, each baby brings new challenges and new blessings! One thing you can count on with EVERY new …

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Pentecostal Group Hosts ‘North American Bible Quiz’ With Over 300 Student Contestants

A Pentecostal group has hosted its North American Bible Quiz Tournament in Oklahoma, which featured over 300 students from across the United States and Canada. With about 800 in attendance at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, 315 students comprising 113 teams competed to see who best remembered Bible verses. A multiday event that …

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Time With God Shouldn’t Be a Chore

Quiet time, devotional time, prayer time, personal time—whatever you want to call it, most of us are referring to something similar: a regular time when we seek to meet with the Lord, read his World and worship Him, love Him and know Him better. It’s a wonderful value and a beautiful aspect of our relationship …

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Denver City Council Delays Chick-Fil-A Lease Due to Its Same-Sex Marriage Stance

Denver city council members have stalled consideration of Chick-fil-A’s bid to open a restaurant at the Denver International Airport due to the company’s stance against same-sex marriage. Council member Paul Lopez said that having the restaurant chain at the airport is a “moral issue on the city,” according to The Denver Post. Wayne Laugesen, the …

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After Josh Admits to Cheating, a Close Friend of Anna Duggar Says This Is How She’ll Respond

There has been no shortage of bad news for Josh Duggar in the past few months. First he was outed for molesting five young girls as a teenager, and now he has confessed that he used the website Ashley Madison to cheat on his wife Anna. People Magazine reports that they spoke with a close family …

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Barabbas: The Revolutionary, The Thief, The Murderer

John 18:40 NLT “But they shouted back, “No! Not this man. We want Barabbas!” (Barabbas was a revolutionary.)” Barabbas was a revolutionary. He committed murder in uprisings. Yet, the leaders of the priests are here saying, “We have no king besides Caesar. Jesus speaks as if He is a king, and we can’t have that!” …

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A Man Named Joe

Many years ago on a Wednesday night that started out much like every other Wednesday night something happened that has had a impact of my life. It’s something I do not want to forget and I want to live this lesson I learned that night forever. There is nothing harder or more challenging than getting …

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Tempered Tongues and Holy Hands

The tongue is the muscle in your body associated with the most powerful ability you and every other human being has: the power to produce words! If you are breathing air, someone in your past has spoken words that have built you up or torn you down. Proverbs 18:21 tells us that “Death and life …

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When Public Servants Refuse to Serve the Public

Thirty-five years ago, as a reporter for The Washington Post, I spent 13 weeksfollowing young recruits through Marine Officer Candidate School at Quantico, Virginia. That February, 226 candidates entered OCS; in April, 117—about half—got their lieutenant’s bars. One of the candidates wanted to be a Marine aviator. He was fit, fast, and smart—good officer material. …

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