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Poll: Mainline Protestants Very Liberal on Abortion, Sex, Gays — Pentecostals More Conservative

A Gallup survey shows that mainline Protestant denominations, such as the Episcopalians, are very accepting of abortion, sex outside of marriage, and gay and lesbian relationships. However, the survey also found that Southern Baptists, non-denominational churches, and Pentecostal churches are far less accepting of those practices than their mainline Protestant relatives. Every year since 2001 …

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Touching Death: The Turbulent Life of One of America’s Last Snake-Handling Preachers

Cody Coots looks comfortable, standing in the spot where his father was killed. Behind him sits a guitar, before him a glass of strychnine poison. To his right there’s a drum set, to his left a few venomous snakes. He’s at a lectern in a large room in an old house on a back street …

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Legalism or Standards?

This article was originally published July 13, 2016. After reading through it a couple of times since it got reposted to our Facebook page, I have since updated it to reflect my growth in Christ. Over the last year, I have had many, many personal situations happen that have resulted in my spiritual and mental …

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Pentecostal Groups Confront Longstanding Racial Divide To Build Cooperation Between Churches

When he was a boy, the Rev. Thomas Barclay noticed a difference between the worshippers of his small Pentecostal denomination and churches he visited of the larger Assemblies of God. “Why are they all white and we’re all black?” he asked his father. After a racial divide that lasted for nearly a century, the two …

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Royal Treatment for Refugees from Assemblies of God

Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC) General Superintendent David Wells witnessed the plight of several Syrian refugee families while on a May 2015 trip to the Middle East. Wells, in a meeting set up by World Assemblies of God Fellowship Executive Committee member Dikran Salbashian, and his wife, Ani, visited some refugees who had fled the turmoil in Syria. Most had …

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Coffee with a Cause

To the casual observer, the coffee shop on Washington Street in downtown Binghamton, New York, might seem typical: students occupying small tables or couches, alone or in clusters, armed with steaming cups of coffee and laptops, a hand-lettered overhead chalkboard menu enticing visitors to try a new flavor. Beyond the first impressions, however, City Light Coffee begins …

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The Power of Pentecost

Acts 2:1-4: “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, …

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Bill Nye the Science Guy Visits Noah’s Ark with Ken Ham

WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (BP) — When evolutionist Bill Nye “the science guy” visited a life-size replica of Noah’s Ark in northern Kentucky, he wanted to learn how children were reacting to what he has called a danger to science education. By the time he left the Ark Encounter theme park, he had also learned the story …

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The People of the Process

The day was March 9, 2015. I had traveled seven and a half hours, and I had no idea if it was even going to be worth it by the end of the week. I reflect on the Spring Break of 2015 more than I probably should. There are so many adjectives I could use …

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I have No Idea… Can you Google that?

I have been a mom now for 16 years. Quite impressive I think, or it would be. I wish I could say that after all these years I actually had some idea what I am doing, but I don’t. I have no idea. At one time I thought I knew the answers. There was no “boo-boo” …

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African-American Pentecostal Church Group Makes First-Ever Israel Trip

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews recently led the largest African-American Pentecostal group in the U.S. on a first-ever trip to Israel. Top ministers of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) from around the U.S. participated in the group’s trip to Israel from the last week in August. Among those accompanying the church leaders …

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