Showing posts from September, 2012


IPHC Bishop Ron Carpenter Sr. stepped down from his role as general leader of the IPHC this last summer due to complications from cancer.   He passed away late Sept. 20, 2012 in South Carolina.  Read more about this leader and view a tribute video here.
Recognized as a skilled leader, academic, and visionary he was also known for his extreme kindness, courtesy, and passion.  He held an abiding devotion for the cause of his denomination, and for the Pentecostal-Charismatic Movements, but more importantly for his Christ.


Some Ordained and Licensed Women from the years 1929 - 1939 in the Kansas and Oklahoma Conferences of the PentecostalHolinessChurch.
Compiled By Marilyn A. Hudson, with Alicia Hutson ,  April 2006 The year was 1965 in Wellington, Kansas, in the home of the pastor of the local PentecostalHolinessChurch.The guest evangelist, Mary E. Ford, was a woman just easing out of middle age wearing a cream colored chiffon blouse, a sturdy brown woolen skirt, with fading hair escaping from its once tidy bun.Her wide pleasant face was a roller coaster of expressions from intense concentration to hearty laughter. Sitting at the parsonage piano, a sturdy black upright, she is surrounded by the daughters of the pastor and a friend of theirs who often came to visit.The visitor entertains them playing snappy standards from the forties and crooning tunes from the fifties.She responded to the news that the oldest girl was taking business courses by encouraging her to keep her chin up and not let the men bu…

New Book Looks at the Lord's Supper

Toward a Pentecostal Theology of the Lord's Supper: Foretasting the Kingdom.  Dr. Chris E.W. Green.

In this state of the art study, Pentecostal theologian Chris E.W. Green offers the most extensive investigation of the Lord's Supper in the Pentecostal tradition to date. Beginning with a comprehensive survey of previous literature devoted to the topic, Green next engages in a detailed examination of the early Pentecostal periodical literature in both the Wesleyan-Pentecostal and Finished Work streams of the movement in order to determine early Pentecostal attitudes toward, beliefs about, and practices of the sacraments in general and the Lord's Supper in particular. 
Drawing on the results of this engagement, the author seeks to contribute to a biblical theology of the Supper by reading three specific biblical texts utilizing a Pentecostal reading strategy. In his final major chapter Green constructs a Pentecostal theology of the Lord's Supper that builds upon the resul…

New Titles in Pentecostal Studies

Available on Amazon.
Toward a Pentecostal Ecclesiology: The Church and the Fivefold Gospel.

The editor of this volume, John Christopher Thomas (PhD, University of Sheffield) is the Clarence J. Abbott Professor of Biblical Studies at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN USA, and is Director of the Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies at Bangor University in Bangor, Wales, UK.  Publication Date: September 24, 2010, CPT Press

"This monograph is based upon presentations given at a conference on Pentecostal Ecclesiology that convened on 28-29 June 2010 at Bangor University in North Wales, UK. After a short introduction (John Christopher Thomas) and an extended treatment of the role of the Fivefold Gospel in the doing of Pentecostal Theology (Kenneth J. Archer), two chapters each are devoted to the Pentecostal Church as Redeemed Community (Wynand de Kock, Darío Andres López Rodríguez), Sanctified Community (Daniel Castelo, Matthias Wenk), Empowered Community (Si…