The loss of heroes in the time of coronavirus

The past few weeks have been witness to the loss of some giants of the faith in my life. We lost another one recently. I don’t know exactly when, but I just heard yesterday that one of my true heroes, Dwight Palmquist, passed away from brain cancer. He died in the Philippines, the country heContinue reading “The loss of heroes in the time of coronavirus”

Losing giants of the faith

I grew up Pentecostal. When I was just starting into ministry I was introduced to the work of Edith Blumhofer and enjoyed her work on Assemblies of God history. Years later I was able to meet Vinson Synan a couple of times. He was another great historian and was a bridge from eyewitnesses of theContinue reading “Losing giants of the faith”

Happy Birthday Will Rogers

Some of his sayings: Never let yesterday use up too much of today. The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets. Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot ofContinue reading “Happy Birthday Will Rogers”

The grace and courage to overcome

One of the first “contemporary Christian groups” I listened to when I was young was The Imperials. When I started listening their lead singer was Russ Taff. Not long after that, Taff went solo and had some great songs and albums. I never knew what happened after that, but this documentary on his life fillsContinue reading “The grace and courage to overcome”

We fear what we don’t know

It is so easy to pick on immigrants from a majority white congressional district. It is so easy to blame “the other” when you’ve never sat down with someone “in opposition” to you and had an actual conversation. These are the challenges… and too often we are not up to these challenges. (And social mediaContinue reading “We fear what we don’t know”