In the last two years I’ve been carefully following the development of a new musical based on the life of Aimee Semple McPherson, the Founder of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. I originally became aware of this musical while preparing to interview Kathie Lee Gifford on my daily radio talk show “Live from […]
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Why I attend gatherings that don’t always meet my needs.
Yesterday my denomination called my cell phone to see how I’m doing and to determine whether or not I’m going to our annual convention. A very friendly woman asked me if I was aware of the changes that were happening at this year’s gathering. I said, “No, I’m not really aware of much of anything […]
Investing in Servants, not Systems (Foursquare Convention 2011, Final Thoughts)
The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel was birthed through the obedience of Sister Aimee Semple McPherson. Sister Aimee had a rich, complex life and calling. Trying to describe her calling and the impact of her life is a daunting task. This is primarily because Sister Aimee’s ministry was rooted in Spirit-led obedience that frequently […]
Foursquare 2011, Tuesday. . . Repenting of Bitterness
Today Pastor A.J. Swoboda spoke about being willing to embrace dead things, with the faith to believe God will bring about a resurrection. He called us to embrace spiritually dead people, spiritually dead cities, spiritually dead situations. He called us to make room for resurrected life. During our business meeting I was once again encouraged […]
I Do Not Have the Spiritual Gift of Attending Foursquare Business Meetings.
Enduring prolonged business meeting is not within my spiritual gift set. I understand that prolonged business meetings are necessary for the survival of most organizations, however, I am less certain that my presence at such meetings is beneficial to my survival. Each year I convince myself that the Foursquare business meeting will be something I […]
Why I Love the Foursquare Denomination
Foursquare Convention 2011, Monday Night May 30th Great opening night at Foursquare Convention. I went to my first Doctrine Committee meeting and enjoyed getting acquainted with fellow committee members. As I listened to Pastor Steve Schell and other committee members discuss the complex theological issues facing our world and our movement, I felt a joy […]
Columbus, Ohio is Misleading Tourists! (Foursquare Convention Blog)
Columbus, Ohio really needs to rethink their tourism campaign. Jen and I just had a wonderful day being pleasantly surprised by just about everything. We took a country drive, just outside city limits, and stumbled upon several idyllic small towns with gorgeous green vistas. As it is Memorial Day, we got an extra helping of […]