Acts and Mission in the 21st Century

Introduction             In his essay on Reformulating the Mission of the Church, Professor Reuteler states that “It is time for the church to contextualize its mission in the world, |he| suggest |a| new emphases for the church.” The “new emphases” he has in mind is a redefining of the primordial mission of the early church. For many postmodern theologians, thinkers,...

Should Apostolics Study Church History?

SHOULD APOSTOLICS STUDY CHURCH HISTORY? When Apostolic’s discuss church history, the conversation usually tends towards the birth of the modern Pentecostal movement, or even sometimes the primordial church in the book of Acts. Events like the Azusa Street Revival, the Arroyo Seco camp meeting, and pioneers like William Seymour, Howard Goss, and Charles Parham are...