My wife Debbie and I are both graduates of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (MDiv, May ’07) and are not in church ministry. I am working as a Hospice Chaplain and Debbie is teaching ESL online as well as as an adjunct for SUM Bible College and Seminary and Northpoint Bible College.
We have one daughter Mercy (10) and one son Samuel (7) and Benjamin was born on St Patricks Day 2017.
Send me an email at KeithWilliams dot NLT at gmail dot com. I’ve got something for you.
Did you enjoy AGTS? Did you ever have Dr. Oss?
Hi John, Yes, AGTS was awesome! It is a9and should be considered a top tier Pentecostal Seminary! I took one preaching class class with Dr. Oss and if I could have, would have taken more – and if I could have, would have liked to have gone through the Expository Preaching program (most of the preaching classes are taught by him.
I notice you went to the Kings College – how was it? I was in Foursquare for a long time under Steve Schell up at Northwest Foursquare in Federal Way WA. I would have loved to see more Foursquare guys at AGTS.
I am going to add your blog to my blogroll so I hope you don’t stop blogging.
Robert, thanks for the add – ditto to you.
When you get a chance, please chance the address of the Better Bibles Blog in your blogroll to our new address:
I am an alum of AGTS, back in the ‘old’ days before they allowed the use of the word seminary. I graduated back in 1979.
I’m studying 1 John and have enjoyed your notes. I attended Evangel College in Springfield and worked at AG headquarters for awhile.
The closest I came to receiving seminary teaching is having Dr. Stanley Horton come to Alaska to teach various classes. I had two classes with him at the former Far North Bible College.
Hope all is well in the Grand Canyon.
Hi Valerie, glad they are of some help – I’ll need to try to put up some more notes. Be Blessed!
Any idea where I could get a copy of the book Winds of God (Goss)? I noticed there was no link to it.
I enjoyed reading some of your postings keep up the good work
Great blog. I apologize for the delay in getting over here. I have added you to my blogroll and reader. Keep up the good work.
I’ve got something to send you. Can you please email me with your snail mail address? Thanks and God bless.
I can’t seem to find your email address. I was hoping to ask you a question.
You need to update your ABOUT page!!! New pic too!
yes we do!!
Hi Brian, it is good to know you. This is a really great blog. Hope we can keep in touch. blessings!
I am a retired minister, and also a graduate of A.G.T.S. I am new to blogging, and am making my first attempt at http://enemoi.wordpress.com. Would love to dialogue every once in a while, if you are amenable.
Hi Andrew! Welcome to the world of blogging! Thanks for stopping by and I’ll look forward to your thoughts in Galatians 5:25.
Brian, how do I contact you by email to send the Isaiah notes? My email can be found here: http://prodigalthought.net/about.
Hey Bri! Thanks for the follow!
i put your blog onto my blogroll…
would appreciate it if you do the same with mine onto yours…
Can you please delete two comments I made on https://sunestauromai.wordpress.com/2007/12/10/whats-the-difference-part-2/
I would greatly appreciate it if you would delete those comments as well as this one. I don’t know how else to contact the site admin.
Hey Brian, I go to a Foursquare Church, I also listen to John Piper, David Platt, Francis Chan, and some other Reformed Pastors. I am also digging deeper into the book Foundation of Pentecostal Theology by Guy P. Duffield · Van Cleave, Nathaniel M., Th.D. to get a better understanding of what our denomination as a whole believes. I just read your blog post on can a Pentecostal be Reformed and I was wondering do you still hold those beliefs and do you consider your self a Pentecostal Calvinist? Since you attended an Assemblies of God school and are a Pastor for that denomination, would you consider it a weird subject for many in your circle of Pastors? As I listen to many of the reformed Pastors and read the TULIP I don’t find unbiblical teaching in it and as I grow more in understanding as to what The Foundation of Pentecostal Theology will say, I am most curious about what differences do we have and what should I believe? Thank you for your time and consideration of this comment
Hi Chris, I am sorry for the delay in getting back to you. That’s awesome you are in the Forsquare! I was part of a Foursquare church in Federal Way WA for a lot of years and i loved it.
To answer your question, I’ve never explicitly held to calvinist beliefs and I still don’t. My most was simply trying to ask about such a thing as Reformed Charismatics and or Pentecostals. I know they are out there and I suppose to a degree its fine but i think they would have to be somewhat mild in their reformed theology as historically there hasn’t ben room for the charismata in Reformed theology or a place for women in the pulpit.
I know not a few onoly reformed AG pastors and more “coset” calvinist who pastor AG churches – I do think this a bit odd but that is my personal opinion.
I think the doctrine of particular redemption or limited atonement is not biblical. 🙂
Brian! What up Sir? It’s been a long time. Let’s chat: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re leaving MN and moving to CA first of the year.
Greetings in the name of the Lord iam a pastor of a small church of about 56 members we have been praying God to give us His servant who can help us more and iam very humbled with our connection to ur ministry also It is of a great joy to know you and discover the common goal and vision you are doing for the sake of helping the poor and the need ones in the communities around the world .We request you to affilliate with us here in Kenya and we welcome you to visit our ministry.We request you and inform you that you pray for us especially some ministry challenges we face with 15 orphan children under our ministry caring.They need your compassionate love and care by food, clothes and schooling.I trust and believe in God that is able to help you welcome us.Am a pastor of a small church local Kenya and do we reach the drug addicted,sexually abused,abandoned ones that is why i request you for your daily prayers .May it touch you to extend your compassionate love to reach us God bless you and multply for your mission through the knowledge of God.Thanks for your love and we also love you. Pastor Anthony