February 23, 2020 Howard Kenyon No comments exist

Being Black History Month, let me share some questions people are asking me concerning race relations. These questions come because of my recent book, Ethics in the Age of the Spirit: Race, Women, War, and the Assemblies of God. Q. What compelled you to start the research in the first place? While in my undergraduate…

February 3, 2020 Howard Kenyon No comments exist

It has taken thirty years, but my newest book has just been published by Pickwick Publications, an imprint of Wipf and Stock. Here are a couple of excerpts from the first chapter of Ethics in the Age of the Spirit: Race, Women, War, and the Assemblies of God: A trilogy of issues—black-white relationships, women in…

September 27, 2019 Howard Kenyon No comments exist

Yesterday’s news, if not a surprise, was a shock. President Trump set the refugee limit at 18,000 for the coming year, advancing the administration’s sustained effort to dislodge faith communities from their historic involvement in refugee resettlement. As Galen Carey, vice president of government relations for the National Association of Evangelicals has said, this action is…

March 3, 2019 Howard Kenyon No comments exist

Sometimes you never know what ancient chapter of your life will come roaring back. Such is the case with research I devoted myself to for most of my twenties. A year ago, Darrin Rodgers, director of the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center, contacted me through Facebook. He and others, including Marty Mittelstadt, Evangel University professor, and…

December 22, 2018 Howard Kenyon No comments exist

This Christmas season I was invited to light an advent candle and share a reading at my church. I was asked to speak on sorrow in the face of joy. Here is what I shared: I get that the holiday season is not always merry. Two days before Christmas last year my mother passed away…

January 15, 2018 Howard Kenyon No comments exist

Shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection. So said Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1963. People with shallow understanding will give him due honor for this day, and then repeat the sins of the past for…

December 25, 2017 Howard Kenyon No comments exist

No time is easy to lose a loved one, particularly when that one has many earthly responsibilities. In the case of my Mother, while her passing brings pain to those of us who remain, she has finished her race – and grandly. Our farewell to her is a celebration of a life well lived. My…

November 9, 2017 Howard Kenyon No comments exist

The story as I remember hearing it: Dad drove into town, got a haircut at a local barbershop, and preached a sermon at the Gospel Lighthouse Church on High Street. He promised to stay as interim pastor only for six months. He stayed for 60 years . . . and counting. I write of my…