Tag Archives: Church of God history

From the Archives: When “One” was “One”

By Douglas E. Welch

In the morning time of the Church of God reformation movement—when it was confined largely to the Midwest—the issue of race was no issue at all among the “saints in evening light.” We have several old photographs and camp-meeting posters indicating that blacks were not only invited to attend public meetings, but were part of the community, as well. To be sure, their numbers were probably quite small, but whether few or many, they were as welcome as anyone else. Continue reading

Carols of a Reformation

By Carl Stagner

Editor’s note—This article from December 2010 was one of the first feature stories Church of God Ministries’ staff writer Carl Stagner ever wrote for the CHOGnews. This year, we bring it back for your Christmastime delight. Enjoy!

The Church of God is known for its singing. Early pioneers of the reformation movement expressed their joy in the Lord through the writing and singing of songs, such as “I’m Redeemed,” “A Child of God,” and “I Will Praise Him, Hallelujah!” Many of the heritage songs of the Church of God are still being sung today. But did you know that these heritage composers wrote Christmas carols? Continue reading

Brazil Inspired by the Radical Roots of the Church of God

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By David Miller

In August we were invited to address the issue “Postmodernism and the Radical Roots of the Church of God” at the Brazilian Pastor’s Conference in Curitiba. This photo of Warner’s “Holy Band,” which included youth (nineteen-year-old Barney Warren) and women (60 percent of the evangelistic team!) aroused special interest. Continue reading