Pentecost

Pentecost · 13. November 2018
Pentecost · 03. April 2016
The Fellow with His Finger in the Dike --------------------------------------------- Sergey Ryakhovsky turns 60 Commentary M o s c o w – On 18 March, Moscow's Sergey Vasilevich Ryakhovsky, Senior Bishop of ROSKhVE, the “Associated Russian Union of Christians of Evangelical-Pentecostal Faith”, turned 60. Despite his many detractors in Ukraine and the West, Russian evangelicals have reason enough to thank Ryakhovsky for his efforts in the public and political realm. Russian nationalists...
Pentecost · 04. September 2012
A Patrol for Protecting Church Property ---------------------------------------------------------- Joint Orthodox-Pentecostal patrols proposed M o s c o w – On 27 August, Russia’s largest and busiest Protestant union, the 400.000-member-strong “Associated Russian Union of Christians of Evangelical-Pentecostal Faith” (ROSKhVE), lofted the unusual proposal that inter-confessional patrols guard church property. In mid-August, radical leftists, rightists and feminists had sawed down or...
Pentecost · 22. January 2012
We Need an Honest Talk ---------------------------------------------- Itinerant preacher Yuri Sipko stays on course M o s c o w – On 14 and 15 October 2011, Yuri Sipko, the colourful president of the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists (RUECB) from 2002 to March 2010, held two sermons at a large local congregation in the Far Eastern city of Blagoveshchensk belonging to the Charismatic New Generation movement. Although a few RUECB-pastors do speak in Charismatic or Pentecostal...
Pentecost · 14. December 2011
If Your Brother Sins Against You ---------------------------------------------------------------- Yuri Sipko at a Charismatic conference in the Russian Far East M o s c o w -- On 14 October Yuri Kirillovich Sipko, President of the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists (RUECB) until 2010, paid a large “New Generation”-Charismatic congregation in the Far Eastern city of Blagoveshchensk a surprise visit. Video reports of the conference in the city bordering China followed on...
Pentecost · 15. September 2010
Good News Church Attains Double Digits ------------------------------------------------------ Rick Renner still active in Moscow A Report M o s c o w -- It was a Baptist woman who first pointed me to the existence of “Rick Renner Ministries”. Six years ago, I asked her which Moscow church she would recommend to a searching young lady from a completely secular background. But I was not so reckless as to send the young woman there – I sent myself instead. My initial impression was that this...
Pentecost · 16. October 2009
No Return to the Cradle -------------------------------------------- A report on Tushino Evangelical Church Commentary M o s c o w – In 1992, a congregational plant in the north-western district of Tushino began as a hopeful outreach of Moscow’s “mother hen”: the historic “Central Baptist Church”. But by 2002 Tushino was no longer a Baptist congregation. What began as a cell group meeting in Pastor Alexander Kuznetsov’s flat, had grown into a full-fledged Charismatic congregation....