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Global University’s Vice Provost Receives Award of Excellence from The Foundation for Pentecostal Scholarship

Global University’s Vice Provost Receives Award of Excellence from The Foundation for Pentecostal Scholarship

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri- Dr. Randy Hedlun, Vice Provost of Global University, was honored at the 2014 Society for Pentecostal Studies (SPS) 43rd annual meeting held on March 6-8, 2014 with a ‘Declaration of Excellence’ award given by The Foundation for Pentecostal Scholarship (TFFPS) for an article he recently authored titled “Rethinking Luke’s Purpose: The Effect of First Century Social Conflict”. This article was published in the Fall 2013 edition of the Journal of Pentecostal Theology.

TFFPS was founded with the singular goal of advancing biblical scholarship within the global Pentecostal family. TFFPS aims to encourage the publishing of Pentecostal works by recognizing the best of Pentecostal biblical scholarship through annual ‘Declaration of Excellence’ awards and subsidizing the publication, promotion or dissemination of academic works that advance the Pentecostal faith. TFFPS selected two recipients in the 2014 “article” category to win this scholarship award.

“This article addresses the issue of Luke’s authorial purpose for the composition of the Luke-Acts literature. Observing that existing theories are inadequate for various reasons, the article suggests an authorial purpose paradigm that is natural to the early Jesus movement’s status as a newly emerging society,” relates Dr. Randy Hedlun.  

Dr. Hedlun’s article may be ordered online at for a small fee.

Global University encourages its faculty members to submit articles and other scholarly works for publication in a wide range of academic and theological journals.

About Global University

Global University is a fully accredited nonprofit Christian University, in the Pentecostal tradition, based out of Springfield, Missouri. As a worldwide online and distance education pioneer, the university integrates education and service through a network in 150 countries, including the United States. Its three main languages of instruction are English, Spanish and French for undergraduate programs.