Category Pentecostalism

In Appreciation of Five Friends

I have some old friends that are treated rather poorly in my estimation. It makes me a little sad and defensive to be honest, but that’s what happens when you grow up Pentecostal. I would love to talk about some of the people that have had a formative influence in my life, but whenever I […]

Seminary or Cemetery?

         Things are changing, but there was a day not too long ago when seminary education was viewed in Pentecostal/Charismatic circles as a place you went to lose your faith. A spirit of intellectualism was warned against because it bred doubt and killed vibrancy. And if there’s anything Pentecostal/Charismatic churches are not it’s […]

Give Me That Old Time Religion

I grew up attending Pentecostal camp-meetings from the mid to late 70’s. Six nights out of seven that’s where you could find us. If you’ve never been to a camp meeting it is usually a large tent pitched upon a large plot of dirt in an urban setting. Wood chips are strewn across the ground and […]

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