Pentecostal · Spirit · women in ministry

Let Your Daughters Prophesy: A Call for Women to Preach

I believe part of the issue in our current debates about women preaching is rooted in part in both the Catholic and the Reformed traditions of “preaching” which see such as a specific form of formal congregational instruction that is believed to be excluded by Paul’s instruction to Timothy for women. Setting aside specific engagement… Continue reading Let Your Daughters Prophesy: A Call for Women to Preach

Pentecostal · women · women in ministry

A Great Host of Women Preaching

“The Lord giveth the word: The women that publish the tidings are a great host.” Psalms 68:11 RV1885 As I’ve been feverishly working to complete my conference paper for the Society for Pentecostal Studies (Titled: “‘Until I, Deborah, Arose’ (Judges 4–5): A Pentecostal Reception History of Deborah Toward Women in Ministry”), I’ve been poring over… Continue reading A Great Host of Women Preaching

Former Prophets · Pentecostal · Spirit · Theology

A Theology of the Spirit in the Former Prophets: A Pentecostal Perspective — PhD Thesis

I recently learned (thanks Daniel Isgrigg) that my PhD thesis “A Theology of the Spirit in the Former Prophets: A Pentecostal Perspective” is available free online through my doctoral alma mater: Bangor University, Wales. For those interested it can be read in whole HERE. An edited version of this work is due to be published… Continue reading A Theology of the Spirit in the Former Prophets: A Pentecostal Perspective — PhD Thesis

Hermeneutics · Old Testament · Pentecostal · women · women in ministry

Challenging Gendered Leadership in the Old Testament: A Webinar at Co-Laborate

HERE is a webinar I was invited to speak for at “Co-Laborate: Men & Women Together: Pentecostal Theology & Praxis” with host Dr. Debbie Fulthorp on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. I spoke on the topic “Challenging Gendered Leadership in the Old Testament”. The three primary ideas/images regarding the role and function of women in leadership… Continue reading Challenging Gendered Leadership in the Old Testament: A Webinar at Co-Laborate

Centre for Pentecostal Theology · Pentecostal · Society for Pentecostal Studies

Pentecostal "Schools": Cleveland (!) and Springfield (?)

Recently I was asked the following question via Facebook Messenger (see…Facebook can be useful and constructive): Do you see any differences between the “Springfield school” and “Cleveland School” of Pentecostalism? If so, what do you think they are? My response to this question is rooted in numerous conversations with several other PhD students writing on… Continue reading Pentecostal "Schools": Cleveland (!) and Springfield (?)

Pentecostal · Walter Hollenweger

Walter Hollenweger Memoriam

It is with a heavy heart I announce that the Swiss Pentecostal scholar Walter Hollenweger passed away August 10, 2016. His contributions to Pentecostalism are profound. One finds him footnoted throughout Pentecostal journals, theses/dissertations (including my own) and monographs. His vast publishing contributions fill 47 pages (a complete bibliography up to 2005 can be found… Continue reading Walter Hollenweger Memoriam

Pentecostal · women

Two Literary Women of Pentecost

As I pour over the early Pentecostal periodicals, I am struck that despite the many limitations concerning leadership placed upon women within Pentecostal fellowships, there were numerous women preachers and writers who were making profound impact for the Kingdom. Several women appear throughout these journals: Pandita Ramabai receives mention for her work in India, Maria… Continue reading Two Literary Women of Pentecost