It has been a full day (though many feel that way). It has also been a good day. I was just reflecting on some of the happenings of the day and the goodness of God through it all. A video chat with a friend not seen nearly often enough who is ministering elsewhere in the… Continue reading Thoughts in a Day: Some Reflections
I don’t know about your church, but in mine we typically have an open testimony time (hey, we are Pentecostal after all). We like to tell our stories and that sure works well (sometimes not so much) in a post-modern personal narrative obsessed culture. What I’m thinking of, though, is your story of first knowingly… Continue reading What Is Your Story?
Here is a bit from one of my graduate students (used by Matt Payne with permission) on engaging postmodernism as a Pentecostal church and preacher. How does one engage those who, at best, question the notion of the meta-narrative? How does one do so while pointing to the story of God’s redemption in Christ and… Continue reading Testimony as Embedded Proclamation
This last Sunday I gave a testimony in church that may seem a little unusual (but hey…that is kind of my M.O.). I thanked God that I sneezed this last weekend. Everyone kind of laughed probably thinking (as you do) that thanking God for sneezing is silly. It’s not…let me tell you. The reason I give… Continue reading Sneezing as a Testimony