I’m taking a number of Trinity students to the annual meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies (hosted in Cleveland, TN this year) in a few weeks. Every Thursday for the last several months we’ve met for about a half hour to talk about various aspects of the trip including topics/papers that will be a… Continue reading Pentecostal Oral Liturgy
Today I had a student that I am mentoring who mentioned something I said in one of my classes: “Grace is life”. I had said this as part of my response to a student’s sermon addressing grace, but never defining it in any sort of substantial sense. It seemed taken for granted. I had offered… Continue reading Grace Is Life
The following is a sermon I preached in Trinity chapel (Friday, January 12, 2018) that is offered as part of an interview on questions of social justice that I did for the Trinity Bible College Leadership Podcast. The audio of the sermon is included as a part of the podcast and I have also included… Continue reading Sermon: Speak Up! Proverbs 31.8a
One of the most wonderful things about teaching in a Bible College as a practitioner (I preach and teach in local churches regularly) is that my calling encourages me to reflect more critically upon my pastoral practices. Though my specialization for academia is in Old Testament and theology, I’ve been afforded the opportunities to be… Continue reading Preaching and the Sanctified Imagination
The readings from the Revised Common Lectionary for this coming Sunday, January 7, 2018 offer an intriguing correlation for a Pentecostal hearing of these texts in harmony. Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11. The Genesis text describes the hovering of the divine Spirit over the waters at creation leading into the calling of… Continue reading A Brief Pentecostal Hearing of the Lectionary: Baptism of the Lord
This is the audio from my brother, Bob Wadholm (PhD [ABD] Information Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri; Associate Professor of Information Systems and Philosophy at Trinity Bible College & Graduate School), speaking in Trinity chapel on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 on “The Nature of Friend” (HERE). He offers a philosophical-biblical foundation for conceiving… Continue reading Sermon: On the Nature of Friend (Bob Wadholm)
The following is a sermon I preached in the Trinity Bible College & Graduate School chapel on November 8, 2017: “On (Sexual) Identity” .
HERE is the audio of the sermon “Trusting in the Wings” (Psalm 61) that I preached for Trinity Chapel on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
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 (?)
The account of Gideon requiring a sign from the God who has called him to rise up as a deliverer for Israel, has long puzzled interpreters (Judges 6.33-40). Gideon receives a messenger from Yahweh who calls him to action. This angel of Yahweh (6.11, 21; or “of God” in verse 20) is asked for a… Continue reading Notes on Gideon and the God of Israel: Fire and Dew, Evening and Morning