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 (?)
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
One of my co-workers just found and gave me a copy of The Azusa Street Papers which is a reproduction of the thirteen issues of The Apostolic Faith (1906-1908) published by the Apostolic Faith Mission at Azusa Street (Los Angeles, CA) by William J. Seymour. It records countless testimonies of the redemptive and empowering work… Continue reading The Azusa Street Papers
Rather than simply answer in the comments section to Dan’s post about “What Keeps You In Your Church Tradition?,” I have decided to reply via a post and offer it as my own personal answer (because I have in fact been asked this very question at other times). I decided three was a rather Biblical… Continue reading Three Things That Keep Me in My Church Tradition
Steve Swan (a friend who pastors in Winnipeg) nails it: Why Am I Still Preaching?. I’ve said something similar in a paper I presented for the Society for Pentecostal Studies that has been picked up for an edited volume in the works on Pentecostal Preaching. You can read the proposal for my contribution HERE (and… Continue reading Why Am I Still Preaching? A Conversation
Am I really Pentecostal? I’m thinking of this in several ways because recently I have been attacked by some for (1) being too Pentecostal, and by others for (2) not being Pentecostal enough. So which is it? Or is neither accusation correct? Maybe I’m the perfect Pentecostal (whatever that might look like 🙂 ). What… Continue reading Am I Really Pentecostal?
I just realized that while my paper “Emerging Homiletics: A Pentecostal Response” was accepted for presentation at the Society for Pentecostal Studies annual meeting (March 20-22, 2013) in Seattle, WA, I had failed to post it to this blog. So feel free to follow the link above and select the paper from the limited number… Continue reading Emerging Homiletics