Tag Archives: Pentecostal

Southern Baptists to open their ranks to missionaries who speak in tongues


(Spontaneous charismatic groups can be found in many denominations.  Fortunately, many denominations have not taken a negative stance rejecting them.  We have been in such churches (Lutheran, independent, Anglican) and closely involved with Catholic charismatics.  It has been a good … Continue reading

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AN EVANGELICAL LOOK AT THE EVANGELICAL FUTURE


This article is 3 years old.  We can see the beginnings of what he predicted occurring. It is depressing when one is an Evangelical.  It is  less so for Christians who have staked their future with orthodox Christian understandings and … Continue reading

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OBSCURITY, FORTRESS LIVING, UNENDING NERVOUSNESS, and THE TYRANNY OF BEING RIGHT


The two earlier posts detailing the states of The Church of England (CoE) and the ELCA (Lutheran denomination) got me thinking about choices all church groups must make. Here is a quick recap of the two articles. The CoE is on a downward spiral … Continue reading

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SO MANY WAYS WE DO IT!


America has so very many denominations and church varieties. This brings with it a great many ways in which the Eucharist (Holy Communion, The Lord’s Supper, etc.) is understood and valued. Included in these multiple usages and theologies are a … Continue reading

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THE WEDDING WE ATTENDED YESTERDAY


Saturday we attended a wedding.  This happens to most people a variety of times during their lives. In this case it was for the son of a close friend and next door neighbor. He had finally met the one.  It … Continue reading

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PEDOPHILIA, FORGIVENESS, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, AND THE REST OF US


The recent uptick in reporting pedophilia and actions taken when discovered, especially among clergy and church workers at all levels has been constant and intensive. Congregational response to the dangers include background checks of nursery and church school workers, church … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL WARFARE, FACT OR FANCY?


One topic I rarely hear much discussed among Anglicans is spiritual warfare. We definitely believe it is a vital part of Christian life, and practice it routinely.  We simply don’t speak of it much. In the important ways, Fr. Ernesto’s description … Continue reading

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