How do we respect the depth of a Christian snake handler's faith — and talk about it without caricaturing or lauding his life?
A reflection that life-altering moments are often informed through faith and a conviction and willingness to submit to that faith — setting aside a life of certainty and proceeding without a road map.
This SOF video captures the international flavor of the Azusa Street Centennial in song by a couple from Zimbabwe.
With all the press given to Gov. Palin's Pentecostal past, many forgot the Democratic Party has its own share of influential Pentecostals running the show.
News reports selectively cited quotes from Sarah Palin's speech to "M.C." students. View her entire speech and add your own knowledge.
While on vacation here in Oaxaca I was paging through a Lonely Planet guide on Mexico, trying to see about religious services and what the opportunities are for travelers. I was specifically interested in attending a Pentecostal service as it is the fastest growing denomination in Latin America, and I wanted to see how a service might be different from one in the U.S.
Aside from some general stats in the front of the book, there was nothing more than a museum-style treatment of old cathedrals, e.g. here is where you go to see this colonial-era cathedral, etc. Interesting that the editors would not think that travelers would want information of religious services, though, somebody (probably Zondervan) has that info covered in another guide. If not, there’s an opportunity there, I think.
When I have more time later, I will tell you the story of how our server at dinner last night just so happen to be studying to be a Pentecostal pastor, and he is planning to take us to his church on Sunday. What luck!
Off to sample the chocolate district of Oaxaca.