Sunday, March 12, 2006
I finished reading Rob McAlpine's article/paper/e-book entitled "Post-Charismatic"
over the weekend. It's an impressive work of research and exegesis
focused on some of the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement's more notable
extremes. He confirms something that I've suspected for a while, that
the "emerging church" contains a significant number of folks who have
fled the movement for one reason or another. After reading Rob's work,
I'm reminded how blessed I am to have grown up in the Assemblies of
God. I was spared from most of the excesses, but I certainly observed
them from afar and saw the damage done. The A/G has generally been the
voice of reason and balance within Pentecostalism.
involved in leadership in a Pentecostal/Charismatic church or you're an
"escapee" in an emerging church, take the time to read what Rob has
written. You won't regret it.
Monday, February 27, 2006