, Proselytization, and Anti-Christian Violence in Contemporary India.
He seeks primarily to demonstrate the value of Pentecostal
theology in the Christian ecumenical conversation--no small undertaking, as Pentecostal
thought has long been pushed to the periphery of Christian discussions on ecumenicity.
The Blues Project: Pentecostal
Blues Concert is a musical performance that celebrates the history and continuing relevance of original blues through Joshua2's signature style called "Pentecostal
Blues." The Blues Project precipitates a blend of authentic gospel, folk, low-down country, blues and R&B/Soul and conveys a message of unity by bringing people from diverse backgrounds to interact, bond, come together as one and have an amazing time through the love and healing of the blues.
Supplemented by searches of databases of digitized Pentecostal
and Holiness periodicals as well as selected disciplines (rule books) of Holiness and Pentecostal
churches, the research came to include statements from thirty-three Radical Holiness and forty-three Pentecostal
denominations in the United States, and citations from eight countries (Australia, Britain, Canada, Palestine, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland) mostly based on English and U.S.
I would recommend this work for anyone wanting to get an intelligent handle on the diversity and complexity of the Pentecostal
Among the movement's ranks are charismatics -- members of mainstream Christian churches deeply influenced by Pentecostal
spirituality, including charismatic Catholics, who have had their own struggle for recognition by local bishops and the Vatican.
Assessing the number of Pentecostal
believers worldwide is an arduous and highly complex task, as difficulties arise both from the very goal of the surveys as well as from the convoluted nature of Pentecostal
history, and from the ensuing confusion of the terminology employed.
Investigating local Christian practice within a globalizing world, Riches examines how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and visionaries within Pentecostal
religious voluntary organizations are (re)imagining themselves, the Australian Christian Church, and their worlds through Spirit encounters.
Berger and others have argued that Pentecostal
and charismatic movements are both expressions of and important agents for cultural globalization.
Whatever one's views on Pentecostal
theology and Pentecostal
spiritualities, it is a movement of such magnitude that Christianity will not be the same again.
Bill served as the pastor for five years at the United Pentecostal
Church in Elgin (UPCI).