How the Holy Spirit Caused Jesus Army to Practice Community

Huw Lewis is one of the apostolic leaders of Jesus Fellowship Church, or Jesus Army, in the UK. A charismatic church founded in the late 1960’s, it has practiced intentional Christian community with a complete sharing of possessions for over 40 years. Pax Pneuma interviewed Lewis about what community is like: Please briefly describe how … More How the Holy Spirit Caused Jesus Army to Practice Community

Trump, ”Illegal” Immigrants and the Bible

Vlog by Micael Grenholm: Trump has said that refugees the US is receiving legally are ”illegal immigrants”. He’s not the only one misusing the term though, I can’t count how many times American Christians have told me that the biblical commands to welcome and care for the stranger don’t apply to ”illegal immigrants”. It’s time … More Trump, ”Illegal” Immigrants and the Bible

How the Fig Tree that Jesus Cursed Represents Nationalism

by Faith Totushek. Mark 11:12-22  tells us the remarkable account of the fig tree and the temple.  These stories are strung together to teach us a number of things about how our faith might be hi-jacked to represent not the character, image and heart of God but nationalism and earthly systems of power, oppression and … More How the Fig Tree that Jesus Cursed Represents Nationalism

‘Always Enough’: Basil of Caesarea and Sustainability

My reading gives me the impression that sustainability is being taken more seriously by Christians, particularly the ‘millennial’ generation. Sustainable living is a Christian calling, declares Calvin College.  Tearfund and the Jubilee Centre have produced five Bible studies on Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living. There is even a network of Christian leaders advocating sustainability: check out their … More ‘Always Enough’: Basil of Caesarea and Sustainability

A Charismatic Christian Wishing He Were a Mennonite

My name is Aaron D. Taylor and I’m a charismatic Christian. If you ever see me driving with my glasses on, I may look dignified, but don’t let my appearance fool you. Throughout my life I’ve been slain in the Spirit and drunk in the Holy Ghost on numerous occasions. I’ve felt the anointing, laid … More A Charismatic Christian Wishing He Were a Mennonite

The Anti-Community Conspiracy in Biblical Scholarship

Extremely few Protestants live in a community of goods similar to that of the apostolic church in Acts 2 and 4. In fact, many Protestant denominations don’t have a single community connected to them. Just like charismatic, supernatural gifts used to be a rarity within Protestantism due to cessationism, something that has drastically changed over … More The Anti-Community Conspiracy in Biblical Scholarship

Quakerism as a Charismatic Tradition

by Hye Sung Francis Gehring. What is the Charismatic Movement? Many people make sweeping statements about the Charismatic Movement without much comprehension of the diversity among Charismatics, as evidenced by the multitude of books cautioning believers of this broad movement. In 2013, neo-reformed Baptist preacher and author John MacArthur held a conference that attracted thousands of … More Quakerism as a Charismatic Tradition

The Demonic Factor in Mass Shootings: Exorcism as Gun Control

by William De Arteaga. The gun control debate Gun control is regularly debated in the United States, not the least when horrible mass shootings occur in schools, cinemas and other places. What is lacking in the dispute is a consideration of the spiritual dimensions of gun control. The silence from the pulpit on this issue is … More The Demonic Factor in Mass Shootings: Exorcism as Gun Control