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

Why Activists Need God to Make Their Case

by Micael Grenholm I’ve been a peace and justice activist now for eight years; campaigning, advocating and debating for things like disarmament, pacifism, economic equality, poverty reduction, sustainability, environmental protection, gender equality, open borders and religious freedom. My motives are Christian: I believe this is what Jesus wants me to do and that it makes … More Why Activists Need God to Make Their Case

Why Most Pentecostals Around the World are Progressive

When sociologists Donald E. Miller and Tetsunao Yamamori decided to study indigenous churches with active social programs in the developing world, they were astounded to find that the overwhelming majority of them were Pentecostal or charismatic. They studied the dynamic of Pentecostal social engagement further in their book Global Pentecostalism: The New Face of Christian … More Why Most Pentecostals Around the World are Progressive

Eyes to See: How We View Racism in the Church

An Interview with Dr. Drew G.I. Hart by Micky ScottBey Jones Dog-whistle politics. Protest in the streets. Changing religious norms. For many, there is trouble to be seen everywhere we look. In Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism, author and theologian Dr. Drew Hart shares the racism he has observed in … More Eyes to See: How We View Racism in the Church

The American Delusion

Interview by Mickey ScottBey Jones After reading this powerful poem by friend and brother in the struggle Shawn Casselberry, I got him on the phone for an interview. Here’s a little of what we talked about. Shawn lives with and serves his Chicago neighborhood with his brilliant, creative wife, Jen, and their big, always-excited dog. … More The American Delusion

Why I as an Activist Love the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

by Micael Grenholm The Pentecostal and charismatic movements have a bad reputation among Christian anarchists and activists. There are too many examples of healing evangelists who control the masses through manipulation and hysteria, with promises of supernatural encounters only to gain money and status for themselves. Furthermore, many Pentecostals and charismatics support nationalism, war, discrimination … More Why I as an Activist Love the Gifts of the Holy Spirit