Gastón Espinosa, Latino Pentecostals in America: Faith and Politics in Action (Cambridge, MA, and London: Harvard University Press, 2014), xi + 505 pages. Daniel Ramírez, Migrating Faith: Pentecostalism in the United States and Mexico in the Twentieth Century (Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2015), xix + 283 pages. Why should readers […]
Pentecostalism from a Multicultural Perspective A public lecture with Dr. Allan Anderson, Professor at University of Birmingham, UK. All are welcome to attend. When: Thursday, April 7 at 6pm PDT. Where: Living Waters Church, 9095 Glover Road, Langley, British Columbia.
Harold D. Hunter and Neil Ormerod, eds. The Many Faces of Global Pentecostalism (Cleveland, TN: CPT Press, 2013). There are two things every Pentecostal, and everyone interested in Pentecostalism, should learn from the outset: (1) Pentecostalism is global, and (2) the global Pentecostal movement has many faces. These two aspects form the premise for the […]
On February 11th and 12th 2015, Amos Yong delivered a two-part series of lectures at Ambrose University for the annual Murray W. Downey Lectureship. Ambrose University is a Christian institution of higher education in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, composed of a denominationally diverse community seeking to represent Christ in their respective fields. Yong is currently Professor […]
Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., and Amos Yong, eds., The Cambridge Companion to Pentecostalism (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014), xiii + 340 pages, ISBN 9780521188388. The serious scholar of Pentecostalism recognizes the incredible complexity of Pentecostal/Charismatic Christianity. The numerical and geographical explosion of Pentecostals continues to produce an ever-diversifying movement that proves both challenging and […]
The grace that Pentecostalism brought to Christendom was to make the use of tongues and the other gifts described by Paul in I Cor. 12 and 14 normal in the life of ordinary Christians. This was something not seen since Apostolic times. Before we examine how tongues came to be normal (or at least […]
Editor’s Note: This academic paper by Paul Palma was first presented at the 2013 meeting of the Center for Renewal Studies. Less technical readers may want to start with the more accessible conclusion. Introduction The early Pentecostal movement expanded among those seeking a more dynamic and vital religious experience. For some this entailed transition […]