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Here are three things that happened this week, Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, in Church history. They include the death of Aimee Semple McPherson, the final sermon of George Whitefield, and the completion of the first section of the Gutenberg Bible.
Link:Â https://quarterly.gospelinlife.com/justice-in-the-bible/Format:Â Web PageTopic(s):Â Social JusticeSocial JusticeMercy MinistryAuthor(s)/Speaker(s):Â Timothy J Keller
A brief introduction to the charismatic Catholics and People of Praise, in the news now due to Amy Coney Barrett's nomination.People of Praise.You may never have heard of it before the nomination of Amy Coney Barrettâ€“â€“who is said to be a part of the groupâ€“â€“to the Supreme Court.You will probably hear that they are a far-right fringe group, but they are actually part of the charismatic movement, and a bit of history may help us to understand them better.The Pentecostal and Charismatic MovementsCharles Parham founded the tiny Bethel Bible School in the heartland of Topeka, Kansas, in 1900. While he invited "all Christians and ministers who were willing to forsake all, sell what they had, give it away, and enter the school for study and prayer," he surely had no idea that 120 years later to the month of its founding, the Pentecostal / charismatic / spirit-filled movement would have 600 million adherents and be arguably the strongest global expression of Christianity across the twentieth century.Growing out of the larger eighteenth-century holiness tradition, that obscure beginningâ€“â€“including a watch night service December 31, 1900, where Agnes Ozman reportedly began speaking in Chineseâ€“â€“ was soon followed by manifestations in Houston, Texas, and the more publicized Azusa Street Revival in southern California.Soon, the movement spread across the nation and overseas. Denominations were formed (or reformed) over the decades: Church of God, Assemblies of God, Apostolic Faith, Church of God of Prophecy, and the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. (Interestingly, the Church of God Cleveland predates Azusa and would later become a more traditional Pentecostal denomination.)And, as will become important later, these Pentecostals were also evangelicals. In 1943, American Pentecostal churches ...Continue reading...
After few faith references by Trump and Biden at party conventions, the candidates are expected to stick to policy discussions when they take the national stage. In tonightâ€™s debate, the first between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the two candidates will have a lot of ground to cover. Theyâ€™ll be addressing top issues for voters like the response to COVID-19, the economy, health care, and the makeup of the Supreme Court.The debate is also a chance for voters to hear how Trump and Biden speak about their political priorities and motivations. Both have been campaigning to draw in voters of faith, including evangelicals.The party conventions held last month offer a glimpse at how they have employed religious language in the race. Faith references came up throughout the Republican National Convention in August far more often than at the Democratic National Convention, which had been held the week before.But when it came to the remarks from the candidates themselves, the trend reversed. Biden, a lifelong Catholic, made faith a bigger part of his speech than Trump did.Ahead of the debate, I took a closer look at the kinds of religious terms weâ€™ve seen from both platforms so far, based on an analysis of 2020 convention transcripts.References to God were most common at both party conventions, followed by mentions of faith, blessing, prayer, and Jesusâ€”who occasionally came up by name at the RNC but almost not at all at the DNC.There are limits to text analysis to keep in mindâ€”this method wonâ€™t identify religious language that is not explicit, and it also counts all words equally. Thus, Mike Pence quoting a long passage from the Bible that uses Godâ€™s name once counts the same as Joe Biden ending his speech by saying, â€śGod bless America.â€ť But, despite these constraints, it offers an unbiased glimpse of the most direct religious ...Continue reading...
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