As you probably know, there is a group of really vocal, largely ridiculed folks who believe the rapture will happen tomorrow at 6pm.
As I've said here before, when I look at church history I see strong, real links between the nonviolent, prophetic, anti-Imperial life that Jesus advocated for his followers, and the charismatic, Spirit-filled life that he advocated for those same followers.
Recently, I wrote some things about Kiera's surgery, which at the time was upcoming and happened today.
Today is Pentecost Sunday (yesterday, now that it is after midnight). I feel a little weird writing about it, being something of an ecclesial vagabond in the last couple of years.
I talk fairly often about the early characteristics of the Pentecostal movement, especially its ardent pacifism.
To finish my series, I want to put the things I've looked at together a bit more. I've tried to show how the problems in how historical problems in how the church has looked at politics, culture, and pneumatology have led, in some ways, to current trends in American evangelicalism.
This post is part of a series that looks at some of the ways that movements in church history stop moving and die.
Jonathan Stegall is a web designer and emergent / emerging follower of Jesus currently living in Atlanta, seeking to abide in the creative tension between theology, spirituality, design, and justice.
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