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February 07, 2015
The Tragic Sense of Historical Illiteracy
What we believe to be the motives of our conduct are usually but the pretexts...
January 14, 2015
Latino/a Rehab Ministry embroiled in controversy
Did some digging about the controversial decision made by New Hope Ministries of Lakewood, Colorado...
October 24, 2014
The Obsession with What Latinos Will Do This Election
This semester is brutal, but not so brutal, that I will be posting much more...
September 18, 2014
Re-Thinking Sister Aimee Pt 2
A drive past Angelus Temple today is testament to the contemporary Foursquare denomination’s ties to...
September 08, 2014
Re-Thinking Sister Aimee McPherson
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Founder, Aimee Semple McPherson died on September 27,...
July 26, 2014
Re-Scripting Pentecostal Saints: Curious Life of Mother Rosa Horn
This is one in another of my summer series on Pentecostal women, I am off...
June 18, 2014
The (Un) Equally Yoked Marriage/Divorce of Rev. Maria W. Atkinson
Another installment of my look at Pentecostal women looks at a Church of God missionary...
May 30, 2014
The Confessions of Joyce Meyer
The Confessions of Joyce Meyer So in order to finish this long awaited book, I...
May 09, 2014
Nothing New Under The (Pew) Sun
A Few (Not So New) Things About the Pew Study: (and its a good study...
May 05, 2014
Happy No. 5 Patheos
In the midst of grading, writing & prepping for more summer teaching, a quick saludos...
April 04, 2014
Sanctifying Music, Sex & Death: Remembering Marvin Gaye
April 2 1984, if I remember correctly, was a cool, crisp Spring morning. waiting for...
March 28, 2014
Hunting For Heresy at Regent University…& Hobby Lobby & World Vision (Pt 3)
About a month ago I gave a plenary address at Regent. The conference was well...
March 19, 2014
Hunting Heresy at Regent University–Part II (Dress Codes)
When I finished my presentation on Dress Codes and Pentecostal Purity Culture in a class at...
March 13, 2014
Hunting Heresy at Regent University
A few weeks ago, I attended the Renewal Across Americas conference at Regent University. I...
February 20, 2014
Snake-Handling, Vaccines & Science Denial
Yes, so social media was aglow and more than a little snarky and even downright...
January 13, 2014
The Death of the Religious Right?
Back after a long holiday break.... Beginning a several-part series on why all of the...
November 27, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving! (Culture War) Is Over If You Want It
Every major holiday I make a special plea--hoping to convince a few fellow travelers who...
November 13, 2013
35 And Counting – Latino/ Pentecostalism’s Stunning Silence on Gun Violence
Daniel Diaz, a 33 year-old youth pastor was killed a few days ago. Here is...
October 19, 2013
Really who cares what John MacArthur thinks?
I don't normally enter white evangelical world dust-ups, there are really too many, and they...
September 20, 2013
Pope Francis–Is Sick and Tired of the Culture War Too
This is the time when with the start of a new semester, my blogging often...
September 06, 2013
Outliers: Interviews w/ Progressive Pentecostals
First in a series...with Pentecostals skewing the norm--and disturbing the universe An interview with my...
August 30, 2013
End of the Summer Musings
Been doing lots of posts on culture and music—because sometimes you just have to unplug...
August 16, 2013
Remembering Elvis…and the Pentecostal War on Rock n Roll
This is the anniversary of The King's death. I've been to Graceland, and I must...
July 25, 2013
Journeys Through Pentecostal Subcultures: Sacred Steel pt 1
Today we're continuing to look at Pentecostal music on our summer journey. This tradition is...
July 18, 2013
Journeys into the Pentecostal Subculture: Dress Codes Pt 2
Continuing our trip through the Pentecostal subculture--particularly, the Oneness/Apostolic branches, many of whom still require...
July 05, 2013
Journeys Through Pentecostal Subcultures: Hairstyles
We're on vacation next week, this week, a brief curated view of the Pentecostal subculture...
June 26, 2013
(Culture War) is Over-If You Want it…Please
We interrupt our trip through the Pentecostal subcultures for this post about today's Supreme Court...
June 20, 2013
The Curious Life and Death (?) of William Branham
One of the reasons Pentecostalism is both academically fascinating and personally invigorating is because of...
June 10, 2013
A.A. Allen: “God’s Man of Faith and Power”
One of the many obsessive habits that befall academics who live with their subjects too...
May 30, 2013
Mark Driscoll, Will You Marry Me? Or Looking For Mr(s) Right at Christian (W)Life College
Given last week’s heavy and well-received post on Rios Montt and Guatemala and given that...
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