Rethinking Lent

When I was growing up in the Bible Belt no one ever mentioned Lent. I didn’t know a single adult who participated in the practice. I never saw people walking around town with a thumbprint of ashes on their foreheads. Seems to me that Baptist were sacrificing stuff all the time — we didn’t really [Read More…]

May Gratitude be our Glory Cloud

They are still talking about it at Bethel Church in Redding, California, and among gatherings of Believers around the globe. They are saying the gold rain is a manifestation of God. Evidence of His Glory. Worship turned to gold, they say. They weep and laugh, shout and sing, convinced that this thing, strange as it [Read More…]