If the Spirit took the lead…

Throughout the New Testament we find that the Holy Spirit takes an active role in the story of the people of God. The Spirit actively works throughout the cosmos, the church, and persons to lead this world toward its eventual goal: new creation. Yet in my own experiences I often assign a passive role to [Read More...]

I’m Quitting Facebook to Join Faithbook Because My WWJD Bracelet Told Me To

The end of the age has come.  No, not the rapture, but the end of Facebook.  There I said it… finished.  As of today, I am shutting down all Facebook communication. “Why?” you ask.  I’ll gladly answer. I’m convinced that the God revealed in Jesus desires that Christians avoid becoming convoluted by the world.  We [Read More...]

A New Kind of Pentecostalism (By Author, Samuel Lee)

I was asked by my friend Kurt Willems to write some reflections on my recent book, A New Kind of Pentecostalism. Here are some of my considerations when it comes to Pentecostalism: First, even though I titled my book A New Kind of Pentecostalism, I do not necessarily mean that we have to invent something [Read More...]

Snot Rags That Heal: The Gap Between my Life and the Strangeness of the New Testament

There are strange stories in the New Testament. Sometimes, when I come across them, I am almost surprised. For instance, there is one situation that arises when a guy named Agibus takes off his belt and ties it around Paul’s ankles and hands to let Paul know of a coming imprisonment. There is another story [Read More...]


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