Why I Became An Ordained Roman Catholic Woman Priest – Even Though Vatican Says “No!” (Ann Penick)

On Saturday, June 4th, I was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in Baltimore, Maryland through the Roman Catholic Womenpriests (RCWP). Their website is www.romancatholicwomenpriests.org. This is not an approved path with the Vatican nor with a number of the clerical hierarchy nor with 25% of the sitting-in-the-pew Roman Catholics. We will not leave the Church [Read More...]

The Biblical Narrative and Immigration Reform

photo © 2010 Fibonacci Blue | more info (via: Wylio)   In America, Christian attitudes towards issues involving politics could not be more polarized.  On one end of the spectrum is the paradigm of the religious right.  They believe in small government, except when it comes to national security / foreign policy issues.  On the [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...]