Before Jesus ascended into heaven, he instructed his disciples to ‘Tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem until ye be endued with power from on high’ (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4 KJV). Drawing from these words, the practice of having "tarrying" services became a uniquely Pentecost ritual whereby believers actively lingered in Pentecostal services for the … Continue reading Pentecost: How Long Does it Take?
This week, my first edited volume, Receiving Scripture in the Pentecostal Tradition, was published with CPT Press (Centre for Pentecostal Theology). Together with my friends and co-editors, Rick Wadholm and Martin Mittelstadt, we assembled twelve essays on a topic that is emerging in popularity in Pentecostal scholarship: Reception History. Traditional biblical scholarship has often focused … Continue reading Pentecostal Reception History
For Christmas, Amonda bought me this shirt. It has a simple phrase: "Write On." This shirt was such a blessing to me because it has ably characterized this season of my life. My dissertation was finished nearly a year before I submitted it. In the mean time, I found it refreshing to write about other … Continue reading Write On
I have great news about my PhD journey! On April 16, 2019 I will finally be defending my PhD dissertation on "The Origin, Development, and Future of Assemblies of God Eschatology". It has been nearly a year since began the process of submitting my final draft. After several delays and snags, I will finally be … Continue reading AG Eschatology, Oral Roberts, and Reception History: A Research Update
Since I began my studies in Pentecostal history, have come to love early Pentecostal literature. All of the students in the Bangor PhD program engage the early papers from across the spectrum of the Pentecostal movement in their dissertations. This process of "reception history," or the examining the first hand testimonies and teachings of early Pentecostals, … Continue reading A Directory of Early Pentecostal Papers