Why Paul never used the word synagogue to describe the movement he inspired and chose ecclesia instead—the Greek word we translate as church. The short answer is that he couldn’t use the word synagogue for a variety of legal and administrative reasons. Ecclesia better fit for their role as a para-synagogue organization. Alternatively, perhaps, Paul … Read more
The early Pentecostal writer V. P. Simmons on the Church history of tongues. V. P. Simmons is an unknown name in the annals of pentecostal history and even moreso in the general historical records. However, the impact of his historical thesis which connects the speaking in tongues of the 1900s with the first-century rite still … Read more
Why is Evangelical Church attendance declining? One of the reasons is because the church cannot compete in the entertainment realm. It should not be completely abandoned, but never should be the sole catalyst for church life. This is part of a series focusing on declining church audiences. The first one covered the fact that marketing … Read more
A translation of the eighth century John of Damascus’ Commentary on I Corinthians as it relates to the dogma of tongues.
A film review of God Loves Uganda — a good premise but fails in the details along with grandiose stereotyping.
The need for modern prophets in the age of spin
The role of the public reader in the earliest diasporan Church, how the language changed over time, and the new problems it created.
How health care ethics need to be ingrained in the fabric of the evangelical mindset.
A digitalization and short analysis of John Lightfoot’s Commentary on the tongues of Corinth
A commentary of the work attributed to Epiphanius on tongues speaking in the first century Corinthian Church