Tyler Tully is doing a series of interviews on his blog (The Jesus Event) titled “I once was….but now I’ve found….” (a spin on “I once was lost, but now I’m found) where those interviewed discuss major shifts in their Christian identity. Previously, Derek Flood (conservative Evangelical…progressive) and Hannah Heinzekehr (feminist…feminism) were featured. Today, my interview went live on his blog where I chose the ambiguous title “I once was Oneness Pentecostal, but now I’ve found ecumenical Evangelicalism”. In sum, I discuss being raised a Oneness Pentecostal, why I left Oneness Pentecostalism, and where that has left me today. I’m a bit long-winded, but I hope it proves insightful!
Evangelicalism, Interviews, Pentecostal/ Charismatic
It is a good interview ..
Good interview, Brian. On the number of women in Foursquare leadership, it’s probably relevant that Sister Aimee herself taught that women should not be pastors, etc, and understood herself to be a special exception because God gave her a special calling. This is no longer the church’s position, but you see how that might influence the legacy of women in the tradition. I’m getting this from Priscilla Pope Levison’s class/book.
Thanks Bill. That is interesting. I didn’t know that about her, though I may be able to understand how she’d see herself as exceptional. Nevertheless, it does seem quite odd that those who came to adopt her way of understanding the Gospel would allow for her to be an exception without seriously questioning whether or not there may be something more to learn here.
How’s the book?
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