The Holy Ghost Bartender Comes to Chicago

by Dave Moore & Tammy Spears (This originally appeared in the May/June 1998 edition of the MCOI Journal pg. 6) It was a Friday evening this past October when the “Holy Ghost Bartender” came to town for a revival crusade. The “Bartender” was none other than Rodney Howard-Browne, the transplanted South African Pentecostal evangelist. Browne’s meetings are known for outbreaks of so-called “holy laughter,” unusual “manifestations” of the Holy Spirit, such as people being “slain … Continue reading

William Branham ’s Family Tree

By Eric Pement (This originally appeared in the May/June 1998 edition of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 4) When he is remembered at all, he is remembered with a reverence befitting a legend. Yet, what did this obscure evangelist teach? The name of William Branham probably will be unfamiliar to most of our readers, but to the Christian world a generation ago, he was as well known as Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell is … Continue reading

The Princess and The Pauper

(This originally appeared in the May/June 1998 edition of the MCOI Journal) I was up late, viewing a videotape of an interview with Harvard professor and renowned evolution-apologist Stephen J. Gould. When the tape ended, the television came on, and I was shocked to hear that Princess Diana had been killed in an automobile accident in Paris. I stayed up for awhile and watched part of the somber coverage that would continue unabated to more … Continue reading