Chasing What God?: Examining The God Chasers by Tommy Tenney

(This originally appeared in the Summer 2000 edition of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 6) By Pastor Bill Randles Tommy Tenney is a third-generation United Pentecostal1 minister who bills himself (and any member of his growing following) as a “God Chaser.” He is the author of a bestselling book entitled The God Chasers2. He United Pentecostals are anti-Trinitarian, see “United Pentecostal Church International” ↩ Tommy Tenney, The God Chasers (Shippensburg, PA: Destiny Image Publishers, … Continue reading

The (No) Dating Game

(This originally appeared in the Summer 2000 edition of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 4) It all started when Bill Gothard* began to get Christians excited about “courtship” rather than dating. This came at a time when numbers of Christian young people and their parents were ready for something completely new when it came to romantic relationships — something that would serve as an antidote to the trends of the world. So … Continue reading

The Great Self-Esteem Crisis

(This originally appeared in the Summer 2000 edition of the MCOI Journal) “Low self-esteem” is taking the blame for practically all the ills of our society today. Everything from criminality to poor performance in school is blamed on low self-esteem. It is running rampantly throughout society and the church though battalions of therapists have written countless books on the subject. The problem seems immune to all efforts to eradicate it and, in fact, seems to … Continue reading