Friends

Once a month, our good friend Penny comes and spends a night with us. There is nothing like time spent with a true friend to lift and strengthen the spirit. Penny has been our friend for 50 years this year, so we have a real shared history. Penny and her fiancé stood up in our wedding, and a year later we switched roles and stood up in theirs. We had our kids, who grew up … Continue reading

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

An Examination and Evaluation of the Brownsville Revival

Jeffrey M. Spencer (This originally appeared in the Spring 1999 edition of the MCOI Journal) beginning on page 8) INTRODUCTION The “Brownsville Revival” began at the Brownsville Assembly of God in Pensacola, Florida on Father’s Day (June 18, 1995) under the direction of Pastor John Kilpatrick and visiting Evangelist St eve Hill. From the very start, this movement has been overflowing with bizarre manifestations and uncontrollable behavior such as laughing, shaking, barking, roaring, and temporary … Continue reading

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