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Pentecostal Church

Yet Another Papal First From Pope Francis

AP | Posted 07.29.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has become the first pope to visit a Pentecostal church, pressing his outreach to evangelicals who represent Catholic...

Snake Handling and the Gospel of Mark

Michael Gilmour | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

This strange early twentieth-century expression of religious faith is not widespread -- confined to a small number of churches in the southeastern United States -- but has its roots in a literal reading of a cluster of biblical metaphors.

Pentecostal Groups Vow To End Racial Divide

Religious News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion

(RNS) When he was a boy, the Rev. Thomas Barclay noticed a difference between the worshippers of his small Pentecostal denomination and churches he vi...

Faith Healing Couple Will Go To Jail For Son's Death

Religious News Service | Amanda Murphey | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A Pentecostal couple who believes in faith healing has been sentenced to 3 1/2 to seven years in prison for neglecting to take their sick son to...

What Might Be Right About Preachers of LA

Dr. Keri Day | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Dr. Keri Day

I am suggesting that the irony of this show is that the very ideals these preachers are lifting up as emulative are the practices that are providing impetus for what people within these communities are coming to see as wrong.

WATCH: The Deadly Advice Of A Pastor To An HIV Patient

Posted 08.24.2013 | Religion

Dr. Tim Lahey was treating an HIV patient who seemed to be winning the battle against the disease -- he was taking medicine regularly and his immune s...

Pastors Tell HIV Patients To Stop Taking Medicine And 'Rely On God' | Alex Strangwayes-Booth | Posted 08.19.2013 | Religion

Some young HIV patients are giving up their medicine after being told by Pentecostal Church pastors to rely on faith in God instead, doctors warn. ...

The S&M of the Evangelical Church

Leonard Wrigley | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Leonard Wrigley

Bondage. From the point of view of some gay men, and perhaps some women too, it may very well not be a bad thing at all. Whatever tickles your pickle, right? But in the evangelical Pentecostal church in which I grew up, a different type of bondage was a very bad thing indeed.

Women Created In The Image Of God

Karen Torjesen | Posted 09.10.2011 | Religion
Karen Torjesen

The spirituality of the women prophets celebrated women's identity with Christ, their possessing the mind of Christ, and their representing Christ's glory. Women created in the image of God -- here was the Biblical framework for affirming the dignity and value of women.

Scottish Missionaries To Serve Time, Hard Labor in Gambia for Sedition | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

David & Fiona Fulton, two missionaries charged with committing sedition in the Gambia are due in court on Tuesday. David Fulton, a former Major in ...