The full length version of the eighth episode of my analysis of John Allen’s The Future Church is now posted here on the blog for Donor Subscribers. The abridged version which is free for all will be available at BreadBox Media on Tuesday.
This episode digs into the phenomenal growth of Pentecostalism around the globe. Mobile, emotional, powerful in its social impact and promising a direct experience of the Holy Spirit, Pentecostalism is a direct reaction against the secular, non-supernatural, theology of the modernists. I’m fascinated by the growth and impact of Pentecostalism because it is not only a reaction to the dull, elitist intellectualism of the liberals–it is also a grass roots, people based movement that is a kind of religious revolution.
The reason I have recorded these podcasts is so ordinary Catholics who are bewildered and confused by what is going on in the church will be able to get a global picture of the whole Christian church in our century.
I encourage you to listen to this series and share it with friends. It really is important and I will not only be pushing the podcasts, but will be writing more on these topics in the weeks to come here on the blog.
The abridged free version at BreadBox presents the basic issues in each chapter. The full length version is usually twice as long and includes much more analysis and prediction of how these trends will impact the church. If you would like to listen to the full length version please sign up as a Donor Subscriber. The lowest level of Donor Subscriber–“Podcast” give you access not only to the full length episodes of The Future Church, but also full access to all my podcasts: Stories of the Unexpected, 23 episodes of my series on church history–Triumphs and Tragedies, my reading of Hilaire Belloc’s Characters of the Reformation, True Fairytales, and as more series come out you will also have access to them first if they are going to be posted free at BreadBox.
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