September 13, 2013
Two Protestant Baptisms
Peter Berger, American Interest
On September 4, 2013 there was an interesting story in The Christian Century, the banner publication of liberal Protestantism. It contained an objective account of a development that probably did not please the editors of the Century (they deserve good marks for unbiased reporting!). The report is about a success story of a decidedly non-liberal denomination.
The General Council of the Assemblies of God met last August 5-9 in Orlando, Florida. The denomination was founded in the United States in 1914, part of an explosion of Pentecostalism in America that in the following decades became a global phenomenon. The American denomination is part of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship, a loose federation of Pentecostal churches in over 200 countries. The American...
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