NewsChannel 9 to investigate snake handling as a religious practice

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Chattanooga’s WTVC-TV NewsChannel 9 has recently expressed interest in investigating snake handling practices in southeast TN. Several lively discussions on Facebook‘s Pentecostal Theology group has brought attention to knowledgeable participants who are not afraid to openly face the subject from both theological and historical perspectives. If you can provide a scholarly position about snake handling as practiced among Pentecostal churches you can contact the assistant News Director, Shannon Millsaps at WTVC-TV NewsChannel 9 .

18 Comments

  • Reply April 17, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    first take the train to Tellico

  • Reply April 17, 2016

    Varnel Watson

  • Reply April 17, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    3. Go to church

  • Reply April 17, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    4. Wait to bring them out

  • Reply April 17, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    5. Handle with care!

  • Reply April 23, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    Henry Volk Carl Barth once wrote: “…gaze at the poisonous serpent instead of striking it. It moves from the very outset in the secret respect and admiration, or at least in an atmosphere of curiosity, where distaste is the only possible attitude.” http://postbarthian.com/2016/03/09/believing-in-demons-makes-you-a-little-demonic/

  • Reply June 27, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    Interested? Charles Page Seems your expertise is needed again

  • Reply June 27, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    Charles Page Interested? Seems your expertise is needed again

  • Reply June 30, 2016

    Jon Ray

    IMO Charles Page has brought good points on snake handling in this group and could be a valuable asset in the ch. 9 conversation

  • Reply November 11, 2016

    Robert Borders

    Are you going to go check it out first hand?

    • Reply November 11, 2016

      Varnel Watson

      Shannon Millsaps Wtvc Several lively discussions on Facebook‘s Pentecostal Theology group has brought attention to knowledgeable participants who are not afraid to openly face the subject from both theological and historical perspectives.

  • Reply November 11, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    I already have but this time sending Charles Page correspondent

  • Reply November 11, 2016

    Eva Benevento

    One can only hope they do so respectfully. I am not in agreement with serpent handling or drinking poison as an act of faith, but these churches are filled with people who deeply love the Lord and are fellow heirs to the Kingdom of God.

  • Reply November 11, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    It cant hurt right?

  • Reply November 12, 2016

    Walter Polasik

    Much as I am weary and wary of snake-handling theology I will say that when the secular media want to investigate any church or faith-group, especially if it’s Christian, it’s usually done with an eye to showing up how naïve and stupid believers, yea, even any kind of theists, are. The media are, by and large, not only thoroughly secular by foundationally atheistic. Their whole aim is to de-bunk anything that says God may be at work in the world. Even the Roman Catholic Church, no grand paragon of Christianity, doesn’t get the same pass it usually got (as the pro forma, “accepted” church of the public face). Too many abuse scandals have rocked it and of course even its’ biblical, conservative stances on abortion and homosexuality are out of step with political correctness. So, can an investigation hurt? I think so.

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