Should education be mandatory for young Pentecostal ministers?
What is the appropriate age for young Pentecostal ministers / evangelists to begin pursuing higher education?
Should education for young Pentecostal ministers be mandatory from selected institutions?
How was education perceived by grassroots Pentecostalism a century ago and has this perception finally changed for the better?
Bill is on solid legal ground under Title IX and all recent case law. It would protect a student’s right to privacy and safety. It preserves parental authority and fosters a safer environment, more conducive to learning and education
Jim Price: As I listen to the webcast sermons I get the feeling that most pastors speak to a very narrow group. Usually they speak to those who see the world and experience the world as they do. Over time the audience will dwindle down to just those who experience life as the pastor does. Some pastors learn to speak mostly in parables, which of course lets the listener fill in the blanks and connect the dots in ways that their own mind works. A pastor speaking to someone who is in depression or to parents with a child in jail, runs the risk of cutting deep into their physic. To simply say ” God will meet all your needs” to a family who have just lost a job or is having their house foreclosed on, means trying to get into a brain that just can’t process that information at the time. Surely we are called upon to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.
Douglas Holland: I am realizing the way most American Christians have been single to sleep by our culture. We no longer as Christians see the need to call on God. We think we can hear a sermon or two each week (most of which are motivational speeches to support our present way of living instead of working to bring real change) and still be what God would have us be. We as the American church don’t even stand up to push back in-your-face-Satanism anymore. We accept just whatever comes down the pipe as reality. There are no more filters anymore for Christians. We are like Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The enemy has told us that we have to know how the enemy works in order to combat it. We are not listening to God when Jesus just says “seek me”. We study Hollywood and politics so we can pose a good argument and all the while we have been lured into the very trap of an emotion and spiritual weakening that is perfectly designed to keep us distracted from the main thing. We as a nation need to repent.
John Ruffle: Well- I question this theology. My comment to this post was: “Deliverance needed, not education. These guys are captivated by demonic strongholds.” It’s possible to educate people to become clever devils. The light that comes through the Gospel of Jesus Christ is needed. How do others here view it?