The future of Pentecostal research

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Here is an excellent predictive piece by Robby Waddell (professor at SEU) on the future of Pentecostal research. Not only do I agree with his proposals, but I have written and will continue to write and reflect further on many of the topics which he suggests are fruitful fields of research. I also will continue to give direction to students along such lines for future research and partner with those doing such. What say you of the future of Pentecostal scholarship?

John Kissinger [02/16/2016 11:17 AM]
First we had – The millenials – the millennial generation
They turned into x-ers – who turned into exiting the church,
The texters – texting in church (instead of chewing gum)

The new comers
The new goers
The come-outers

Small group churched

The church hoppers
The church droppers
The church try-ers
The church refugees

The gone to church all my life but never been saved Christians

The Dones – done with Church but not with God
The Nones – not having a clue what/who they are

The gone-s and of course the run-off-ters
(spelled in the movie “Oh brother where art thou” as R-U-N-N-O-F-T)

All described by the all inclusive
politically incorrect
BUT completely biblical word:

(notes from my upcoming sermon “It’s TIME to TAKE out the TRASH”) Alan N Carla Smith Steve Webb David M. Hinsen David Lewayne Porter Terry Wiles

David M. Hinsen [02/16/2016 11:19 AM]
You lost me at runnoft, lol

John Kissinger [02/16/2016 11:19 AM]
you have to have seen the movie 🙂

David M. Hinsen [02/16/2016 11:19 AM]
I did

John Kissinger [02/16/2016 11:20 AM]
the preacher said my sins are waRshed away – nativ-ly speaking Henry Volk

Henry Volk [02/16/2016 11:49 AM]
I still haven’t figured out whether John Kissinger is a native Bulgarian or whether he’s an American missionary to Bulgaria. Lol

Rick Wadholm Jr [02/16/2016 11:50 AM]
The answer to that is…YES.

John Kissinger [02/16/2016 12:00 PM]
the sipping, the dipping and the tripping Christians and preachers #ToT Ricky Grimsley John Conger

Troy Day [02/16/2016 12:07 PM]
This is good. This is very good. Reminds me of Sunday morning with Alan N Carla Smith

DeLonn Rance [02/16/2016 12:24 PM]
How unfortunate that this prediction of the future of Pentecostal research does not include the strength of the Pentecostal movement, missions, framing the potential research only in terms of Global Christianity.

John Kissinger [02/17/2016 6:05 AM]

Troy Day [02/17/2016 6:51 AM]
Rick Wadholm Jr How does this article contribute to your text on mandatory Pentecostal education as ordination prerequisite?

Rick Wadholm Jr [02/17/2016 9:14 AM]
That was John Kissinger who stated I had said such. I have not.

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