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A Pilgrim’s Progress through the Pentecostal Movement

Using a three-stage model of spiritual growth ascribed to the early church fathers (illumination, purgation, unity and love), sociologist Margaret M. Poloma examines the Toronto Blessing stream of Pentecostalism from the perspective of a trained observer who has also experienced the spiritual renewal of the Blessing. Drawing on the surveys she conducted at the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship in 1995 and 1997, she shows how each stage of spiritual growth is reflected in the lives of participants, with variations in outcome based on the spiritual stage and life circumstances of participants at the time they received the Blessing. The article is available here.

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Liturgical Meditations from Fuller Studios

 The liturgical calendar spans the life of Christ in a single year—from anticipation (Advent), to hope (Christmas...

The Spiritual Practice of Humor

We live in a time of tension and conflict, arguing and fighting for what we believe is true. Many of us are attracted...

Volunteer and Live Longer Religious Lives

Ohio State researchers in June pored over hundreds of obituaries from across the country. They found that people with...

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