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Snake Handling: 10 Observations

“Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.” *
1 Corinthians 10:9*

From time-to-time, the practice of… 1,502 more words

Biblical Teachings

Handling Snakes for the Lord

“And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands… 150 more words


Day 19: Holy Rollers

Of all the Christian denominations that have made their way through the Ozarks, the Holy Rollers are probably the most interesting for me. I grew up in what at one time would have been a Holy Roller church, although when I was there the crowd was much more subdued that when my parents were young and going there. 1,015 more words

Folk Magic 365

Snake-Handling and the Rapture(Part 2 of Starry Night, Kathleen's Memoirs of the Great Depression)


You might want to go back and read this before reading Part 2


“When me an’ my brother Jim was boys, we heard they was gonna be having a camp-meeting at one of them snake-handlin’ churches up in the hills.  213 more words


Compare and Contrast: The Craigslist Charismatic

Subject: Comparison and Analysis

Targets: (a) Attending a Charismatic Church, (b) Shopping on Craigslist


  • Attending a charismatic church likely will not prepare you for future…
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Scripto Satura

It's Not the Faith, It's the Interpretation

These are people currently desperately clinging to the wreckage of bigotry,  bobbing up and down in the water, at the mercy of the whims of the doldrums of history. 714 more words

Gay Marriage