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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


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


Snake-Handling Pastor Shoots At Estranged Wife's "Friend"

Via WBIR Knoxville:

A Campbell County pastor who has made national headlines for snake-handling during worship services was accused Sunday of firing a gun at a friend of his estranged wife, while she and her four kids were nearby.

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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


In Lott’s Mountain, I have Father Stark, a Southern preacher that’s head of a snake-handling church. He’ll do what he has to, using those around him to gain the revenge he thinks he’s due. 87 more words

N.R. Allen

Poisonous legacies and new tongues

The basic hagiography of Francis Xavier goes something like this:
Born in 1506 in the Navarre region of France, Francis met Ignatius of Loyola as a young man, and was greatly influenced by his friendship. 1,246 more words

Lectionary Reflection