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  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Christianity / Pentecostal & Charismatic
  • Language:English
  • Pages:140
  • eBook ISBN:9781617926181

A New Kind of Pentecostalism

by Samuel Lee

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Over the course of almost two decades of experience in Pentecostalism, I have begun to see that the older this movement is getting, the more it draws on self-imposed laws, self-appointed leaders and self-inspired and self-interest ‘revelations.’
It is time for “A New Kind of Pentecostalism” to develop unique solutions to the crises we face. Everything in our world is now interlinked. Each culture is becoming ever more bound up with the destinies of all of the other world’s cultures. Our lifestyle choices on this side of the globe can have a crucial effect on conditions on the other side ecologically, economically, socially or spiritually. Given this fact, we as Pentecostals have to realize that we are a part of a bigger Christian family, a family with two thousand years of history and tradition. This fact alone creates space for dialogue between the people from other denominations or groups who would help us realize that Christianity is more than the interpretation of dogma, or reflection on the Holy Spirit and the scriptures. It is Christ’s passion that makes us one, united into a single world community, regardless of denominational background. We are on the verge of something radically new. God is calling His Church to enter into maturity, to demonstrate institutional flexibility, and reveal divine love, to live the credo of tolerance and care for the world. It is my hope that this flame of passion will start burning in you as you read the pages of this book.
About the author
Samuel Lee is a Pentecostal pastor, evangelist, sociologist, human rights activist, author, and public speaker. He is known for his challenging message on reforming Pentecostalism and for advocating social justice for migrants. He has authored several books such as Soldier of the Cross, Blessed Migrants, Understanding Japan through the Eyes of Christian Faith and Rediscovering Japan, Reintroducing Christendom. Dr. Lee founded Foundation University, an online Christian school offering tuition-free education for those who, for economic, political, or religious reasons, are unable to enroll in a course of study elsewhere. Samuel and his wife, Sarah, live in the Netherlands and serve as pastors among the immigrant and refugee community in Amsterdam. For more on his life and work visit www.samlee.org.