Sunday, April 22, 2007
Growing up in a pentecostal church, music was a big part of my life. I was constantly reminded that while Christian music drew me closer to God, "secular rock and roll" could put me on the path to hell. In this. episode I talk about both kinds of music and even play a few songs that used to be my favorites. Thanks for listening! Ryan
Sunday, April 15, 2007
I talk about my experiences in pentecostal church Bible quizzing, which is a lot like the game show Jeopardy. Except this would be more like Jeopardy for Jesus. Originally invented by my pentecostal denomination of the Assemblies of God, it was intended to help get kids excited about learning Bible verses. However, like much of what my church did, it was a little odd. Or very odd. Appropriate for a church where people spoke in tongues. Thanks for listening! Ryan
Monday, April 09, 2007
Please note the name change. Formerly the Bashful Scandinavian Podcast," it will now be called the "Pentecostal Wisconsin Podcast." Sorry for the confusion. No need to resubscribe. Everything is the same, minus the name change. I hope you enjoy it. In this episode, I discuss my time in Royal Rangers, which is basically like being in the Pentecostal Boy Scouts. We learned about tying knots, how to build things with wood and how to camp. The most exciting project was building cars to race in the Pinewood Derby. All of these activities were supposed to be done with an eye towards learning about Jesus. While the boys did Royal Rangers, the girls spent time in Missionettes, presumably learning how to cook and sew. It was very 1950's. Boys hunt and fish, girls clean and cook.