How to Help People Understand Glossolalia | Influence Podcast


Speaking in tongues is one of Pentecostalism’s most distinctive practices. And yet, in his doctoral research, Timothy Laurito found that “a majority of self-identified Pentecostal participants did not feel like they had even been adequately taught about speaking in tongues.” … Continue reading How to Help People Understand Glossolalia | Influence Podcast

Celebrating he National Black Fellowship of the Assemblies of God | Influence Podcast


February is Black History Month, and in this episode of the Influence Podcast, we’re celebrating the National Black Fellowship of the Assemblies of God, which just completed 40 years of service. I’ll be talking with Bishop Walter Harvey about the … Continue reading Celebrating he National Black Fellowship of the Assemblies of God | Influence Podcast

Embracing the Apostolic and the Prophetic With Discernment | Influence Podcast


In Ephesians 4:11–12, the apostle Paul writes, “Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” Pentecostals believe this fivefold ministry continues today. Any spiritual gift can be abused, however. And when it comes to the apostolic and the prophetic specifically, unfortunately, abuses are all too common. How, then, should Pentecostals develop the proper use of apostolic and prophetic gifts, even as they discern their misuse and abuse? That’s the question I ask Dr. Joseph Girdler and Dr. Carolyn … Continue reading Embracing the Apostolic and the Prophetic With Discernment | Influence Podcast