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My friend, Eric Gabourel, whom I met several years back at a conference of the Pentecostal & Charismatic Peace Fellowship (which has now become Pentecostals & Charismatics for Peace and Justice) has begun his own blog, The Political Evolution of a Pentecostal Minister.  I think it’s worth checking out.  Eric is the pastor of Providence Community Church (a Congregation of the Church of God [Cleveland,TN]) in San Francisco which, because of its feeding ministry to the homeless is known in the neighborhood as “The Hot Dog Church.”  Eric has just begun an autobiographical account of his conversion from nationalism to the Nonviolent Christ.

Give it a look, folks.

February 13, 2010 - Posted by | blog, pacifism, Pentecostals


  1. A very intriguing blog link. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Mennonites are selling out to civic religion: http://www.jesusradicals.com/resisting-the-national-anthem-at-goshen-college/

    Comment by Doug Johnson Hatlem | February 16, 2010 | Reply

    • I’ve been following the national anthem controversy at Goshen, Doug, and signed the petition against it. Mennonite resistance to civil religion has never been as pure as the mythology. I expect the reaction to this failure will result in more resistance. I hear there will be strong resolutions against the Goshen stance at the annual meeting of the MCUSA.

      Comment by Michael Westmoreland-White | February 16, 2010 | Reply

  2. Oh, believe you me, Michael, I’ve been a Menno here in Toronto for the last five years. Canadian Mennonite resistance to civil religion is practically non-existent. I am happy to see that this will likely jump start some really necessary conversations. Most interesting to me, at this point, is the fact that Gerald Schlabach signed on to the petition. The president of Goshen had been using certain of Schlabach’s ideas to make his case; Schlabach’s signing and accompanying comments have to mean a rethink. We’ll see what happens from here …

    Comment by Doug Johnson Hatlem | February 16, 2010 | Reply

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