Nov 18 2016

Wikipedia Loves Charismatic Christianity

Several months ago, I stumbled across something interesting on Wikipedia that I didn’t know existed. Most people know that Wikipedia contains an article on pretty much every major topic you can think of and that a simple Google search tends to return a Wikipedia link as one of the first few websites to visit. But, what I discovered, is that there is an entire section of Wikipedia articles about charismatic Christianity; almost 1,500 of them! And, more surprisingly to me, no one was actively editing any of these articles. So, there are all these articles that come up as a top result when someone searches on Google but many of them are incomplete, inaccurate, or greatly slanted with a negative viewpoint. I thought to myself, if someone searches for a Christian topic, and one of the first results is a Wikipedia article, then that Wikipedia article needs to be accurate. In case you didn’t know, Wikipedia is mostly managed by volunteers and anyone can edit the content of an article if they adhere to a few basic rules. So, I created an account, familiarized myself with the Wikipedia crowd, and dove right into updating the charismatic Christianity project page. I chose the article on the Toronto Blessing as a starting point since that was the movement that spurred so many other movements and ministries into existence and when this one is finished I will branch out to some of the other already created articles to ensure they are accurate as well. But it’s something I can’t do by myself. I usually have a little bit of time each week that I can dedicate to this work and would love for some others to jump in with me. We can use a website with worldwide notoriety to spread amazing stories about what God is doing throughout the world! Come join me; you can create an account here.

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Nov 11 2016

SHIFT

Well, it’s been an interesting week of people and things shifting into place. There’s a lot happening in the spiritual realm right now. Angels are being realigned and released as God breathes freshly across this nation in the same way he breathed life into Adam. Half of the nation seems to be in fear at the result of this election but there is no reason for us to fear. God is doing something new and we should stand with excitement and watch as he unfolds his plan and invites all of us to participate with him. I, for one, am excited because I can feel the anticipation in the spiritual realm and have felt an increase in spiritual activity over the past few months. I feel like we are entering a season like the world has never seen before, or at least hasn’t seen for a long time. So how do we posture ourselves for this? It’s easy, keep your ears open to the Holy Spirit, be willing to make adjustments as he directs, and follow the wave wherever it takes you. I keep hearing people saying that we are living in the most exciting time and it is so true! These next few months and into the New Year are going to bring some exciting changes from heaven and I even feel like God is releasing surprise gifts to his children that will be exactly what we have been praying for. Stay hungry, keep your focus on Him, and enjoy the ride.

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