Thursday, July 30, 2009

Church Growth in Latin American -Neo-Pentecostalism

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The 'non-Catholic' Latin American church is going full steam ahead—but are we on the right track?

Milton Acosta is professor of Old Testament at Biblical Seminary of Colombia in Medellín, Colombia. In this very interesting article, he comments on the phenomenon church growth in Latin America and what he observes as "Neo-Pentecostalism." This is a must read article.


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Blogger Yik Sheng said...

Very true. Incidentally, I bought two books on this subject just last night. One on the Asian front and the other worldwide. It is so sad for a thoroughbred charismatic like me to see such erroneous excesses are being practiced in a movement and tradition that contain so much of potential and God's blessing.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

Hi Israel,

So true. We have yet to truly access the situation in Africa and now Latin America.

May I know the names of the two books you bought?

12:18 PM  
Blogger Yik Sheng said...

Yes, it is also worrying in Asia and North America.

The books are:

1. Asian and Pentecostal By Allan Anderson, Edmond Tang

2. The Holiness-Pentecostal Tradition by Vinson Synan

1:31 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

I have read the first book but not the second one. Must get hold of a copy. Thanks.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Yik Sheng said...

I can relate so much to what Tan Jin Huat has written about Malaysia because the church that I grew up with, LRC, was mentioned.

I bought the second book from MPH One Utama yesterday because they have a 20% sales for members. ;-)

2:00 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

I took advantage of the MPH sales too and bought

(1)Measuring the Immeasurable: The Scientific Case for Spirituality
(2)How God Changes Your Brain by Andrew Newberg
(3)The Prodigal God by Tim Keller
(4)Islam by Han Kung
(5) My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor.

2:16 PM  
Blogger Yik Sheng said...

3 and 4 are interesting! ;-)

5:07 PM  

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