Posted by: Standing Solus Christus | April 4, 2007

Foursquare Sister

Thanks to a plug from one of the Profs at WSCAL I took the time to watch this program Monday night:

 

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/sister/

 

This was a documentary on Sister Aimee Semple McPhereson who apparently began the denomination known as Foursquare.  If you get a chance to catch an encore presentation of the program I would recommend it.  

She was one of the pioneers who sought to intentional mix entertainment and religion.  It was also enlightening in describing the early roots of the Pentecostal movement in the United States.

What was conspicuously absent from her ministry was a comprehensive understanding of the gospel.  Jesus is lifted up as Savior and Lord, but primarily for other reasons than His vicarious atonement that served as a propitiation between God and men.

This was also strangely reminiscent to the period of the Judges, which I just happen to be currently reading on my track to read through the Bible this year. Yes, despite the busyness of life I am still on track with this goal set at New Years.

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