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FREE Resource from Tommy Brown

Frequent contributor to the MyBigJesus Blog, Tommy Brown, has written a new e-book that he would like to give away to our readers. Here is the description:

In this new e-book, Enter the Mountain: What Does it Mean to be Pentecostal?, Tommy explores the foundations of Pentecostalism in the most unlikely of places – a sustainable Jewish living community in Falls Village, Connecticut. There, he has an experience with a rabbi that expands his views on what it means to be Pentecostal.

To get the complete work visit www.TommyBrown.org and sign-up on the homepage. It will be worth your time!

Here is a excerpt:


“What about the snake handling thing?” Rabbi Arthur Kurzweil gently inquired. “That’s not us” I replied. “And tongues?” he probed. We had quickly arrived at the somewhat awkward topic of glossolalia, speaking in tongues. I replied: “Yes, tongues, but not snakes. Not all Pentecostals are the same; it isn’t like there’s a monolithic Pentecostal experience. In the same way that there are variations in Jewish worship practices and traditions, there are diverse ways of being Pentecostal.” The rabbi appeared satisfied with the Judaism/Pentecostalism comparison, yet we both knew that the underlying question remained—What does it mean to be Pentecostal?

We arrived at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, Connecticut on the forty-fifth day of counting the omer. Shavuot would begin in just five short days. Much work remained before we would see the sounds3 of Jewish renewal flowing down from Barrack Mountain, across Lake Miriam, and through the towering, white, open-air Tent of Meeting, which reminded me of the settings from many black-and-white photos of early Pentecostal revivals. Before the festivities commenced, fields needed weeding, seedlings remained unplanted, and vegetables were yet to be harvested.

The rabbi appeared satisfied with the Judaism/Pentecostalism comparison, yet we both knew that the underlying question remained—What does it mean to be Pentecostal?


To get the complete work visit www.TommyBrown.org and sign-up on the homepage. It will be worth your time!

Tommy Brown

Tommy Brown is a writer, speaker, and develops strategies that support financial development. He and his wife Elizabeth live in Winston-Salem, NC along with their children Seri and Seth. He served in leadership at two churches as an ordained minister from 2001-2014, leading congregations into financial wellbeing and a holistic approach to integrating faith and finances. Tommy has a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry and Masters degrees in Divinity and Management. His entrepreneurial endeavors over the years have extended into real estate development and church consulting on stewardship matters. Now, Thomas works alongside an award-winning team of storytellers at Wake Forest University, performing strategic planning and project development for initiatives that fund the university¹s $1,000,000,000 capital campaign. Thomas was instrumental in forming Wake Forest University's financial wellbeing initiative. He has a heart for seeing churches, students, and people of faith form connections between faith and finances.

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