- June 28, 2016
- Tommy Brown
You received without paying; give without pay.— Jesus, Matthew 10:8 ESV
I stood knee deep in a river beside a few Jews in what was for me a rather awkward moment—I was in a bathing suit, and these fellas were in their birthday suits. For them, the Jewish ritual of mikvah was nothing new, a ritual cleansing before a special occasion. In this case, I’d joined them for Shavuot, or as we call it, Pentecost. I’d never seen anything quite like this in Pentecostal churches, and I’ve seen a lot. In all of its oddity,...