Category Archives: Journeyman Chronicles

Do you feel it?

Today I visited an Assemblies of God church. I have been putting off visiting Pentecostal churches because I am always afraid I might accidentally wind up in some really creepy “spirit” filled situation. I freely consider my concern excessive, and in today’s events there was nothing “creepy.” Not to my sensitivities, anyway. Immediately after the warm-up singining someone spoke stridently Read More

A handful of assorted truths

Today I visited Cherry Baptist. I arrived early enough to attend the Sunday school, and upon arriving the first thing I was asked was “Which Sunday school do you want to go to? We have five.” “I don’t care,” I said, “Any of them.” “I’ll take you to the men’s,” said the attendent. This struck me as a good idea. Read More

“You don’t have to be good for nothing”

Today I did go to a Presbyterian church, not to be daunted by last week’s mistake. It was very little different from the Episcopalian service that I unintentionally attended last week. It was a little less formalized, with fewer distinct steps in the service and higher ratio of unique (as opposed to liturgical) content, but if you called it relaxed Read More

We have YOUR favorite flavor!

Not much stimulated by my first foray, I went out to another church this evening. I will call it Tioga Baptist, so I can distinguish it from other Baptist churches I am likely to run into. Tioga Baptist has a traditional service in the morning and a contemporary service in the evening. I will admit to feeling much more responsive Read More