The God “Who IS”

In the Hebrew scriptures, the divine name Yahweh literally means β€œI AM WHO I AM” (Ex. 3:14). He is the God β€œwho is.” Yahweh was the prized name for God among the Israelites. Known as the tetragrammaton, the pronunciation of this four-letter term in Hebrew, which never appears with its own vowels, is debated. ItContinue reading “The God “Who IS””

Book Release – πΊπ‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘ π‘ π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘œπ‘‘π‘  π‘ƒπ‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘π‘œπ‘ π‘‘π‘Žπ‘™π‘–π‘ π‘š 𝑖𝑛 π΅π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘§π‘–π‘™ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘ˆπ‘›π‘–π‘‘π‘’π‘‘ π‘†π‘‘π‘Žπ‘‘π‘’π‘ 

Greetings subscribers and fellow bloggers! Delighted to share news of the publication of my book, πΊπ‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘ π‘ π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘œπ‘‘π‘  π‘ƒπ‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘π‘œπ‘ π‘‘π‘Žπ‘™π‘–π‘ π‘š 𝑖𝑛 π΅π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘§π‘–π‘™ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘ˆπ‘›π‘–π‘‘π‘’π‘‘ π‘†π‘‘π‘Žπ‘‘π‘’π‘ : π‘€π‘–π‘”π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘›π‘ , π‘€π‘–π‘ π‘ π‘–π‘œπ‘›π‘ , π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘€π‘œπ‘π‘–π‘™π‘–π‘‘π‘¦, part of Palgrave Macmillan’s Christianity and Renewal – Interdisciplinary Studies series. A heartfelt shoutout to the series editors, Wolfgang Vondey and Amos Yong. Among the many others whoContinue reading “Book Release – πΊπ‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘ π‘ π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘œπ‘‘π‘  π‘ƒπ‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘π‘œπ‘ π‘‘π‘Žπ‘™π‘–π‘ π‘š 𝑖𝑛 π΅π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘§π‘–π‘™ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘ˆπ‘›π‘–π‘‘π‘’π‘‘ π‘†π‘‘π‘Žπ‘‘π‘’π‘ ”

Back to School Greetings

Greetings subscribers and fellow bloggers. I hope you are well! May you find strength in God today as your refuge and strong tower. We find rich encouragement from the Psalmist, who exclaimed: I will say of the Lord, β€œHe is my refuge and my fortress,my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:2, NIV) My heartContinue reading “Back to School Greetings”

Interview with Craig Dumont on Dr. Palma’s Book “Italian American Pentecostalism and the Struggle for Religious Identity”

It was a pleasure interviewing with Craig Dumont of the Pentecostal Pastor website on my book ITALIAN AMERICAN PENTECOSTALISM AND THE STRUGGLE FOR RELIGIOUS IDENTITY. The interview was filmed on-site at this year’s IFCA national convention outside the dinner gala (Craig’s background canceling microphone mutes most of the background dinner noise).

Reflections on a β€œPentecostal” Anniversary

Delighted to offer a shout-out to my folks, Tim and Joy Palma, who this week celebrated their 50th wedding Anniversary! It’s hard for me to wrap my mind around 50 years. I mean, that’s 5 decades. I haven’t even been alive for that long. An example from the Bible I think helps conceptualize their marriage’sContinue reading “Reflections on a β€œPentecostal” Anniversary”

β€œMy Mother’s Smile: A Letter to My Children”

Guest post by Joy Palma It is always a pleasure to share these pages with like-minded people. In commemoration of 50 years since the passing of my grandma Theresa Rubbo, I would like to share again the post by my mom, Joy Palma, dedicated to her memory. The piece is written from her heart, cherishingContinue reading “β€œMy Mother’s Smile: A Letter to My Children””

Subscriber Promo, “Embracing Our Roots”

Holiday Greetings! I am delighted to announce to all my subscribers a discount on my recent book, Embracing Our Roots: Rediscovering the Value of Faith, Family, and Tradition. The promo (50% OFF) is available via the publisher, https://wipfandstock.com/9781725293144/embracing-our-roots/, with the code ROOTS1, through the end of December. Happy Thanksgiving and God’s richest blessings to youContinue reading “Subscriber Promo, “Embracing Our Roots””

Embracing Our Roots–About the Book

Greetings family, friends, and avid readers. I hope this note finds you well. Many of you will recall the release of my new book Embracing Our Roots: Rediscovering the Value of Faith, Family, and Tradition earlier this year. I though it was apropros to make my subscribers aware of a brief video introducing the book.Continue reading “Embracing Our Roots–About the Book”

The Story of a Lamplighter

GUEST POST BY LAURA JOY PALMA It is always a pleasure to share these pages with like-minded people. In celebration of Father’s Day, I am delighted to feature a piece penned by my sister, Laura Joy Palma. It is devoted to the memory of our great-grandfather Angelo Rubbo, a first-generation Italian immigrant and a PentecostalContinue reading “The Story of a Lamplighter”