Words Unfading and Unchanging

“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass awayContinue reading “Words Unfading and Unchanging”

The God “Who IS”

In the Hebrew scriptures, the divine name Yahweh literally means “I AM WHO I AM” (Ex. 3:14). He is the God “who 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 – 𝐺𝑟𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑟𝑜𝑜𝑡𝑠 𝑃𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑚 𝑖𝑛 𝐵𝑟𝑎𝑧𝑖𝑙 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑈𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑆𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑠

Greetings subscribers and fellow bloggers! Delighted to share news of the publication of my book, 𝐺𝑟𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑟𝑜𝑜𝑡𝑠 𝑃𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑚 𝑖𝑛 𝐵𝑟𝑎𝑧𝑖𝑙 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑈𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑆𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑠: 𝑀𝑖𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠, 𝑀𝑖𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑀𝑜𝑏𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦, 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 – 𝐺𝑟𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑟𝑜𝑜𝑡𝑠 𝑃𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑚 𝑖𝑛 𝐵𝑟𝑎𝑧𝑖𝑙 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑈𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑆𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑠”

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, “He 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 “Pentecostal” 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 “Pentecostal” Anniversary”

“My 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 ““My 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””