Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Bill Clinton Sits Again Amongst Apostolic Friends

Perhaps one of the greatest "paradoxes" in Apostolic conversation is Former President Clinton's associations--yeah even friendships--with a number of apostolics. I even remember reading an article in which it was stated that a young governor Clinton would many times seek personal solace in a car, listening to the unmistakable dulcet-tones of Mickey Mangun (one of his stated favorite singers, and judging by her appearances at his inaugural ceremonies, would seem to be valid at the very least).

The Apostolic Report covers in some detail, Bill Clinton's visit to The Pentecostal Church in North Carolina this weekend:

The Pentecostal Church first learned of the visit when Clinton’s office contacted the Pastor of the Church of Pentecost, Rev. Brent Keating, on Friday to ask permission to attend. With only a couple of days to prepare, the church was busy during the weekend preparing for the former President’s visit.

During his brief visit to the church, Clinton spoke of his long relationship with Pentecostal churches, thanking them for all the support they have given him over the years.

I've always wondered whether or not Bill's political career was one of those "miscarriages" referred to by the Rev. Carlton Pearson--the kind that morph from true "moves of God" into political liberation movements. Maybe Bill is an erstwhile apostolic preacher.

The congregation listened attentively as Clinton told stories of his relationship with Pentecostal churches over the years. Clinton even spoke about how Barbara Streisand was inspired to record her first spiritual album after listening to a Pentecostal singer who performed at Clinton’s mother’s funeral.

Clinton never asked the congregation to vote for his wife, instead, he asked them to pray for her.

The Apostolic Report has the full story, as well as pictures and audio here.

UPDATE: Go and listen to the audio clip link at the bottom of the story. Funniest moment is when he quotes Colin Powell leaning over to him during a song by Mickey Mangun:
Where'd you find a white woman that can sing like that?
-R

3 comments:

Steve said...

“I've always wondered whether or not Bill's political career was one of those "miscarriages" referred to by the Rev. Carlton Pearson--the kind that morph from true "moves of God" into political liberation movements. Maybe Bill is an erstwhile apostolic preacher.”



Carlton Pearson has done some morphing himself, but your point is well taken about Bill Clinton. He is a masterful communicator and one has to wonder what kind of apostolic preacher he would have made had his life gone in a different direction.

aahrens said...

I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt when it comes to sincerity - and I hope Clinton was sincere in his simple request for prayer. Though I mostly want to wring his neck, I do hope that all the seeds that have been planted in his heart will one day grow.

AA

Rick Perry said...

Thanks for referencing our site in the Clinton Article.

Rick
Editor
Apostolic Report