I was interviewed today for an Evangelical magazine and found myself taken aback by the ferocity of the journalist. Christian magazines typically focus on celebrity speakers, singers and those oh so vitally important denominational dignitaries. In the Pentecostal Charismatic scene in particular the magazines I’ve seen over the years tend to ignore folk who are making an impact outside of direct denominational control or on the conference circuits. As such it was a real surprise to be contacted and all the more so to find an interviewer who wasn’t regurgitating some PR piece. This girl was scary! It’s not often I’m struggling for an answer, but here I was requesting time to think on a few occasions. I might take a beating here, but looking at the big picture isn’t it good to see an evangelical publication looking out at Christian entrepreneurs in society? Most Christians are not denominational officials or conference speakers, they are people in the workplace so if there is a move from the in-house emphasis to the out-house, yes to those of us facing you know what with great regularity, that can only be good.
If you know any evangelical, pentecostal or charismatic publications that emphasise life in the real world please post their links with a little explanation below.