On August 29, 2008 I wrote a post entitled "Does Sarah Palin Speak in Tongues?" It remains one of the most read posts at The Way of Improvement Leads Home. It was published simultaneously at Religion in American History and it did quite well there too.
If I remember correctly, I wrote this post a day or two after John McCain picked Palin as his running mate in the 2008 presidential election. The piece was one of the first to raise the issue of Palin's Pentecostalism.
I thought about my Sarah Palin post last night as I sat down to read Jud Lounsbury's piece at The Progressive: "Speaking in Tongues Just Part of the Fun at Scott Walker's Church,"
Here is a taste:
Meadowbrook is one of nine churches in the Milwaukee area that end in "brook," which sprung out of the Elmbrook megachurch in nearby Brookfield, Wisconsin. The church is not affiliated with any organized religion and was started by an Englishman named D. Stuart Briscoe, who came to Wisconsin in 1970 and had no formal religious training.