Saturday, June 17, 2006


The Reception's Fine

They speak in tongues, listen to rock 'n' roll or -- gasp -- even rap religious music. Standing and swaying to the beat, arms out, palms up, their spirit antennae invite the Holy Ghost to take hold.

They are students at the unaccredited Pentacostalist Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas where courses such as literature, history and chemistry aren't in the curriculum.

Rest assured, a campus ''creation science'' museum supporting the Genesis account and rejecting evolution is under construction, according to Sam Hodges of the Dallas Morning News.

''Things come out of me,'' says Meredith Henkle, of Garden City, Kan., describing her experience with speaking in tongues. ``I don't know where they come from. I just know they come from God. . . . I've never been to a place where the atmosphere was so impregnated with the spirit of God.''


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