Expert Database Find experts with knowledge in: Over the past decade, Pentecostalism in Australia has grown by 30 per cent, despite the overall Christian population dropping 4 per cent. Both Horizon and Hillsong specialise in the "cool Christianity" which has drawn in everyone from pop star Justin Bieber to actor Denzel Washington and, well, our Prime Minister. Accessibility Links Skip to content. One pastor articulated this:. Or are they disqualified by their sexuality? Gay and Christian?
Income tithing is common among Pentecostals, although Horizon did not respond to questions about it.
It's brimming with congregants. While the Catholic Church still has the highest number of weekly church attendees, the Australian Christian Churches, the mainstream affiliate body of Australian Pentecostalism, had become equal second in alongside the Anglican Church. Clifton, who is married with children, is not gay himself, but felt uncomfortable with the views of mainstream Pentecostalism on homosexuality, which it deems as a "broken-ness", a favourite Pentecostal word.
The Horizon Church, and Pentecostalism, don't need the publicity anyway.