I can assure you that this will never be something that I am arrested for. This is unbelievable. I may be accused of a lot of things, but this will never, ever, ever, be one of them.

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He’s Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he’s a debtor to grace.

10 thoughts on “Snakebit

  1. I wonder if they have a bronze snake on a pole during the services too… i bet they have hardly anyone sleeping during the services though…

  2. I spent a lot of time with snake handlers in Middlesboro, Pineville and Barbourville, KY.

    A more devout people you will never met.

    Very theologically wrong, but devout nonetheless.

    That is the strange part to me. They really do believe they are right.

    I must admit, a snake handling service is one of the most fascinating events I have ever witnessed.


  3. Back in 1976, I worked for a company that had me selling books door to door in West Virginia, and my partner and I were invited to a “Jesus’ Name” church one Sunday morning. We went, just because neither of us had ever been in one of those Appalachian Pentecostal churches. I wore my hair somewhat longer in those days, and got a lot of hostile stares from the congregation, where the men generally wore crew cuts. As the service progressed, it got pretty wild, people falling out, shrieking, crying, wailing, dancing in a frenzy, ladies passing out while taking care to tuck their skirt between their legs and get covered with a blanket. We didn’t know it was a snake handling church until the altar call and as soon as I saw a lady handling a pretty good sized timber rattler, we were out of there.

  4. AJ-

    Yeah, I get a hard time from a lot of my friends for changing blog themes pretty often. Usually a month or two is the longest I keep one. Creating new ones is a relaxing thing for me so I do it for fun.

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