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Getting Drunk on God

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God is descending on Minneapolis in the form of invisible spliffs and imaginary lines of coke. The Drunken Glory movement—spawned by events like the Florida Outpouring and Toronto Blessing in the 90s, at which people appeared to be inebriated and high purely off the power of God—is on the rise, as godly YouTube channels find innovative ways of reaching their younger audience.

One of those channels, Red Letter Ministries, is run by former meth addict Brandon Barthrop. We went to Brandon’s hometown of Minneapolis, which boasts the largest concentration of drug addicts and churches in America, to try to get high on the glory of God.

Brandon and his posse of waifs, strays, and former addicts spend their days sniffing “diamond oil” and tripping out to the sound of Brandon’s YouTube preaching. Christian EDM DJs down the road are going to raves and attempting to “heal” clubbers high on drugs, and mega-churches run by rehab charities like Teen Challenge are preaching the drunken glory to thousands.

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Date: January 17, 2020

35 thoughts on “Getting Drunk on God

  1. Honestly, as long as the word of God is being preached and worshiped and the people that are "drunk" do their best to follow his teachings…WHO CARES. Worship comes in different forms

  2. I’m sure this won’t be seen in the flood of judgement these guys are getting but honestly more power to them! It’s truthfully no more bizarre than any other religion or belief system – were all just throwing shots in the dark after all. They’re happy and it works for them! They stay off drugs and feel closer to something spiritual, why diss it? Concert high is real, this is a real phenomenon despite how it works

  3. That’s quite naive and ignorant to suggest that you somehow need drug experience to enjoy music that is created with electronic instruments as though it’s somehow this separate, different thing from all other forms of music. Now don’t get me wrong, altered states go well with electronic music, but they go well with anything we savor with our perceptions. Get with the program people, life is not so black and white.

  4. And where the f*** did they get this interviewer from? I think she wants to join their gang. I can't believe that she actually put something up her nose that they gave her stupid

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