About Fire Press
“Fire Press” (originally called Fire On Your Head”) started as the title for a podcast two FIRE International missionaries to the Netherlands got as an outgrowth of their nightly accountability Skype conversations at the time.Being in different cities, Steve Bremner and Dan Slavin spoke regularly over Skype and prayed for each other. Eventually they decided to start their own podcast after realizing how easy it would be to do so, and as a way of promoting the upcoming 2007 Fire For Life Summer School in that country. Besides hosting mp3s of previous summer school classes, the two decided to record a talk-show style recording and discuss various Pentecostal and charismatic topics from a Biblical perspective, believing a discussion was a more dynamic form of mp3 to listen to than a ‘sermon’-like teaching. It worked, as our talk-show gets noticeably more downloads than any of the messages by relatively high profile speakers who are also on our feed.
After a few shows, Dan and Steve picked the name ‘Fire On Your Head” because frankly, Dan would say that all the time. It was catchy, easy to remember, and had the word ‘fire’ in it. On the day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit fell, there were flames as of fire on each of their heads in the upper room. We firmly believe there’s no point in asking the Holy Spirit to come down if you have no head, or nothing in it! We are grieved about the lack of foundation we often see in the movement we identify ourselves with. Therefore we seek to ground people in Biblical principles, but yet provide a source of teachings and apologetics for various topics distinct to the Pentecostal and Charismatic segment of Christianity. We want fire in our heads and yours, not just in our hearts.
As Dan & Steve hit their stride and killed different sacred cows and tried covering various taboo topics with a non-confrontational discussion style, it became evident this podcast was reaching people outside of the Netherlands. So likewise, they decided to market it to everybody on the Internet around the world, not just the Dutch. Eventually they would link to related articles ‘for further study’ in the show notes on their feed’s website and encourage people to visit them. However, most of the time the only articles on some topics covered were on Steve’s personal blog.
The link for the podcast being too hard for people to casually remember prompted us to register the domain name www.fireonyourhead.com and have it link to the podcast site. When doing so, Steve also registered www.fireonyourhead.org for reasons unknown to him at the time. In the weeks and months to come, the Lord put it on his heart to start a website that was still of the “Fire On Your Head” DNA and vision, but for articles and writings, the same way the podcast was for audios and videos. Knowing other individuals burning with a passion for authentic Christianity, and skilled with writing, Steve asked others to co-author the blog site with him and make it an article site and not a personal blog. Fortunately, each initial person Steve wrote to or called felt virtually the same burden for such a site. The result, is the site you are now visiting.
Each of us is gripped in one way or another to be a source of edification to the Body of Christ at large who may come across this site and be impacted, challenged, and changed from digesting these writings. We hope to challenge you and stir you to a burning heart within you and a fire on your head with these articles.