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I went on occasion to Charismatic Prayer meetings in local Roman Catholic churches. I attended “Renewal” conferences around the country. ”Spiritual Renewal” was the new buzz word in the church; Cursillo, Faith Alive, …
While most of my friends on Facebook and Twitter lamented the devastation wrought by the Oklahoma City tornado, John Piper decided to show off his biblical acumen with this insensitive tweet.
To me Pope Francis’ action looks very like the sort of prayer that happens at charismatic healing services – not surprising given the Holy Father’s charismatic background. It might therefore be a prayer for deliverance
Present-day charismatic experience is far wider than ever before. Where in former days only certain few people received the Pentecostal outpouring, it is now conferred on thousands. And the conferral has only started.
Neo-liberal capitalistic Pentecostal and charismatic Christianity has created a dissimulated Jesus that is aimed at fighting the Jesus of the bible. Unlike the biblical Jesus, the Neo-liberal capitalistic Pentecostal and
Now what is interesting is that Peter used a singular for the word “gift” rather than the plural “gifts”. Peter was not talking about the seven messianic gifts…
Most of us are too familiar with this story: an Upper Midwestern Baptist minister claims that “God made Christianity to have a masculine feel [and] ordained for the church
Though some will speak of prophecy as being the ‘word of God’ for today, there is almost uniform testimony from all sections of the charismatic movement that prophecy is imperfect and impure, and
But theology — our study and beliefs about God — should be a natural process involving change instead of avoiding it. Our God is too big and too wonderful to completely understand by the time we
In the book’s final two chapters, Gifford takes up some of the grand claims that have been made about the social effects of the spread of Pentecostal and charismatic Christianity in