The Rise of Reformed Charismatics
A 21st-century global movement sets the Word on fire with gospel preaching and powerful spiritual gifts.
The Rise of Reformed Charismatics. A Charismatics, on the other hand, are continuationists, believing these gifts are still available and valuable. Cessationists
The Fallacy of Spiritual Gifts
God uses weak people.
Evangelical Adoption. As the charismatics pointed the way, Evangelicals were forced to engage. Worship wars soon erupted. Preaching became more personal, less formulaic.
3 Important Church Trends in the Next 10 Years
Christianity in the United States may look very different in 10 years.
The Charismatics and Pentecostals have already won the worship war—most churches are now comfortable with what would be "Calvary Chapel" worship in 1980.
My Weird Childhood Faith Isn’t So Weird Anymore
Witnessing Christianity’s shift over the charismatic church.
People thought charismatics were dangerous, the weird ones, controversial. Yet as the years have passed, I witnessed the shift in how charismatics are received in the larger church.
Our Spiritual Gifts Have an Expiration Date
Let’s rejoice in them—while looking forward to a time when they’re no longer needed.
Both can be overemphasized by enthusiasts, like the Israelites who kept their manna until the next morning only to find it had gone rotten, or the hyper-charismatics who get more
Why Do These Pentecostals Keep Growing?
Many evangelical churches and denominations are in a state of plateau or decline. Why aren’t Pentecostals?
Many evangelical churches and denominations are in a state of plateau or decline. Why aren't Pentecostals?
Morning Roundup 7/24/14
Religious Freedom vs. LGBT Rights?; New Calvinism; Charismatic Catholics
None of that would look unusual in Middle Tennessee's Pentecostal- leaning congregations, but these charismatics are challenging the notion of Catholicism as a buttoned-up faith.
Morning Roundup 5/26/15
Marriage Rate Hits Low; Evangelical Stability; Theology Feud in Arizona
the 'body of Christ' in Fountain Hills.” Another stated, “Imagine Baptists united with Lutherans working side-by-side with Presbyterians, all while holding the raised hands of charismatics
I Was an Ash Wednesday Rookie
How the liturgical service enriched my non-liturgical faith.
about it. My experience with Advent was limited to chocolate-laden drugstore calendars. Pentecost was for the charismatics down the street. And Lent
Urban Mix-and-Match Religion Didn't Start with Nick Cannon
Why this 'new spirituality' is really just old-fashioned syncretism.
church to affirm their traditional values and provide a sense of community, many country migrants encountered black Jews, black Muslims, black Catholics, black charismatics, and black
Cover Story: Inside the Popular, Controversial Bethel Church
Some visitors claim to be healed. Others claim to receive direct words from God. Is it 'real'--or dangerous?
“We are unapologetically and happily charismatics. If you don't like charismatics, you are not going to like us.” ~ Dann Farrelly, dean, Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry.
Morning Roundup 11/21/13
Pentecostals and Charismatics; Life Apart from God; Ted Turner and Heaven
Pentecostals and Charismatics; Life Apart from God; Ted Turner and Heaven |. Ed Stetzer. Image: HTB Church / flickr. Where Did All These Pentecostals and Charismatics Come From?
Understanding the Charismatic Movement
Over 300 million people in the world are considered charismatic Christians.
The charismatics tended to be the evangelicals and as the mainline denominations became more progressive theologically, the charismatics began to be increasingly uncomfortable.
The Third Wave: The Continualist Movement Continues
What is the Third Wave Charismatic Movement?
On the other hand, continualist theologian Sam Storms explains, "According to most Pentecostals and charismatics, baptism in the Holy Spirit is an event subsequent to and therefore
‘Dear Worship Leader...’
A review of Zac Hicks’s The Worship Pastor.
For Charismatics, it's the ever-elusive experience of God, the high of divine encounter. There are many ways we are drawn away from worship's core ability to make us more like Jesus.