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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.
Exploring Evangelicalism: An Interview With Brian Brodersen of Calvary Chapel—Part 2
Brian Brodersen explains what some Evangelicals have misunderstood about Calvary Chapel
of the Holy Spirit. It seems that the non-Charismatics think we are Charismatics, and Charismatics think we are non-Charismatic. Or, the Baptists think
The 'Prophets' and 'Apostles' Leading the Quiet Revolution in American Religion
A Christian movement characterized by multi-level marketing, Pentecostal signs and wonders, and post-millennial optimism.
much more money. How do the people in this group identify themselves? Are they Pentecostals? Charismatics? INC Christians? Christerson: They would
Our Spiritual Gifts Have an Expiration DateSubscriber Access Only
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?
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 AnymoreSubscriber Access Only
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.
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
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.
Cover Story: Inside the Popular, Controversial Bethel ChurchSubscriber Access Only
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.
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
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
What Evangelicals Living Under Putin Think of Trump
Protestants and Orthodox alike are mostly hopeful about America’s new president.
Protestants and Orthodox alike are mostly hopeful about America's new president.
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.
Saturday is for Seminars: Coast to Coast, from Rhode Island to California (plus Boston, Orlando, Grand Rapids)
I'll be speaking in a number of places across the U.S. the next couple of weeks.
Over the course of the next couple of weeks, I'll be going from coast to coast in the US, meeting with everyone from Mennonite Brethren, Wesleyans, Pentecostals, and Charismatics.
Incredible Indian Christianity: A Special Report on the World’s Most Vibrant Christward MovementSubscriber Access Only
Why it’s the best and worst of times for India’s burgeoning churches.
“What is the key avenue for communicating the gospel? Evangelicals say, 'Word,' mainliners say, 'Works,' and charismatics say, 'Wonders,' ” he says.
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
Surprise: The African Church Is Not Very CharismaticSubscriber Access Only
Only a third of the continent’s Christians are Pentecostals and other renewalists. And they’re facing backlash.
wrong. But he hasn't emphasized his critique as much as he did when publishing The Charismatics (1978) and its 1993 followup, Charismatic Chaos.
Morning Roundup 07/17/13
Pope Francis; Church Staff Members; Islam 101; Calvinists & Charismatics
Morning Roundup 07/17/13. Morning Roundup 07/17/13. Pope Francis; Church Staff Members; Islam 101; Calvinists & Charismatics |. Ed Stetzer. Image: FRANCO ORIGLIA / GETTY.
The Generous Soul
The Generous Soul
Why overcoming the Scrooge in all of us begins with gratitude.
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