This issue has two articles on the charismatic movement, one from inside and the other from outside. J. Rodman Williams, the president of a young, growing charismatic seminary, gives a profile of the movement, describing what he considers to be seven central features. J. Grant Swank offers some friendly counsel to those who speak in tongues, reminding them that tongues without love makes the believer a “noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.”
Since the next issue (March 14) is our annual book issue and will be given over to surveys of 1974’s religious books, Frank Gaebelein’s Easter article entitled “The Living Christ” appears in this issue, well in advance of Resurrection Sunday.
By all means read Edward Murphy’s “Mass Evangelism Is Not Obsolete.” If the world is to be evangelized, this is one of the ways in which it will be done. But let’s not forget that you and I are called to a ministry of personal evangelism, to mention another way, as well.
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