My Prayer for the Charismatic Movement

Yesterday I saw an ad on Facebook for an online discussion about if the prophetic is still for today. It had several well-known leaders in the prophetic movement listed to speak. I thought to myself; you're missing the point; charismatics aren't questioning if prophecy is for today; they're asking about the accuracy and legitimacy of... Continue Reading →

Two Years of Charismatic Detox

After this manner, therefore, pray ye: Our Father in heaven, we come into the mercy court and ask to be cleansed. Now we go into the court of records, and we hold our giving up to you. What? Where is that in the Bible? (I made that up, just like someone made up that theology... Continue Reading →

When Discernment Hurts

What comes to mind when you think of the word discernment? Is it angry basement bloggers? Someone with an ax to grind? Or is it, as one minister recently said, "someone who doesn't have the Holy Spirit but a relationship with the Bible, those people lead people to Hell." That little snippet right there shows... Continue Reading →

Humbly Denouncing Experience

This past Sunday, I experienced something I’ve never seen in twenty-five years of going to church. I’ve read about it, I’ve heard stories about it but, I have never experienced it. You may have heard the stories of men running on the backs of pews, all-night Holy Ghost prayer meetings where a church momma prayed... Continue Reading →

Reflections And Questions

July 2021. There is a distance between now and September of 2019, when all the questions began. That distance allows for clarity of thought and better reflection. It started with examining whether Todd Bentley, the leader of the Lakeland Revival, was qualified for ministry. The clear answer was no, a committee said as much, but... Continue Reading →

Goofs, Grace, and Growth

When I was a kid, I would come home from school, get a snack, and turn on the TV. One afternoon at the age of eight or nine, I did my routine and saw a tall man; with piercing eyes, a long pointy nose, and hair styled to look like a ski slope, holding a... Continue Reading →

Ask the Hard Questions

Now and then, we need to take inventory of our spiritual lives. We need to evaluate if what we believe is in line with what Scripture teaches. I know that sounds strange but let's look at two Scripture passages to see how we as Christians could fall into error. The first passage we will look... Continue Reading →

Charisma, Corona, Clarity

It's been a year since my last post on the blog. Before that, my previous few posts were about how I was processing things in the charismatic movement. To do a quick recap, I wrote about my concerns about the Todd Bentley allegations. Since that time, that process has been concluded. It ended with Todd... Continue Reading →

Examining Beliefs and Avoiding Extremes

On August 30, 2019, I wrote a post on some troubling things in the Body of Christ and specifically in charismatic circles. Towards the end of that post, I made a statement, make the determination now that Scripture is your standard. Regardless of what we have been taught, have grown up believing, or heard in prophetic words,... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Recent Events

Two weeks ago, The Lord instructed me to begin reading the sermons of John Wesley, so I pulled out the two double volumes and started with volume one, sermon one. Since that time, two high profile leaders have renounced their faith, and an international revivalist is accused of some very dark stuff. I believe these... Continue Reading →

Theowhat?

I’m sitting in a coffee shop with a mocha and water, staring at this screen with my heart full about what I want to write today, but I cannot come up with a good opening to capture your attention. I’ve been a Charismatic Christian all my life. I believe God still speaks, in healing, prophecy,... Continue Reading →

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