Confessions of a Former Charismatic, Part 2: Why I’m No Longer a Charismatic

In part one of this “confession,” I talked about some of my experiences as a Charismatic, including the time I encountered Benny Hinn. For the formative years of my Christian life, I fully embraced the Charismatic viewpoint. I spoke in tongues, believed that God raised up healers and prophets today, and considered churches that weren’t practicing “The Gifts” to be …

Confessions of a Former Charismatic, Part 1: Me and Benny Hinn

The venue was the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham, England, the largest exhibition center in the UK. Five of us squeezed into a small car and drove the sixty-plus miles from Hereford to what we thought at the time was the biggest spiritual event of the year. Christ for All Nations, evangelist Reinhard Bonnke’s ministry, was hosting a conference, and …

God Saves His Own

If you have not watched/heard the interview with Rosaria Butterfield, you must!. The next hour of free time that you have, watch this interview. It will not be an hour wasted. Rosaria is the author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey into Christian Faith “Rosaria, by the standards of many, was living a very …

Farewell, Phil

Faithful ministers frequently have as their reward only the knowledge that they pleased their Lord and served Him diligently. It is not their aim to be lauded by men, but only to serve Christ and bless the church through service. But, there are times when the fruit of faithful diligence is readily seen and long lasting. For seven years Phil …

9 Hours (give or take an hour or so)

{Note: This entire entry is written tongue-in-cheek, the real point is to make you aware of the resources] I want to take a moment and set a “story” straight. It is a story I heard a number of times this week and I simply want everyone to know the facts of the matter. Back in August of 2004, Dr. White …