In this five part series, Richard M. Riss presents evidence for the operation of the gifts of the Spirit throughout the Church Age. Part 1 (Fall 1998): From the Early Church to the 3rd Century Part 2 (Winter 1999): 3rd to the 5th Centuries Part 3 (Spring 1999): From the 5th to the 13th […]
Why are W. A. Criswell and John MacArthur wrong when they claim that all tongues today are counterfeit?
James K. A. Smith, Thinking in Tongues: Pentecostal Contributions to Christian Philosophy (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010), 155 pages, ISBN 978-080286184. James K. A. Smith, associate professor of philosophy at Calvin College and executive director of the Society of Christian Philosophers, engages the subject of hermeneutical philosophy and presses the boundaries outward to make room for […]
Pastor-scholar Tony Richie takes on a cessationist critic of glossolalia. Ronald E. Baxter, Charismatic Gift of Tongues (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 1981), 149 pages. I can think of only two reasons why anyone would want to read this book: as an unavoidable assignment for a book review or to shore up shallow prejudice against […]
“For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.” (1 Cor 14:14, NKJV) The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has made a “fascinating” discovery: Brain Activity declines as subjects speak in tongues. This research appeared in the November 2006 issue of the journal Psychiatry Research: Nueroimaging. “Our brain […]