Defining “Charismatic”

By Marv, posting colleague at To Be Continued.

The conversation continues over at Parchment and Pen, between Cessationist C. Michael Patton and Continuationist Sam Storms. The current round aims at definition of terms, particularly asking the question: “What Does it Mean to Be Charismatic?” Each one has proposed a theory and definition, first Patton, then Storms.

Patton proposes a spectrum (graphically a wedge), in which the main players fall into the following range: Continue reading

The White Dove Inn

As I mentioned last week, Michael Patton has started a new series on continuationism and cessationism. Marv, my colleague over at To Be Continued, and I thought we would interact with this new series, similar to what we did with his previous series.

In this newer series of posts, Patton is adding a new aspect to it. He is now interacting with the well-known continuationst, Sam Storms.

So below, Marv gets us started off with interacting with the series. Nothing much theological to engage with at this point. But both have shared their stories of how they came to be where they are today with the work of the Holy Spirit. We know more theologically ‘meaty’ issues will arise in future podcasts and posts.

By Marv

Three theobros, friends, colleagues, agreeing on much, differing on some things, sitting around the studio in relaxed but intelligent banter–joined together with joy, but for a serious purpose. And the podcast is ours to enjoy, to learn, to be edified by. It’s great stuff. I keep thinking though–all it needs is Rod Rosenbladt periodically saying “That’s HUGE!!!” Continue reading