Saturday, August 26, 2006

Charismatic Headcases?


Dan Edelen has some wise words for those of us who call ourselves charismatic: How not to be a charismatic headcase.
Here are the headlines:

  • 1. Stop being so undiscerning
  • 2. Stop letting immature people minister to others "charismatically"
  • 3. Stop overemphasizing the gifts and the people who have them
  • 4. Stop living in a charismatic ghetto
  • 5. Stop practicing magic
I like Mark Driscoll's definition of himself as a charismatic-with-a-seatbelt. (So long as that seatbelt is the Bible)

5 comments:

  1. Bluefish,

    Thank you for you link to my post over at Cerulean Sanctum. If more charismatic churches followed these guidelines, I think they'd get a lot more respect and see even more of the Lord working.

    Blessings on your blogging.

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  2. Yeah.
    I came to the same conclusion when I worked through 1 Corinthians 12-14 earlier this year. here... if every charismatic church just stuck to the actual Biblical priorities, purpose and practice of spiritual gifts even most non-charismatics would be quite happy to have prophecy or the like shared in a meeting...

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  3. Love it bro! And what's with the new glamour shot of yourself Dave? Looking smooth?

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  4. The "glamour shot" isn't me (if you mean the one at the top of the blog) - its a blogger from my church, the funky pancake, Dave Simpson,

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  5. it says something about the modern world when i discover my picture is being used on Dave's website via an email from Google !

    just for the record, that was my festival haircut - bushy sideburns and shaved head with a receding hairline mohecan.

    good to have you back after your break by the way.

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