The Coming Reformation

If you ask the average Pentecostal what Pentecostalism is he’ll probably tell you it’s a Christian denomination defined by the experience of speaking in tongues as evidence of in-filing of the Holy Spirit. Pentecostals are huge on practical relationship with the Holy Spirit. They believe God can speak to you directly, hold conversations with you on a regular basis, even on mundane stuff. Some people think that’s insane of course and it’s understandable. God is far up there and we’re far down here after all. But the truth is, almost all experiences with God require us to be out of our mind. If you want water to be turned into wine you’ve got to be completely out of your mind. […]