Departures: I

This particular story begins in February 1997, in the Foreign Languages Building at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, more specifically in the tiny retangular room that served as the graduate student lounge on the second floor, right off the reception area. I was in a conversation with some other graduate students in the Department of„Departures: I“ weiterlesen

How I became less reluctantly Charismatic

So, in a previous post , I mentioned how the Holy Spirit had confronted me with my aversion to the exercise of the gifts of the Spirit, in particular, speaking in tongues, at a Praise and Worship Conference in Flensburg (up on the Danish border) back in Spring of 95. What I did not explain„How I became less reluctantly Charismatic“ weiterlesen

A Reluctant Charismatic in Bavaria Continued

A Reluctant Charismatic in Bavaria, II Here: A photo of me and my daughter at the MEHR Conference in Augsburg, 2015 The conversation with Susie was ended a few seconds later when the worship music ended and the moderator began speaking, meaning I had to start interpreting. About three hours later, my wife, daughter and„A Reluctant Charismatic in Bavaria Continued“ weiterlesen

A Reluctant Charismatic in Bavaria

Why was I reluctant to become a Charismatic? I was already a Christian. I had been a believer since about 1981, though I had done some regrettable flirtation with the „historical-critical school“ of Bible scholarship in late undergraduate and early graduate school. The details of the story are extensive and had their turning point in„A Reluctant Charismatic in Bavaria“ weiterlesen