Join Michael Patton and Tim Kimberley as they discuss the problem with being “Addicted to Experience” in our Christian lives.


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C Michael Patton
C Michael Patton

C. Michael Patton is the primary contributor to the Parchment and Pen/Credo Blog. He has been in ministry for nearly twenty years as a pastor, author, speaker, and blogger. Find him on Patreon Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary (2001), president of Credo House Ministries and Credo Courses, author of Now that I'm a Christian (Crossway, 2014) Increase My Faith (Credo House, 2011), and The Theology Program (Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, 2001-2006), host of Theology Unplugged, and primary blogger here at Parchment and Pen. But, most importantly, husband to a beautiful wife and father to four awesome children. Michael is available for speaking engagements. Join his Patreon and support his ministry

    5 replies to "Theology Unplugged: Addicted to Experience, Part 2"

    • david carlson

      links up. Question – what does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit? What is that experience like (the living with it)? If the Holy Spirit does indeed have emotions, will, and a mind, what does that mean to us as believers? What does it mean experientially that he does?

    • david carlson

      I actually think that we don’t chase the experience hard enough. But then again, the experience that God calls us to is not what gets preached in very many churches.

      It’s not that we shouldn’t chase the experience, but the experience we chase is not that which the Bible calls us to.

    • GEM

      Although I think experience is important, the guys seemed to give a very good synopsis of how God uses experience in people’s lives differently.

      Your statements are kind of vague, would you care to ellaborate?

    • david carlson

      I think the experience that Christians are called to is one of community – of living life together as believers and a life of service.

      Is your life (experiences) one of sharing of time and resources with other believers?

      Are you involved in the ministry of your local church?

      Do you seek to fill yourself with scripture?

      Do people see Jesus through your actions? Do you practice acts of love and justice to others?

      We should seek more of such experiences.

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