Join C. Michael Patton, Tim Kimberley and Sam Storms as they discuss issues surrounding spiritual gifts


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

    6 replies to "Theology Unplugged: Why I Am/Am Not a Charismatic, Part 1"

    • Ryan Holmes

      DTS only requires graduating students to adhere to what they call the 7-core doctrines:

      Graduating students only have to sign off on the “Core Beliefs” not on the full doctrinal statement. However, as mentioned in the podcast the professors tend to adhere more closely to the full doctrinal statement so in their teachings you will get a cessationists position/interpretation of the text.

      I am a graduate of and current employee @ DTS.

      Tim K ~ It’s good to hear your voice again!

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    • Kevin P

      How can you “practice” a gift?
      If you practice prophecy and get it wrong, is that not blasphemy?

      Also, thus far, from what I hear Sam saying, his description of charismatic gifts are no different from someone like Bill Johnson or other NAR/Latter Rain people.

    • Kevin P

      Oh, and how do you practice a gift like tongues? Just start making babbling sounds? That’s what was taught at my Assemblies of God summer camp. Seemed a bit contrived.

    • Ed

      No Kevin, that’s not blasphemy, that’s being broken.

    • Ed

      Actually Kevin, as a relatively new Christian – atheist past – I have been around a lot of Charismatics. No one around me suggests training to speak in tongues, but rather to just let the Holy Spirit do the work.

      My curiosity is in why they all sound similar, and none are in a human language discernible as that of a particular national language. I have been given information that indicates such – you know, where an english-speaking person utters words in Chinese, etc.

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