The Charism of the Charismatics: Part 6, The Heart Has a Way of Knowing

April 30, 2014

pentecostalism / richard-beck / spirituality

I’ve let go of (not all, but many) qualities of Pentecostalism I once had, and I often think about redeeming them. It’s difficult without a community that wants to do it as well, though.

In short, by eschewing the church and the practices of doxological gratitude I think progressives have often failed to attend to the heart. To be clear, progressive Christians are amazing theologians. In the pews they may be the best theologians in all of Christianity. But theological sophistication can be a trap. It trapped me. In my head.

But as I learned in the charismatic worship at Freedom, the heart has a way of knowing that the head knows nothing about.