This week we continue our discussion on speaking in tongues, this time with returning guest Brian Parkman. Brian was a teacher at the FIRE School of Ministry, specializing in this very topic and I learned a lot from him at the time and since, some of which made it into my book on the topic, but more on that later.
This week we cover the purpose of speaking and praying in tongues, and why you don’t want to miss out on this as just “one” of many Spiritual gifts.
We also discuss the nature of personal edification, and corporate prophesying.
Join us and subscribe, as this is the first half of our interview/discussion with Brian, to be concluded next week.
Check Out The Book on Speaking in Tongues I’ve Written in the Years after This Discussion
Recently I was asking different friends and former guests of the Fire on Your Head podcast for endorsements for the upcoming published version of Nine Lies People Believe About Speaking in Tongues, and one of them wrote me back saying the following,
I actually learned some great stuff from the chapter on initial evidence [of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit]. I hold credentials with the Assemblies of God, so I’m trained to believe and teach that way. But until now, I was never quite satisfied with the arguments I heard for why tongues was the only good evidence for the baptism. I thought that chapter finally cleared my conscience on signing my paperwork every year stating that I agree with the AG statement of “fundamental truths” (the jury is still out on their eschatology, but the AG bylaws allow credential-holders to believe whatever they want on that so long as it doesn’t “cause a problem”…whatever that means). Anyhow, I found that chapter particularly helpful.
That kind of encouragement helped encourage me that I’ve written a book that will be helpful to both evangelicals as well as charismatics, which is what I’ve striven for.
I believe the Body of Christ in general will be blessed and edified by it, and many obstacles holding people back from speaking in tongues will be removed.
Check out other posts and podcast episodes on my blog about speaking in tongues.
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