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How My Mind Has Changed

From Rags to Riches

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Almost thirty years ago, I got involved in the charismatic movement. And that involvement has continued to influence my thinking over the last decade. In 1971, I visited the prayer and praise gathering of a charismatic community in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I was impressed, to say the least. Why, I asked, would a mixture of 500 Bible-toting Catholics and Protestants gather on a very hot night in July in a non-air-conditioned gymnasium to pray, study the Bible, and praise God? They obviously had or knew something that was foreign to me and to those who attended the Lutheran parish I was serving 35 miles to the north.

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Issue: "Modern Reformation Turns Ten" Jan./Feb. 2002 Vol. 11 No. 1 Page number(s): 25-27

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