Why I'm still a charismatic: The influence of Jamie Smith #dmingml

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The Society of Vineyard Scholars was a rich time and wonderful event for my denomination.  More personally it was worth the whole trip just to hear Jamie Smith, and the interact with him.

Whilst I've been finding hope for Evangelicalism, Jamie's presentation inspired me as to the future and need for the Charismatic.  With the post-Church, and post-Charismatic move that has been taking place in Western christianity, Jamie reminded me of the importance of the tradition that is my Vineyard Church tradition.

In my own research I'm looking for a 'reparative' response from within my own contested evangelical tradition.  Jamie's call to 'drink from our own wells', resonated with that exploration and desire.