The Slow Work of Speaking in Tongues: The Spirit, (Im)Mediacy, and Our Responsibility

The following is a guest post by Dr. Chris Green. See Chris's bio at the bottom of the post.Because it bears us into the work of interpretation, ‘the gift of Pentecost entails slow, hard work’. In point of fact, as Hauerwas reminds us, … the gift of Pentecost is but the beginning of hard and painful lessons in failure. Yet even failure turns out to be a gift if through failure the church is reminded that others are included in God’s promise. At its best, the church learns to receive the stor … [Read more...]