"Many are Post-Charismatic. . . after 20 years, they would rather shoot themselves than sing another chorus."
Stuart Murray-Williams talking with us in Paris, 2003.
Just picking up on yesterday's post on The New Charismatics that Steve K started and trying to land it. If you watched the video on Steve's site, you know what i am talkin' bout. Robby Mac has some good well balanced advice [quite funny as well] as does Bro Maynard and Grace and Ed. Robby [Rob McAlpine] is the author of a new book called Post Charismatic.
Apparently Bill Kinnon approves.
I first heard Gerald Coates talking about being "post-charismatic" at the Emerge event in Frankfurt, 2001. Since then, I have used "post-charismatic" to refer to the kind of worshippers who are freed from the addiction to novelty, newness and freshness, open to older, non-spontaneous, pre-used liturgical prayers, and who no longer believe that every service must be commenced by 45 minutes of singing. Of course its a lot more than that and its a lot more than just trading purple banners for purple candles.
And the post in 'post-charismatic' means "after' rather than "anti". A lot of people were greatly helped by the charismatic movement and they [we] are grateful. But as Stuart Murray Williams once said, " . . . after 20 years, they would rather shoot themselves than sing another chorus."
If you liked this post, please stand up, turn to the person on your left and gently hold their hand. Now shout in their ear . . . "PRAAAAISE-ALLULAH!!!" Dont forget to squeeze their hand right before you let go.
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