When God Talks Back – update

I’ve gotten through the first four chapters of T.M. Luhrmann’s book When God Talks Back and it has been quite a helpful read. It seems that although Luhrmann’s goal was to explain the “evangelical relationship with God,” her unvarnished treatment of the practices and thoughts of the people in the churches she studied actually exposes what I would consider the serious problems with “renewalist” evangelicalism.

So far the book has tipped me off to the deficiencies of the gospel preached in such churches (which I would argue is so deficient it is a false gospel), the mystical influence on their thinking and more. I’m reading and taking plenty of notes and will definitely be writing about this in the future.

About Julia

Here's what you might like to know about me. My name is Julia and I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and, much less importantly, a good steak. My goal with this site is to share the truth of scripture with believer and non-believer alike, and to specifically encourage believers to study and know the Bible, and warn them of false teachings in and around the church. Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith."
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