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Books by Randy Clark and Michael L. Brown
« on: Mon Jan 07, 2019 - 06:39:50 »
Since the early '90s, I'd had mostly negative views about Randy Clark, based mainly on the opinions of harsh critics of the "Toronto Blessing" and "Brownsville-Pensacola Revival."

I'd also heard a few negative things about Mike Brown.

I was, therefore, quite surprised to learn that Craig Keener, a widely-respected NT scholar, is close friends with both Clark and Brown.  Out of curiosity, I picked up a book by Clark and two by Brown -- ones that Keener either endorsed or contributed to in some way.

The book by Clark is Baptized in the Spirit.  It is "ok."  It has some useful info about how Spirit-baptism is understood in various traditions.  OTOH, it lacks exegesis of the relevant passages, and I find Clark's terminology choices frustrating.

The books by Brown are Authentic Fire and Playing with Holy Fire.  The former is a rebuttal to J-Mac's overwrought and ill-informed "Strange Fire" polemics, while the latter is a rebuke and warning to the Pentecostal and Charismatic community as a whole for some of our excesses.  They're pretty good.

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Books by Randy Clark and Michael L. Brown
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Re: Books by Randy Clark and Michael L. Brown
« Reply #1 on: Mon Jan 07, 2019 - 07:18:09 »
I like Brown, I've seen him preach a few times. My wife has all of his books but I've only read Can You be Gay and Christian?  We referenced Hyper-Grace quite a bit in Bible school, seemed to be an idiom about 10 years ago. I'd really like to sit down and read that entire book, as well as Authentic Fire.

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Re: Books by Randy Clark and Michael L. Brown
« Reply #2 on: Mon Jan 07, 2019 - 18:22:08 »
I like Brown, I've seen him preach a few times. My wife has all of his books but I've only read Can You be Gay and Christian?  We referenced Hyper-Grace quite a bit in Bible school, seemed to be an idiom about 10 years ago. I'd really like to sit down and read that entire book, as well as Authentic Fire.


Hyper-Grace is on my to-get list.  My best friend is a big fan of Freddy Prin... I mean Joseph Prince.  I've only listened to a little of his preaching.  I'm hesitant to be critical, because my friend tends to be self-critical and does need to hear about grace, and I don't want to crush her spirit.  But I was not crazy about the small amounts of JP I've encountered.

 

     
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