From a report entitled, “The Charismatic Movement and Lutheran Theology,” of 1972:
“Dennis Bennet explains [the charismatic movement’s] phenomenal growth in these words: ‘The church is in a mess, organized Christianity a failure. Why? Because the Holy Spirit has not had a fair chance to work experientially in the church…It is time to stop relying on intellectual analyses and to start relying on spiritual experience. After all Christianity is not an intellectual matter at all. It is a purely personal and spiritual matter.'”
What does it look like to rely on a spiritual experience? What does it look like to give up intellectual analysis?