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Convergence: Spiritual Journeys of a Charismatic Calvinist

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Convergence addresses the chasm that often appears between evangelical groups—the tension between adherence to the Word or the Spirit, the mind or affection, principle or passion. With the power of Scripture and the evidence from his own life experiences, author Sam Storms seeks to heal the breach between these false dichotomies, bringing together the written Word and theological reflection with the evangelistic zeal of the charismatic experience.

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Key Features

  • Addresses both Calvinistic theology and evangelical experience
  • Brings together two seemingly separate views
  • Draws from the author’s life experience


  • Introduction—“What Hath Orlando to Do with Anaheim?”
  • Part One: “My Spiritual Journey”
    • A Prophetic Pilgrimage
    • Stirrings of the Spirit
    • Dreams, Visions, and Deliverance
    • Angels, Anglicans, and Prophetic Poetry
  • Part Two: “The Wedding of Word and Spirit”
    • Bridging or Broadening the Chasm?
    • Exploring the Divide (1)
    • Exploring the Divide (2)
  • Part Three: “He Is There and He’s Still Not Silent”
    • God Still Speaks!
    • But Is Anyone Listening?
    • Peter and a Puritan on Passion and Principle
  • Epilogue
  • Addendum

Top Highlights

“It is this: when God acts in grace and power to make himself known, to heal, to deliver, and to awaken the soul to the glory of his presence, his people must hear of it and read of it that they may lie prostrate before him and ascribe to him all praise and honor and glory.” (Page 16)

“Our goal is a life-changing encounter with Christ as he comes to us by means of the text.” (Page 131)

“Their greatest suspicions are reserved for those who insist they’ve heard God speak, whether audibly or internally, by dream or vision, but in all cases beyond (but never contrary to) the infallible written Word of God.” (Page 9)

“First, we’ve misunderstood the nature of New Testament prophecy if we think of it as primarily predictive in nature. The purpose of the gift is less foretelling the future than forth-telling the heart of God for a particular person.” (Page 180)

“For the sake of convenience and simplicity I will employ the term ‘cessationist’ to refer both to those who deny the validity of miraculous gifts today and those who may not embrace that denial but live and minister as if it were true. In point of fact, my concern in this book is less with their view of spiritual gifts and more their stress on the centrality of the Word and how that affects the way they envision life in the kingdom of God.” (Page 21)

Product Details

  • Title: Convergence: Spiritual Journeys of a Charismatic Calvinist
  • Author: Sam Storms
  • Publisher: Enjoying God Ministries
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 244
Sam Storms

Sam Storms earned a ThM in historical theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and a PhD in intellectual history from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is the founder of Enjoying God Ministries, senior pastor of Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and a former visiting professor of theology at Wheaton College. He has authored over two dozen books and served as president of the Evangelical Theological Society.


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