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Listen to: Sam Storms

Sam Storms is the author of Convergence, The Beginners Guide to Spiritual Gifts, One Thing and many others. He's a Christian Hedonist who writes at a more popular level than John Piper. And he's a great example of what Reformed-Charismatic theology can look like in practice. I almost met him in a lift (or should I call it an elevator) in the hotel at Together for the Gospel... he was in the lift when it opened at my floor but it was too full for me to get in... Shame, cos I'd have loved to thank him in person for his ministry.
Download free mp3's of Sam Storms from Bridgeway Church

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  1. You know you wanna listen to a guy preach when on his church bio site it says

    "The only thing on TV he believes is worth his time is 24!"

    Amen!

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  2. Indeed, though with West Wing under the Christmas Tree I'd say he could broaden his tastes just slightly.

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  3. As a huge West Wing fan I would certainly agree. Glad to hear you went for the box set in the end - enjoy!

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  4. Yeh, though overpaid for it... years at £150 you'd think £70 was going to be a bargain, and now it's everywhere for £50... either way for seven series of such outstanding quality it's a great deal.

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  5. You can meet Sam at the Life in the Spirit Conference in February
    www.lifeinthespirit.co.uk/

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  6. Sam is my favorite Charismatic Calvinist. I met him in Birmingham Alabama in 2005. He was nice enough to do an interview for my blog this year.

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  7. thanks for the link to the podcast. looking forward to listening to a few

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