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Steve Tilley reflects on his time at New Wine, the large Christian summer camp for charismatics. I have never been to New Wine, but I have been to a lot of similar events and I tend to think what Steve thinks but in a less coherent way.
I tend not to go to large Evangelical gatherings these days. Not because of the preaching aspect, because I quite enjoy writing down the things about which I am disagreeable in my little notebook. It is the worship and ‘ministry’ aspects and the high volume of nonsense spoken from the platform that keeps the likes of me away.
That said I quite like the sound of being able to wander off as Steve did when the worship leaders got a bit overexcitable. Perhaps we should go to New Wine next year. It might be quite fun.