I love the writings of David Matthew, a godly man whose scholarly works I have shared on this blog before. In this piece, he talks about the spiritual gift of ‘tongues’; the private prayer language given by Holy Spirit to build up the believer.
Personally, I don’t like the term ‘tongues’; I prefer to call the gift the ‘Spirit language’ – the word ‘tongues’, after all, just means ‘languages’ at the end of the day. But most people know it as ‘tongues’ and it’s still brilliant no matter what you call it.
Anyway, in this piece, David talks about the use of ‘tongues’ and its proper place in public worship. Definitely worth a look!