Phillip in his thread titled "Bapticostal Questions" from late 2004 said the following: It will take me a while to lay this out. I was raised Pentecostal. Then, about four years ago largely because of Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology and a the ministry of John Piper (especially his books "Desiring God" and "The Pleasures of God"), I embraced the five points of what is known as Calvinism. As you may be aware, Wayne Grudem and John Piper are both Reformed and they are also both continuationists. That is, they believe that spiritual gifts are still in operation in the church. Far from being down home bapticostals like Ron Phillips or Michael Combs, they are well-respected theologians. They wouldn't say that they're Charismatic or Pentecostal (Bapticostal?). If anything they would say they're Third Wave just as the Association of Vineyard churches is. Or, they would simply say that they are continuationists. So, for a long time, I considered myself Third Wave and Reformed. But, over the last year and a half or so, I have been moving back to a Pentecostal preference in terms of style. This means that I prefer the musical style of say Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton, Smokie Norful, Yolanda Adams, and Anthony Evans to say Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, Matt Redman, or Kristian Stanfill. However, my beliefs haven't changed. I also tend to prefer a black preaching style as that is more of the style that I was raised with in the Pentecostal church. God has been dealing with me about humility and I have become over the last week or so increasingly comfortable with calling myself "Bapticostal". To answer Phillip's questions: Do you believe in a seperate baptism of the Holy Spirit as shown by speaking in unknown tongues? No, I believe that you are baptized by the Holy Spirit when you get saved. There are many subsequent fillings, but no more baptisms, at least not in the sense that Pentecostals believe that there is one all-encompassing baptism after salvation. Do you believe you can loose your salvation? No, since I'm Reformed, I believe in the perseverance of the saints. What is the purpose of speaking in "unknown" tongues? It's a private prayer language. There is a growing number of Reformed Charismatics. Most of them are young and are influenced by people like Paul Washer, John Piper, Mark Driscoll, Francis Chan, Louie Giglio, Matt Chandler, and Joshua Harris (all of whom with the possible exception of Paul Washer are Charismatically inclined, several of them identify as "Charismatic"). Mark Driscoll's Acts 29 Network is growing in the SBC and Mark Driscoll is Reformed and Charismatic as are many of the churches in his network.