What is “Speaking in Tongues?”
I was first introduced to “speaking in tongues” through the charismatic movement in the Anglican Church. For those who have no idea what this might be–it is the practice in some Protestant churches and in some sub groups of the Catholic Church for people who are in a highly emotional worship setting to lose rational speech and garble involuntarily in a jumbled bibble babble of speech.
This happens most commonly within the Pentecostal tradition and is accompanied by free flowing worship, repetitive music, powerful, emotionally charged preaching which is often linked with a healing ministry. Often people are overcome with emotion