*New Life Church is “one of those tongue-talking churches,” the senior pastor said unashamedly on Sunday.

His statement was met with applause from the Colorado Springs mega-congregation.

Pastor Brady Boyd acknowledges that there’s a wide range of teachings on the spiritual gift of speaking in tongues. To some, it’s foreign or weird and to others, it’s no longer active.

But Boyd believes the spiritual practice is as real today as it was 2,000 years ago when believers in the very first church service spoke in tongues (as recorded in the New Testament).

Continuing his message series on the “The Supernatural,” Boyd felt he hit a particularly sensitive topic as he was swarmed with questions on the gift of tongues before he even preached on it this past weekend.

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