I have a dear friend in the Lord who attends a local community bible church. Loves Rob Bell, Rick Warren, that sort of thing. We were discussing the Charisma the other day, and he told me he spoke in tongues often as part of his private devotions. He doesn't understand what he says, but is confident the words/sounds express the deepest groaning of his spirit to God in prayer. He said speaking in tongues was instrumental in him coming to Christ. I used to think that people speaking in tongues was either the result of emotions getting over-hyped in an excitable setting, or possibly even demonic influence. But this doesn't seem to be the case here. He is speaking in tongues in his study, alone, before or after reading the bible. As far as any human could tell, he is a sincere and conscientious Christian (even if he is wrong on some important doctrinal issues). He has a solid, conservative personality, not the sort given to hype or letting emotions get the best of him. So what am I to think about this?