Is the gift of tongues for today?

This week’s question comes to us from England: “Is the gift of tongues for today? If so, why has God given us this gift? As the son of a non-charismatic pastor, I now attend a charismatic church and need some help cutting through the confusion.”

There’s a wide continuum of both belief and practice when it comes to the spiritual gift of tongues. Some people say you can’t be saved without speaking in tongues, while others say speaking in “heavenly tongues” is satanic and not from God.