Spirit

wtb on October 27th, 2010

An appreciation for differing views of time within Scripture can clarify the controversy over human free will versus divine predestination.

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wtb on October 3rd, 2009

How is it that in modern religious communities, appeals to the Holy Spirit for religious authority are more likely to start arguments than to settle them, more likely to separate believers than unite them, and more likely to confuse the issues at hand than clarify them?

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wtb on April 14th, 2009

In evangelical circles, talk of “personal growth” is eclipsing the traditional concept of sanctification in a turn toward “self realization” that reflects a culturally conditioned shift in the reference point for Christian growth toward the individual and away from God and away from His community. Is the dove landing or flying away? Does it make […]

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wtb on March 3rd, 2009

In ancient Israel, the “center of the camp” was a place of security, stability, and honor.

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wtb on January 2nd, 2009

The essence of Spirit-filled community is full participation in God’s purposes…

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“Nicodemus came to Jesus by night…” by G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection,Library of Congress

Continue reading about Water and Spirit in John 3:5– a Bibliographic Essay

A seventh image for understanding the Holy Spirit is that of “Incorporation.”

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A sixth image for understanding the Holy Spirit is that of “Teacher’s Example.”

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A fifth image for understanding the Holy Spirit is “Creation.” Detail from the “Creation of Man” by Michelangelo

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A fourth image for understanding the Holy Spirit is “Triumphal Entry.” Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalemfrom Our Day in the Light of Prophecy by W.A. SPICER

Continue reading about Images for Understanding the Holy Spirit #4– Triumphal Entry

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