Spirit

wtb on October 22nd, 2015

\\\ Trigger Warning \\\ The New Testament (NT) documents can’t be treated as entirely normative for the present-day church … “Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch” from The Bible and Its Story by Charles Horne and Julius Brewer, public domain

Continue reading about The Case for Catechesis

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.

Continue reading about Predestination vs. Free Will — Kairos vs. Chronos

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?

Continue reading about The Indwelling Spirit

The modern-day fragmentation of Christianity is stark against the Christian unity portrayed in the Book of Acts. Borrowing an image from politics, the ancient church was a “big tent.”

Continue reading about Built by the Spirit– God’s Big Tent in the Book of Acts

“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

wtb on November 30th, 2008

Although the Greek word “kai” is most often translated into English as “and”… …its meaning in Greek goes way beyond that of our familiar English coordinate conjunction.

Continue reading about The “Kai” Connection

wtb on November 27th, 2008

The continuing presence of the Holy Spirit is not a controversial issue for most Christians. The implication of the Spirit’s presence IS.

Continue reading about Four Views of the Holy Spirit

The final image for understanding the Holy Spirit is that of “Prophetic Fulfillment.”

Continue reading about Images for Understanding the Holy Spirit #8: Prophetic Fulfillment

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