Book Review · Holy Spirit

Andrew K. Gabriel’s “Simply Spirit-Filled”: A Book Review

I am grateful to Andrew Gabriel for the opportunity to review Simply Spirit Filled: Experiencing God in the Presence and Power of the Holy Spirit (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2019). Andrew K. Gabriel (PhD, McMaster Divinity College) serves as Associate Professor of Theology and Vice President of Academics at Horizon College and Seminary in Saskatoon,… Continue reading Andrew K. Gabriel’s “Simply Spirit-Filled”: A Book Review

Baptism in the Holy Spirit · Holy Spirit

Baptism in the Holy Spirit from a Neo-Pentecostal Lutheran

I have been lecturing in one of my classes for a few weeks on the Neo-Pentecostal and Charismatic outpourings of the Spirit in the wider Church. Today I showed that class a 9 minute video of Harald Bredesen (a Neo-Pentecostal Lutheran minister) sharing about the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. It is short, practical, simple… Continue reading Baptism in the Holy Spirit from a Neo-Pentecostal Lutheran

Holy Spirit · Justification · N. T. Wright · Society for Pentecostal Studies

N. T. Wright's Justification and the Cry of the Spirit

I finally finished my paper for the Society for Pentecostal Studies meeting in March on N. T. Wright’s view of justification.  If you are interested in reading it you can do so over on my Scribd page HERE or following the link through my “Writings” page (the footnotes are a bit goofy due to Scribd’s… Continue reading N. T. Wright's Justification and the Cry of the Spirit

Ezekiel · Holy Spirit · Khalil Gibran

Worship of the Living and the Dead

Strange are the self-worshipers, since they worship carrion. (Spiritual Sayings of Kahlil Gibran pg. 53) Oh, that we would recognize our death, as the very dry bones filling the valley of Ezekiel’s vision (Eze.37)!  Our sins have slain us and we are destroyed.  We lay scattered in all our macabre regalia…kings and paupers, priests and… Continue reading Worship of the Living and the Dead

Acts · Holy Spirit · Interpretation · Jesus Christ · Lesslie Newbigin · Rudolph Bultmann · Scripture

Forever Listening to the Spirit

I recently read something by Lesslie Newbigin (that great missionary statesman of the twentieth century) that struck a chord with me.  He wrote the following concerning the Jerusalem congregation’s recognition of the validity of the Gentile mission that Peter had just returned from (Acts 10-11): “They were silenced because they had to recognize something new.… Continue reading Forever Listening to the Spirit

1 Corinthians · Benedict XVI · Communion · Ephesians · Father · Holy Spirit · Jesus Christ · Trinity

Remember Me…

As I was reading Pope Benedict XVI’s Jesus of Nazareth (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2007) today I was struck by several comments made in regard to “remembering” (specifically in reference to John’s Gospel account) and how they might relate to the “remembering” of the Lord’s Supper. In light of the “remembering” concerning Christ that occurs… Continue reading Remember Me…