One of the most controversial topics in Christian theology revolves around spiritual gifts. Specifically, are the more overtly supernatural gifts like prophecy, tongues, and healing still operative today? Those who say they are no longer active are known as cessationists (because… Read More ›
What Are Spiritual Gifts, and How Do I Discover Mine?
“Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve others, as good stewards of the varied grace of God.” — 1 Peter 4:10 (CSB) “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be… Read More ›
What is “Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit”?
(Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are from the CSB). This coming Sunday is Pentecost, the day on which Christians celebrate the pouring-out of the Holy Spirit into Christ’s followers and the birth of the church (you can read about… Read More ›
What Are Scholars Saying About the Holy Spirit? (Reading Reflections on Thiselton)
I recently finished reading Anthony Thiselton’s book, The Holy Spirit – In Biblical Teaching, through the Centuries, and Today. It was a fun coincidence that I stumbled across this book when I did. My church had just concluded a sermon… Read More ›