Just what exactly is Jesus promising when he says, “Whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do” (John 14:12)? In wrestling with this text, I’ve come to four major conclusions.
Cessationists & Charismatics: What I Wish Everyone Knew About the Debate
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 Those who say they are no longer active are known as cessationists (because… Read More ›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 ›
Your Gifts Aren’t Just for You (Exodus 35)
I’ve been reading back through the book of Exodus this month, and there’s a passage near the end that always grabs my attention. It’s in Exodus chapter 35, and it’s the first place in the Bible that mentions people being… 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 ›