When my wife and I first married, we would often take walks around a beautiful water reservoir near our apartment in Louisville, KY. When we’d begin walking we wouldn’t always be in step with each other, so I’d do a little foot shuffle until my steps mimicked hers so we could walk hand in hand. … Continue reading Keeping in Step with the Spirit
Last Friday I blogged about the role of the Holy Spirit among the Trinity, today I want to continue on the Spirit but in terms of something too often neglected - the doctrine of illumination. But before we get into what illumination is see the connecting point between illumination and revelation. The Spirit’s inspired revelation … Continue reading Illumination: the Spirit’s Lifelong Ministry
In the modern Church it is easy to see that confusion abounds regarding the Person and work of the Holy Spirit. This confusion is most easily seen in the three groups most of us fit into. First, we have the Christians who seem consumed with the Holy Spirit. They interpret all of life through communing … Continue reading The Holy Spirit: Delighted Among the Trinity
In Exodus 31:1-11 we have a stunning scene. This is the one of the first instances in Scripture where we explicitly see the enabling work of the Holy Spirit, providing all things needed to obey what God commands. It says this: "The Lord said to Moses, “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, … Continue reading The Spirit Provides what God Commands
I often find it both curious and funny when we as Christians would answer questions differently than the Bible answers questions. Let me show you what I mean by asking you a question. What happens when the Holy Spirit comes in power? What do you think most Christians would say? "Lots of stuff that we … Continue reading What Happens When the Holy Spirit Falls in Power?
As theologians wrote on the Trinity throughout Church history the centrality of the Trinity has become clearer and clearer. One such trinitarian model, the psychological model, came to the surface. Joe Rigney does a wonderful job of explaining this view of the Trinity stating that “in the Godhead, there is God in His direct existence … Continue reading Jonathan Edwards & C.S. Lewis on the Holy Spirit