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Tag = ‘holy-spirit’


Mar 2008
25

Resurrection Life

On Sunday I preached on the final day of the college mission to Larkhall, Bath.   The text of the sermon can be found here . Rather than preach directly from a passage, I preached on the meaning ..

Dec 2007
30

Gift(s) of the Spirit

This topic has been mulling over in my mind for a long time.   Since the ‘rediscovery’ of charismatic gifts and the phenomenal growth of the Pentecostal church, I suppose it has been a hot topic for ..

Dec 2007
9

Barth on Human Wickedness

This was originally published as a comment on another blog (edit: which has since been closed down) by Hueston Finlay on 13 May 2006. The author asked: ‘And what is the difference between the wickedn..

Dec 2007
5

Biblical Ethics?

This was originally published as a comment on another blog (edit: since closed down) on 27 April 2006. The author asked: ‘How, though, can the Bible be used to help towards ethical understanding?’ ..

Dec 2007
2

‘Interesting’ Service

I went to a service in an Anglican church this morning. We prayed for the souls of the dead, said that the bread and wine ‘will become’ Jesus’ body and blood, sang the wrong words to In Christ Al..

Nov 2007
10

Barth on the Trinity

Barth, subtle as always:   All theological favouritisms are... forbidden: the one-sided belief in God the Father which was customary in the Enlightenment; the so-called Christocentrism which Pi..

Mar 2007
1

The Spirit and Discipline

I had a fascinating discussion today with three other guys. We were talking about how to preach about holiness and drunkenness, without being judgemental. We talked about two dangerous opposites t..