I’ve noticed a growing practice within certain groups of the church, one in which the Holy Spirit is referred to as simply “Holy Spirit”, i.e., without use of the definite article “the”. For example, “Holy Spirit is our close friend.”Continue reading
Category Archives: pneumatology
The Passing of Gordon Fee
In 1966, Gordon Fee was the first scholar from a Pentecostal background to earn a doctorate in biblical studies. He championed the way of scholarship within the Pentecostal, charismatic, and new-charismatic churches.Continue reading
Baptized with the Holy Spirit & Fire: This Doesn’t Mean What We Think It Means
There’s a somewhat peculiar passage in the early chapters of both Matthew’s and Luke’s gospels. There we read about being baptized with the Holy Spirit and fire. This will be an act of the Messiah, Jesus, over and above John’s baptism in water. Here are the words in Luke’s account: Continue reading
Seven Reasons Why All Gifts of the Spirit Continue
I am one who believes that God still speaks today. You can call me charismatic. Or you can identify me by the more politically-correct, theological term known as continuationism. But I believe God still speaks-reveals-communicates today, as he always has done and will continue to do so forever.
Why would I believe such?
I list 7 reasons below: Continue reading
Dr. Craig Keener, professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, discusses the miraculous works of God today. He looks at both Scriptural arguments and church history evidence of such realities in a massive tome called Miracles (1200+ pages). You can also view short video bytes where some points are briefly looked at, these being more easily digestible. And, even more, Keener is one that was a bit more skeptical about miracles still being a part of life today. Needless to say, God slowly changed his mind.
Below is one of those short videos. Continue reading