Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

The (Other) S-Word: Done?

Over the past five months, I’ve written more than 13,000 words in 10 blog posts on the topic of the Holy Spirit. I think that might be enough. Not because I’ve provided (or even acquired) a fulsome understanding of the … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 10: Filled

Today is Pentecost, which according to some is the second-most important Sunday in the Christian year (after Easter). But in a lot of churches, it just feels a lot like any other Sunday. That’s too bad, and a lot of … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 9: Holy Hitchhiker

I know I’ve promised to spend some time on Pentecost in this series, and we will get there. But for today, let’s jump ahead a bit to one of my favorite stories in the entire Book of Acts: Philip and … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 4: Double OT

The (Other) S-Word appears a lot more in the New Testament than the Old, but there’s easily enough Spirit-related material in just the Old Testament to fill a whole book. I barely scratched the surface in Part 3 of this … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 3: Going into OT

As I said in Part 1 of this series, while the Holy Spirit came to stay at Pentecost, He’s been involved in the biblical narrative and the lives of human beings since Day 1 – literally. Having said that, there’s … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 1: For the Birds

Spirit. Considering the significance and prominence of this word in the Bible, it’s a little surprising that I haven’t already explored this six-letter bombshell in the Words  series I began last January. In hindsight, it seems a little backwards that … Continue reading

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Melchizedek the Mysterious

Last week, we looked at a fairly obscure Old Testament character named Balaam – a man who wasn’t affiliated with Israel or any of the patriarchs or tribes associated with it, and yet he was a Prophet of Yahweh. Today, I’d like to do … Continue reading

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FireWater Part 1

How can our God be a Consuming Fire (Hebrews 12:29), and yet be the source of Living Water (John 4:10)? I’ve had fire and water on the brain (there’s gotta be a better way to say that) in recent days, … Continue reading

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The A-Word, Part 4

A few days ago, I concluded the first instalment in this A-Word series with the following sentence: God is. Period. My point was to suggest that, not only is this sentence complete without further verbiage, but the adding of further verbiage dilutes the … Continue reading

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Breath

“She breathed on me! A dead person breathed on me!” When ‘80s tweenager Audrey Griswold (Dana Barron) shrieked that line in National Lampoon’s Vacation 30 years ago, it was both hilarious and absurd, because – obviously – dead people don’t … Continue reading

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