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Wine, Part 1

Wine is mentioned in at least 240 Bible passages, but this week I picked a new favorite: As she kept on praying to the Lord, Eli observed her mouth. 13 Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving … 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 6: NT, Right?

After three posts and more than 4,000 words on the Old Testament (OT), you’re finally going look at the NT, Right? I can’t tell you how many people have asked me that question in the past couple of weeks. (I really … 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 2: Wind

Ruach. Pneuma. Spiritus. No, those aren’t magic words that Harry Potter could have used to turn Draco Malfoy into a mug of butterbeer, they’re the word ‘spirit’ in Hebrew, Greek and Latin. And what strikes me today about these words is … 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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