Tag Archives: The Spirit of God

The heartbeat of the world

: I understand the traditional language of the church and the doctrine of the Trinity. But those doctrinal formulations don’t really help us to distinguish this holy Spirit from all those other spirits and passions and self-deceptions driving the world. Continue reading

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The breath of God

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” –John 20:21-22 Continue reading

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Learning everything

Where does a child learn hate? I look at this picture of a young man before a Nazi war flag and I can’t help but wonder about the path that brought him there. What would it mean to be taught by God? What would it take for us, having learned all we know from the society around us, to start over to be instructed by the Holy Spirit? Continue reading

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All flesh

I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. Even on the male and female slaves, in those days, I will pour out my spirit. –Joel 2:28-29 Continue reading

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As the waters cover the sea

They will not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain; for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. –Isaiah 11:9 Continue reading

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