Topic: Holy Spirit

Wisdom’s Call

June 21, 2021
The Wisdom of God (Sophia) calls the world into being, offers divine instruction, and following her ways leads to happiness.

The Role of Redemption

June 7, 2021
The Spirit’s role/function is redemptive. The Spirit redeems the suffering of the world, both personal and corporate.

Spiritual Sensation

June 1, 2021
The Holy Spirit is the experience of God’s present activity - for the individual, the church, and the world. God’s activity is experienced like we experience wind - we only…

Continual Creation

May 24, 2021
The Spirit gives birth to the church and continues to inspire the church’s very existence. The Spirit is continually creating the church.

This Is The Way

May 17, 2021
Jesus is “The Way” and calls us to follow, even when there is uncertainty about what God is doing and when. The assurance of the Ascension comes from Jesus assuring…
Young woman practicing breathing in a yoga position.

The Air

September 21, 2020
Wind (air) is a metaphor for the Holy Spirit, a life-giving presence that moves within, among, and around us. 
Good Samaritan painting by Paula Modersohn-Becker

The Good Samaritan

July 6, 2020
The Samaritan was called “good” because he showed mercy to the one who was injured; his acts of compassion made him a neighbor even though his ethnicity made him a…
Art depicting the dove descending on the disciples on the day of Pentecost

What Does This Mean?

June 2, 2020
The way the Holy Spirit moves among us can be perplexing and sometimes elicits skepticism; it is hard for us to believe that God is so generous with God’s Spirit.
Art depicting the Ascension of Christ.

Aldersgate

May 25, 2020
John Wesley went to a Moravian group meeting “reluctantly,” feeling like he had failed - and the Spirit warmed his heart and empowered him to launch the Methodist movement.
Iconic image of the Woman at the Well

Where Is It Going?

March 24, 2020
The "compartments" in which we have placed ourselves are artificial. The divisions among various expressions of church are deteriorating, and a new eclectic theology is emerging.
Photo of dandelion seed blowing in the wind.

Where Did It Come From?

March 16, 2020
Reform happens in cycles, and all this has happened before. This season is really just a part of the natural seasonal life of the church.
Artwork of Jesus' baptism with the Holy Spirit descending as a dove.

Close Encounters of the Holy Kind

January 15, 2020
Close encounters, of the holy kind, occur regularly. Described by some as 'thin places;' sometimes we notice; more often we don’t. Life is like that, holy moments, come and gone.…