What is the unforgivable sin in the Bible, and how does this blasphemy of the Holy Spirit relate to apostasy from Hebrews 6 and the sin unto death in 1 John 5? Dr. Ben Witherington explains in this Seven Minute Seminary video.
How do you see the Holy Spirit at work in the world? As the series continues Shane Claiborne, Maxie Dunnam, and Stanley Hauerwas share thought-provoking answers about the Holy Spirit's role. Shane Claiborne- founding partner of The Simple Way, author of several books including Jesus For President, a prominent social justice activist and speaker. “In John 14 Jesus talks about the Holy Spirit and he says: “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing… even greater things than these.” He then assures the disciples that, though he is leaving them in the flesh, the Holy Spirit will be with them – and live in them. This may be one of the most mysterious and wonderful miracles of all – God lives in us. The Spirit is not limited to our hands -- but the Spirit wants our hands. Paul writes, “The life […]
How do you see the Holy Spirit moving in our world today? This is the question that the Seedbed staff asked a number of present day witnesses from around the world, in a variety of backgrounds. In this series of posts, we'll share the answers of some influential followers such as N.T. Wright, Jon Acuff, Ben Witherington III, Scot McKnight, Shane Claiborne, and many others.
What is the solution for the decline of the United Methodist Church and much of mainline Protestantism? Peter Bellini explains the rich history of the charismatic in early Methodism and suggests that our cure might be a revived theology of the Holy Spirit and an understanding of spiritual power.
But to effectively serve Christ in the world, we must not merely be called holy; we must actually be holy. In today's article, Timothy Tennent helpfully explains how the pouring out of the Spirit at Pentecost provides the church with this needed holiness.
How do you see the Holy Spirit at work in the world today? In part five of this series, we feature the dynamic answers of Ben Witherington III, Al Gordon, Stuart Townend, Thomas Oord, and Amy Oden. Ben Witherington III– Professor at Asbury Theological Seminary, author of more than 30 books, and elected member of the prestigious Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas. “On where do I see the Holy Spirit working, I would say in the Middle East. Muslims are having vivid dreams of Issah, Jesus, even Muslims who've never read a Bible or had real contact with Christians. The Spirit is up to something, undercover, behind the scenes, imperceptibly, but nonetheless definitely.” Al Gordon –Services Pastor at Holy Trinity Brompton and co-founder of Worship Central, an international worship training and resource center. “Here in the UK and in other parts of the world where we are working, I see the Holy Spirit searching for servants […]
In this video interview, Larry Wood hosts Pentecostal scholar Frank Macchia as they discuss the connection between John Wesley and Pentecostalism. Among the topics are Wesley's Aldersgate experience and the commonalities between Pentecostal and Wesleyan spirituality. (Part III)
http://youtu.be/IwMD9azWsz8 Dr. Jong Chun Park, President of Methodist Theological Seminary, sits down with us in this Seedbed interview. Here he discusses the Kingdom of God, culture,...
Heather Celoria shares how the movement of the Holy Spirit does not always fit our expectations, but it is always right.
In remembrance of the coming of the Holy Spirit and the church's birth at Pentecost, Lo the Poet offers this reading of Acts 2:14-41.