Risk & Reward: The Journey of Following Jesus

In Galatians 5:25, the Apostle Paul writes that we are to “walk by the Spirit.” The New Living Translation states we are to “follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.” Commenting on the Greek word stoicheō, which our English...
The Vocation of the Spirit: What’s your job?

The Vocation of the Spirit: What’s your job?

Perhaps the finest book on the Holy Spirit, apart from what we read in Scripture, is Clark Pinnock’s Flame of Love: A Theology of the Holy Spirit. I consistently find myself recommending it to people in my church, at conferences, and pretty much anywhere else I...

Come Holy Spirit, empower the Church for God’s Mission!

As a follower of Jesus serving the Lord as a pastor-theologian, I have come to love the intersection between the Spirit, the Church, and the Missio Dei. Wrapped up in the divine plan of the Trinity we find that the Father sent the Son who sent the Spirit who sends us...

Creating a Welcoming Culture for the Sake of New Guests

One of my favorite verses in the entire Bible powerfully articulates the profound beauty of the gospel and how that message should impact the way we relationally live our lives with those around us. Paul writes: “Therefore welcome one another as Christ has...