It is hard to find a Christian who doesn't know allot about God. We have plenty of information about Him. Ironically, it is almost as hard to find a Christian who can tell you of a recent encounter WITH God. My point is that there is a difference between knowing about God and knowledge OF … Continue reading Quote from Walt Whitman
Although this blog deals, in a new way, with the relationship in the Christian life between character and giftedness, it might be helpful to read my last blog before reading this one. In it, I suggest that the Christian walk is an act of balance between advancing our Christlike character on one hand and our … Continue reading What is the difference between fruits and gifts?
“I took a team to Murmansk to do an outreach with the brand-new Youth with a Mission base there. We arrived in Moscow the day that Yeltsin was facing the attempted coup in Red Square. It was a very exciting time to say the least. The town that we held our meetings in was a … Continue reading What do you think about supernatural evangelism on mission trips?
In this blog I will explore the relationship between character and giftedness. Another way of describing it would be “the relationship between supernatural power and holiness”. Yet another way of expressing the issue is to differentiate between the fruits of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The distinction is important because … Continue reading What about supernatural power and holiness?
“Many years ago, while in the first bloom of our new experience of the supernatural power of God, our city was hosting an annual psychic fair. Psychics and mediums, witches and warlocks, gurus and mystics all came together to spend three days advertising their powers. It was no small fair. It filled one of our … Continue reading Let’s Talk about Supernatural Evangelism to the Occult Community
I was an evangelical intellectual. My Christian formation after making Jesus my Lord at the age of 28 was through the influence of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, an intellectual lot in the best sense of the word. I had no interest in, or understanding of, the Holy Spirit, beyond that He was the spooky part of … Continue reading Let’s talk about the supernatural impartation of the gift of teaching