The Church and the Holy Spirit

“Through the Spirit the church becomes for the world Christ’s body, the way the world is given continuing, bodily assurance that Jesus Christ is Lord.” — Hauerwas and Willimon,¬†The Holy Spirit¬† We live out the presence of Christ every day. We have the opportunity to bring the presence of Christ into this world… in power.Continue reading “The Church and the Holy Spirit”

The Holy Spirit and prayer

That the Holy Spirit “will teach you everything, and remind you” of all that Jesus said is immensely reassuring. None of us is born Christian. We must learn the faith, and in the Holy Spirit we see that God loves us enough to teach us all we need to know to be with God. JesusContinue reading “The Holy Spirit and prayer”

Holiness, Prayer, and the Holy Spirit

“Prayer is the crucial practice through which we are drawn into the life of the Trinity.” — Hauerwas and Willimon, The Holy Spirit In Romans 8 Paul talks about the Spirit interceding for us with deep groanings. With prayer, partnered with the Spirit, we are caught up into the life of God. “To be soContinue reading “Holiness, Prayer, and the Holy Spirit”