Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

[A sermon on Acts 8:26-40, the Uniform Series text for Sunday, August 13, 2017.] What in the world are we supposed to make of this story? This peculiar story about a meeting, as it turns out, an appointment, arranged by … Continue reading

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Christian Doctrine (15)

Summary notes on Christian Doctrine1 Chapter 15, “What’s New? The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit”: Moving on to the next paragraph in the Apostles’ Creed, “I believe in the Holy Spirit.” The identity of the Holy Spirit is one issue. … Continue reading

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Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

A sermon on the Uniform Series text for Sunday, February 19, 2017, Galatians 5:1-18. The focus statement provided to Sunday school teachers has this to say about the text: “Rigorous self-discipline is appealing to some because it seems to promise … Continue reading

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Luke’s Charismatic Theology, Pt. 4

Notes on Chapter 4 of Roger Stronstad’s The Charismatic Theology of St. Luke, “the Holy Spirit at Pentecost – the Charismatic Community” – the Pentecost narrative has the same function in Acts as the infancy-inauguration narrative has in the gospel … Continue reading

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Luke’s Charismatic Theology, Pt. 3

Chapter 3 of Roger Stronstad’s Charismatic Theology of St. Luke focuses on highlighting Luke’s treatment of the Holy Spirit in the Gospel of Luke, and how that positions Jesus as a charismatically-empowered figure, who will then charismatically empower the church. … Continue reading

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Luke’s Charismatic Theology, Pt. 2

In chapter 2 of The Charismatic Theology of St. Luke, Roger Stronstad summarizes findings from an analysis of the Hebrew Bible’s narratives about the Spirit of wisdom or the Spirit of God. In Old Testament times, the Spirit appears in … Continue reading

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Stronstad on Luke’s Charismatic Theology

As part of this month’s study of Acts, I’m reading The Charismatic Theology of St. Luke:Trajectories in the Old Testament to Luke-Acts (2nd Edition), by Roger Stronstad. In the first chapter, he makes the methodological claim that In order to … Continue reading

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