H. Mayne Young, a Church of England cleric, was living in colonial India in 1906 when he saw a Bijli, or evil spirit. A wandering holy man had warned him not to use water from a certain tank, but he ignored that warning and used it to bathe. Show More Summary
Whenever religious fundamentalists speak in tongues or pass out because they are overcome with the holy spirit, we wonder are they for real? Is it just peer pressure from other religious folks that makes them get into it or is JesusShow More Summary
The 2018 Brooklyn Folk Festival happens April 6-8 at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church and features Hurray for the Riff Raff, R. Crumb with The East River String Band, Spirit Family Reunion, John Cohen with the Down Hill Strugglers, Elizabeth Mitchell & Suni Paz, Innov Gnawa, and lots more. Continue reading…
A few years ago, I ran a post at Christianity 201 where the author Michael Patton gave seven reasons why he believes that the gifts of the Holy Spirit have not ceased to operate. This is known as the continualist position or continuism. The opposite is the cessationist position or cessationism. Patton had blogged just […]
O Holy Night O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of the dear Saviour's birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining. Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth. A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a...
Technically! Is Christianity based on a technicality?!I found that quote in "Hillsong Unites Believers and Those Old Agnostics John, Paul, George and Ringo/More than a thousand worshipers attended a Pentecostal singalong whose set list...Show More Summary
The explicitly Christian prayer was offered “in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
Here's the thing, Justin Bieber could probably kick your ass. We know it's tough to come to terms with, but if you don't believe us just check out this video of the Biebs throwing punches after church. You know he looks fast. Admit it. Before you…
Indeed, when the most holy Gregory poured forth prayers to the Lord, that he might give him the gift of music for the chants, then the Holy Spirit descended upon him in the likeness of a dove, and enlightened his heart; and so at last...Show More Summary
Q: What exactly is the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit which cannot be forgiven? First we should look at the Bible references to the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit: “All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. Show More Summary
Early risers in the East Bay area of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, and other locals who, in the quasi-penitential spirit of Advent, are willing to rouse themselves before dawn on a Saturday morning, may wish to attendShow More Summary
Q: What is your perspective on the possible correspondences between the Holy Trinity and the human trinity of body, soul and spirit? Our eternal spirit which is one with the Father “is” the father in our trinity. The higher bodies which...Show More Summary
Just as the sun shines and the day brings light, the stream irrigates the soil and rain waters the earth, so the heavenly Spirit pours himself into us. St. Cyprian of Carthage
From the Roman Breviary of 1529, the continuation of the sermon for the feast of All Saints. We must certainly believe that the blessed Mother of God and ever-Virgin Mary, the temple of God, the shrine of the Holy Spirit, Virgin before, during and after the birth (of Her son), has a part in the present solemnity, along with the (other) virgins. Show More Summary
Ira Gerhart finally found a place last year to fulfill his yearslong dream of opening a brewery: a 1923 Presbyterian church. It was cheap, charming and just blocks from downtown Youngstown.
by Autumn Leva What if we said: Pastors should be free to follow their conscience and the leading of the Holy Spirit as they lead their congregations. We’d all agree, right? But what about “controversial social issues” such as the sanctity...Show More Summary
The latest manifesto of black American activists is said to have come from the Holy Spirit. But, well, maybe not.
Here’s the launch trailer of Fight of Gods, a fighting game putting various deities in an arena for a fight to the death! Your prayers have been answered! For the first time ever, gods, holy spirits and mythological characters from around...Show More Summary
Phaedra Parks channeled her inner Whoopi Goldberg and rocked her little heart out in the house of worship. The 'RHOA' star hit up the Atlanta Dream Center for a Friday night service that also doubled as the album release party for h...