It’s not every day you’re able to interview a monk. And it’s even rarer to interview him about bonsai trees. But Friar Gerard Gross has been in charge of bonsai cultivation at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit for the last twelve years, so he seems like the right person to chat with about the […]
The Creator has a specific plan for each person's life, and He's arranged our talents, abilities, and circumstances to fit with these individualized goals (Eph. 2:10). When we connect with our God-given purpose, we feel deep satisfaction and great joy. Show More Summary
An off-duty Pennsylvania State Trooper successfully delivered a baby at a convenience store parking. A Perry County woman is resting comfortably at Holy Spirit Hospital – after her newborn baby managed to convert what could have been a routine delivery into a wild ride. Show More Summary
Writing a column on social justice and peace offers me plenty of timely issues to choose from. And I always truly sense from God the exact issue he desires that I write on.
The unavoidable truth is that many Chrisitans are becoming desensitized to popular culture with movies such as "Fifty Shades of Grey." When the Holy Spirit no longer fills hearts and minds with a passion for purity and holiness, there is a general lack of conviction for turning away from impure thoughts and visions. Show More Summary
God's call on our life extends beyond the moment we receive salvation. He wants to develop Christlike character in us through the Holy Spirit's presence and power. Every believer is given this call to sanctification—God's intention is for all Christ-followers to be set apart. Show More Summary
The Holy Spirit High School in Atlantic County, New Jersey is under fire after costumes worn by students at a high school basketball game are having many call the school racist. The costumes, a monkey suit and a banana, were worn byShow More Summary
Students at Holy Spirit High School dressed up as a monkey and a banana taunted black basketball players during a game between Atlantic City and Holy Spirit High School last week, NBC News reports. The Holy Spirit High School basketball...Show More Summary
They were the holy trinity, Spock, Bones and Kirk—like the Brothers Karamazov of prime-time sci-fi, embodying mind (Spock/Ivan), heart (Bones/Dmitri) and spirit (Kirk/Alyosha), or at least that was how it was explained to me by a literary Trekkie I knew. That Spock, the pointy-eared half-Vulcan who viewed human irrationality and passion with humor, disdain and [...]
Here is a LINK to an excellent article by Attorney Will Sylianteng of the Doylestown office of WES Litigation that appeared in the February 17, 2015 edition of the Pennsylvania Law Weekly and is entitled "District Court Sanctions Attorney...Show More Summary
"Real Housewives of Orange County" alum Lydia McLaughlin said recently that she abruptly left the season 8 reunion show after receiving a message from the Holy Spirit.
The RHOC reunion for season eight turned dramatic when cast member Lydia McLaughlin stormed off set, and in her new book, the mother of three opened up about what led her to leave the RHOC reunion set so suddenly. On February 24, Radar...Show More Summary
“[W]e can say that union with Christ is the covenantal joining together of the elect to the incarnate Christ by the Holy Spirit in order for the elect to receive the benefits of redemption.” - Yes I just quoted myself. It is from a recent essay I wrote on why the incarnation is necessary for our union with Christ. Show More Summary
"But, really, ever since I was a child, I have felt the enveloping support and love of God and I have had the experiences on many, many occasions where I felt like the holy spirit was there with me as I made a journey. It didn't have to be a hard time. Show More Summary
• Is the future of Christianity in artificial intelligence? Reverend Dr. Christopher Benek explains why he thinks the holy spirit is NOT limited to humans and how robots can become pastors. • It’s the Friday Night Free-For-All!
A teenager has shocked doctors by recovering from what they thought was certain death. The whole episode has one physician calling what happened to 14-year-old John Smith a “bonafide miracle” and another crediting the Holy Spirit. Smith was reportedly pronounced dead for 45 minutes after falling through the ice and spending 15 minutes submerged in […]
A survey examining Americans' views on Christian theology revealed that, among even self-identified Christians, there is confusion or disagreement about the Holy Spirit. Is the spirit a force or a personal being? Is the spirit present...Show More Summary
As stated last week in part 3 on the Holy Spirit: some suggest that today's battle is not so much against liberals in the church, but against those who are "not open" to new prophecies and visions—those who "religiously hold to the written...Show More Summary
Even though there is flexibility and freedom, our experiences with God must align with the Scriptures and the character of God. "We should not interpret Scripture in the light of our experiences, but rather, interpret our experiences in the penetrating light of Scripture" (D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones).
As stated last week, I, like many Christians, tend to be "safely" conservative when considering the power of the Holy Spirit; however, Scripture clearly supports the miraculous work of the Spirit today.