At the risk of being misunderstood, my identity as an artist held off anything that referred to the world of the shamans and their spirits, the spiritual and the holy space, and the life of the dream body and dream world. My outer and inner life can, however, no longer accept such one-sidedness, indeed such ignorance and arrogance. Show More Summary
I HAVE THE POWERRRRRRRRRRR! So, what's Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran Mike Swick been up to lately? Less than a year removed from his mixed martial arts (MMA) comeback, a spirited but losing effort to Alex Garcia at UFC...Show More Summary
Occasionally, I have heard Pentecost called the Church’s birthday. There is truth in this understanding; the day on which the Apostles received the Holy Spirit is necessarily, at least, a new beginning: When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise [...]
The Church of Holy Spirit in Žehra, Slovakia (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Admittedly, it is not very often that I read an opinion piece by a self-identified Christian who makes multiple references to some sort of "Holy Spirit" in said opinion piece and find myself in agreement with much of what he or she is saying. Show More Summary
The Victoria band sends us a soothing number with Biblical themes.
M ost people only know Pentecost as a Christian holiday, one that commemorates the day when the Holy Spirit fell on the apostles and disciples of Christ as they gathered in the Upper Room after the Ascension. While the apostles and disciples remained in Jerusalem out of obedience to Christ (cf. Show More Summary
On this day all the nations saw incredible things in the city of David, when the Holy Spirit came down in fiery tongues, as Luke, one who discoursed of God, declared. For he sayeth: When the disciples of Christ were gathered together,...Show More Summary
Whit Monday is a public holiday in many European countries including my home country Germany, a day to celebrate the biblical event when the Apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues. It is of course a coincidence that in 2016 this day, May [...]
There’s a phrase that I think I first heard used in some Christian and Missionary Alliance settings about the gifts of The Holy Spirit: “Open, but cautious.” Simply put, it represents people who are open to Spirit-led expressions of faith and doctrine but with the caveat of keeping their eyes wide open (or perhaps having […]
On Sunday, some religious denominations will celebrate Pentecost, and while many people only know so much as the commemoration of the Holy Spirit's coming to Jesus' followers in the early days, there are actually some very interesting facts about the holy day.
A fearless leader is not absent of fear, he/she embraces fear with courage. Christian leaders, though faced with the same challenges as any other leader, overcome fear through the Power of the Holy Spirit, knowing that God will never leave them or forsake them. Show More Summary
"The artist... must consecrate all his toil to the holy spirit of art — such toil is holy, chaste, and demands single-heartedness."
After Salvation ( born again), we are now a new creation. God in us ( Holy Spirit dwells). Our sins have been forgiven and we grapple with that reality as we still continue to sin. Some may think, "I have been saved so I can live as I choose while others, still carry the burden of condemnation; feeling like they don't measure up. Show More Summary
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! (Galatians 5:22,23) Benjamin Franklin set...Show More Summary
The apostle Paul had a remarkable handle on the relationship between faith and works. He fully understood "the obedience that comes from faith." (Romans 1:5) The Holy Spirit inspired Paul to write letters clearly explaining justification and sanctification.
Catholics celebrated the Feast of the Annunciation on Monday, when the Virgin Mary said “yes” to God and Christ was conceived in her womb through the power of the Holy Spirit. But at the University of Notre Dame, a number of students spent Monday night on campus listening to former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis […]
Herewith, some definite decouplings of rock and roll from sex and drugs. Norman Greenbaum, Spirit in the Sky Johnny Cash, Personal Jesus. This is one powerful song. Johnny Cash, Redemption Clapton and Winwood, Presence of the Lord. Why is Clapton...
Nothing in life is like freedom in Christ. 1. By the Holy Spirit’s empowering (Romans 8:9-13), you can walk in the freedom Christ has provided you with from sin and the encumbrances that weigh you down (Hebrews 12:1-2). (11) 2. I have...Show More Summary
The New Testament presents a stark contrast between "walking in the Spirit" and "walking in the flesh." The first approach flows in the power of the Holy Spirit. The second approach is dominated by sinful desires. One way of living satisfies your soul and pleases God. The other way of living makes a person restless and is offensive to God.
Alec Ndiwane, a self-proclaimed prophet with the Zion Christian Church, believing that "the Lord wanted to use me to show his power over animals," attempted to challenge a pride of lions. The Holy Spirit failed to intervene, however, and Ndiwane sustained "major damage to his toilet sitting tool," according to GhanaWeb.