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On the Spirit & spiritual gifts (bumper links edition)

Here is another collection of bookmarked reading. This time on the theme of the Holy Spirit. I’m not necessarily endorsing everything here although I do think there’s an awful lot of good stuff and it’s fairly obvious which way I lean on this one. On churches of the Spirit Moved by the Spirit: the phenomenal rise of Pentecostalism Why Charismatics Need To Study Theology Planting Word and Spirit Churches On the Spirit & church history Whatever Happened to Gifts of Language, Prophecy, and Healing? Particular Baptists and the Outpouring of…

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The Curiosity Index (03.05.2018)

The last man who knew everything A fascinating account of the incredibly prolific Sabine Baring-Gould. Well worth the 5-10 minutes it would take to read. Are You Addicted To Your Phone? (Take a Quiz to Find Out) I’m betting the answer is yes. Do not quench the spirit Sam Storms explains this thought-provoking phrase. Everything changes Simon Thomas explains his decision to walk away from a high-profile job in sports presenting to be a more present father. Well done. The Turkish Roots of Swedish Meatballs Meatballs are as Swedish as…

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Church 

A church empowered by the Spirit

At Grace Church we’re in a series looking at our convictions & aspirations when it comes to church & discipleship. It is about saying what we believe to be true and at the same time what we wish to be true for us (but may not always be the case). a church with the Gospel in the centre a people changed by grace This third session looked at what we mean to be a church empowered by the Spirit. All Christians, in some sense, are Spirit-filled people. No one is a Christian…

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Christian Living 

Devotional: An ever present helper

…the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. John 14:26 Sometimes when I think of the Holy Spirit, I only think of power, miracles and gifts of healing, or prophecy, etc. But there is another side to Him too. The Holy Spirit is also a Helper. A teacher. One who reminds us of God’s word. These characteristics don’t seem very glamorous, they could almost seem a bit mundane.…

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Book Review: Forgotten God

Forgotten God:Reversing the tragic neglect of the Holy Spirit is Francis Chan’s second book after Crazy Love (review here). As in his first book each chapter is followed by a short inspiring biography of Christians that have influenced Chan. Having read both his books now and begun watching the Crazy Love DVD with my life group, it’s clear I’m becoming a Chan fan. There’s one overriding concern that he has, western Christians are not living Christ-centred lives. We’re too comfortable and too busy doing whatever it is we’re doing but…

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