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“A” or “The” Holy Spirit?

Acts 1:1-21 I’m not going to blog about the Trinity even though this week’s text is about the Holy Spirit. It’s a foundational doctrine of the church that can’t be explained—which makes it curious why it’s foundational. Right now, questioning … Continue reading

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Bullying, Ego, and Centering Prayer

       I’ve been reading Marianne Williamson’s book A Return to Love and have some thoughts this morning about bullying and ego since she speaks about the ego being an opposing force to the Holy Spirit within.      People who bully or constantly … Continue reading

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The Ego and the Holy Spirit

  I’m reading Marianne Williamson’s book, A Return to Love: Reflections on A Course in Miracles. Today, she’s talking about how the ego within us is always seeking separation while the Holy Spirit within seeks oneness, the healing of our … Continue reading

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Born Again, and Again, and Again

John 3:1-17 Unless a person is born again, he cannot experience the kingdom of God. When I think of the kingdom of God, I think of a place where there is great love, and joy, and peace. It’s a good … Continue reading

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Pentecost – I get it!

John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 Has a light bulb ever gone on in your head when you realized a truth and you said, “I get it!”? That’s one way the Holy Spirit works. Martin Luther expressed a different understanding than most people … Continue reading

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Martin Luther and the Holy Spirit

Mark 1:4-11 I can’t say that I’ve ever heard a Lutheran preacher or seminary professor teach Martin Luther’s explanation of the role of the Holy Spirit. So I’m going to let Luther himself tell you from his sermon on John 14:23-31 … Continue reading

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A Side Order of Grits

John 7:37-39 I have done very little work with laying brick or stone to finish the outside of a house, or even to reinforce a mailbox post. So I don’t know very much about mixing the mortar or how to start … Continue reading

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Rivers of the Holy Spirit

John 7:37-39 I’m going back to a more narrative type of blogging rather than the short, poetic type prayers I’ve done lately. I don’t know what got into me. I suppose I followed an inner urge of the spirit. I’m … Continue reading

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