Monthly Archives: May 2012

On Making a Prophet: Pentecost and the Church’s Mission, Part 5

And they were all filled with the Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. – Acts 2:4 The terminology of being ‘filled with the Spirit’ is found in the lxx, where it is … Continue reading

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On Making a Prophet: Pentecost and the Church’s Mission, Part 4

Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. – Acts 2:3 As a primal symbol fire possesses a superabundance of symbolic associations, rendering it difficult for us to discern the particular … Continue reading

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On Making a Prophet: Pentecost and the Church’s Mission, Part 3

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. – Acts 2:2 The context having been set in the previous verse, the events associated with … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Alastair's Adversaria:
Part 1 Now when the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. – Acts 2:1 In setting the scene for the events of Pentecost, Luke immediately…

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Originally posted on Alastair's Adversaria:
The following is the first in a series of several posts, exploring the prophetic role of the church and the meaning of the Baptism of the Spirit. The first chapter of the book of…

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On Making a Prophet: Pentecost and the Church’s Mission Series

I started posting a series of posts on the subject of Pentecost and the Church’s mission a few years ago, but never got around to completing the series before my old blog fell dormant. I thought that now would be … Continue reading

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The Psalms in Worship

Ben Myers has some wonderful thoughts on the place and importance of the Psalms in worship: I sometimes worry that our hymnbooks – where you have a more or less arbitrary selection of songs, arranged by various doctrinal and liturgical … Continue reading

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