A Fresh Wind Blows: It’s Time to Raise Your Sails

A Fresh Wind Blows: It’s Time to Raise Your Sails

Pentecost was on my mind as I drove across the Tennessee River and caught a glimpse of a marina populated with yachts, fishing boats, speedboats and a few sailboats. It was a picturesque scene of colorful sailboats gliding across the backwater as they were powered by...
Exploring a New Way to Understand the Holy Spirit

Exploring a New Way to Understand the Holy Spirit

With Pentecost around the corner, I think it’s time we address the third wheel of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit. We seem to have a clear explanation for who God is and who Jesus was, even though I doubt anyone really has those answers pinned down with 100% accuracy. If...

Can the Holy Spirit Make You Do Weird Things?

Baptists – and other ecclesial kin – have been a bit suspicious of the Spirit. In a conference in a church in Missouri a few years ago, I asked persons to write down their questions about the Holy Spirit. One honest soul wrote, “Can the Holy Spirit...