Should Christians be searching for further Experiences of the Holy Spirit? (Weekly Word)

This summer I am going to dedicate each Friday to questions that students have asked me about God, faith and such.  Some of these questions come were forwarded to me from Christian students or their skeptical friends.  Others are questions that I have been asked in some way, shape or form many times.  I do … Continue reading Should Christians be searching for further Experiences of the Holy Spirit? (Weekly Word)

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Five Theological Orations by Gregory of Nazianzus

In my journey through reading Christian classics, I recently read Basil of Caesarea's On the Holy Spirit.  Basil was good friends with Gregory of Nazianzus, together with Basil's brother Gregory they are known as the Cappadocian Fathers.  Their writings were hugely influential in solidifying the doctrine of the Trinity leading up to the Council of … Continue reading Five Theological Orations by Gregory of Nazianzus

The Necessity of Physical Presence – Bonhoeffer’s Life Together (Walking with the Saints)

I just finished reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer's classic work on Christian community, Life Together.  It was fantastic, I wish I had read it ten years ago.  This book should be must read for seminary students (why wasn't I forced to read it in seminary?).  Over the next few weeks, I plan to share quotes from the … Continue reading The Necessity of Physical Presence – Bonhoeffer’s Life Together (Walking with the Saints)

Dreaming about the the Christian Community Could Do…(Part 1)

A few days ago a student asked me if I thought the church today could be like the church in the Bible.  After dispensing my usual sarcastic response ("You mean like the church in Corinth where people have all kinds of sexual immorality and get drunk at the Lord's Supper...yeah, we could probably do that") … Continue reading Dreaming about the the Christian Community Could Do…(Part 1)

On Campus at PSU Berks – Relearning at the Start of the Year

The first week of campus ministry is history!  As I mentioned in a post last week, I have already had some adventures with students!  Following that, last Tuesday night we had our annual care package handout.  Each year I invite local churches to donate care packages which we will then hand out to students.  I … Continue reading On Campus at PSU Berks – Relearning at the Start of the Year