Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pentecost and Ministry - A Conversation

Pentecost is at hand. Jesus has ascended (Acts 1) and the people of God are waiting to know what comes next. Are we open to what God is about to do? If the Spirit is unfettered and the story of Acts is transforming, what does that mean for us today. Could we be entering a New Great Awakening as Diana Butler Bass (Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening) suggests? These are the kinds of questions that Bruce Epperly and I talked about in an Energion Google Hangout.  Bruce and I speak specifically to our more liberal and progressive Christian compatriots who struggle with the idea of the Spirit and spiritual experience.

Our conversation centers on two books that deal with these issues.  The first is Bruce's book Transforming Acts: Acts of the Apostles as a 21st Century Gospel and my book Unfettered Spirit: Spiritual Gifts for the New Great Awakening, both of which come from Energion Publications.  So, as we move toward the coming of the Spirit, may this conversation prove to be a blessing.

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