Tag Holy Spirit

John Calvin on Scripture: “The Letter Killeth”

Oft quoted, and always from the KJV for effect, is 2 Corinthians 3:6, "the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life." It is then claimed that 'Bible heavy sermons' or...

Three Critiques of Stuart Olyott on The Trinity

A few months ago I reviewed Stuart Olyott’s useful and short book, What the Bible Teaches about the Trinity. In that post I raised two areas where I felt the work fell...

The Holy Spirit's Ministry and Jesus' Humanity

  If you share a similar Christian tradition to me then I am sure you that have heard comments akin to these about the Holy Spirit, “He is the shy...

Doodle: The Dangerous Evangelical Assumption

It was as a teenager that I first encountered exegetical preaching. And it is significant, though not paramount, that I was converted under that model of preaching, as the Holy...

Jenson on Hegel: Philosophical and Trinitarian Principles for Relationships

Earlier this year, for my systematics course, we discussed the modern issues surrounding Trinitarian theology I got to work on as essay dealing specifically with the difficulties regarding our doctrine...

The Agency of Definitive Sanctification: Father, Son and Holy Spirit

The unfortunate result of writing a thesis is that you end up with a lot of material but not enough space for its inclusion. There is a great tragedy in...

The Spirit, Marriage and Adoption

To many of us "Spirit" is a colourless and vague word. The Holy Spirit is a faceless enigma beyond the grasp of our understanding. Yet, He - not "it" -...