This past semester at Yale Divinity School I took a course titled “Moral Revolution and Social Change,” in which we analyzed how Christianity informs contemporary movements for democratic social change in the pursuit of justice. […]
Pentecost: A Church Called to Go Forth
What, if anything, does the great feast of Pentecost say to the Church today?
Where Two or Three Are Gathered: The Holy Spirit and the Blogging Community
If you have been following Daily Theology these past few weeks, you have seen that several members of our DT community have had the rare opportunity to share some time together. During the week of […]
The Power of Pentecost in a Broken World
Herein lies the power of Pentecost and God’s gift of the Spirit. Upon the reception of the Holy Spirit, the followers of Christ are liberated from their fears. They are no longer passive or afraid to confront the institutions of power. Instead, they go out to the peripheries, to proclaim God’s Kingdom and initiate new relationships of reconciliation and communion. We are called, like the apostles and Blessed Oscar Romero, to organize for the Kingdom.
Speaking the Language of God
For me, “speaking in tongues” has always been the most fascinating part of the Pentecost story in Acts 2. In “possessing” the Apostles and speaking through them, the Holy Spirit becomes extraordinarily visible. Even this […]
Oh the Movements of the Holy Spirit!
Karl Rahner once wrote, “Christians, for all their orthodox profession of faith in the Trinity, are almost just ‘monotheist’ in their actual religious experience. One might almost dare to affirm that if the doctrine of […]
Led by the Spirit
Today’s readings, two days after Pentecost, feature Jesus giving his disciples a mission. He tells them “You are the salt of the earth” and “You are the light of the world.” They are tasked with […]
Introducing Shark Week VI: Visions of the Holy Spirit
In academic theological circles, the phrase “theology of the Holy Spirit” is not often spoken; instead, the extremely fancy word pneumatology takes its place. Pneumatology comes from two Greek words, as so many things in academia do. […]
Spiritual Wisdom and the Foolishness of God
Daily Theology’s previous posts in celebration of Pentecost from Kevin Johnson and Kevin Ahern asked us to encounter the Spirit as a source of both humility and hope. Inherent in their reflections is the idea […]
In Silence, Humbly Beholding the Christ
It starts in a room of silence. A room where disciples are gathered together in fear, in worry and in prayer. An Inner Room where disciples behold the Christ in secret (Matthew 6:6). It is […]
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