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Reflections on God's Missiological Purpose at Babel

Reflections on God’s Missiological Purpose at Babel

“At Pentecost an alternative to the imperial unity of Babel is created … Whereas the tower seeks to make people ‘not see’ and ‘not speak’ and sucks the energies out of the margins in order to stabilize and aggrandize the center, the Spirit pours energies into the margins, opens the eyes of small people to […]

The Purpose of Signs and Wonders in the New Testament: What Terms for Miraculous Power Denote and Their Relationship to the Gospel, Part 2, by Gary S. Greig

The Purpose of Signs and Wonders in the New Testament: What Terms for Miraculous Power Denote and Their Relationship to the Gospel, Part 2, by Gary S. Greig

  How the New Testament describes the supernatural can tell us a great deal about how we should see the miraculous.   Continued from Part 1 appearing in the Winter 2007 issue   III. Signs, Wonders, and Miracles Are Intended to Encourage Belief and Deepen Faith in Christ It is true that “signs do not […]

The Purpose of Signs and Wonders in the New Testament: What Terms for Miraculous Power Denote and Their Relationship to the Gospel, Part 1, by Gary S. Greig

The Purpose of Signs and Wonders in the New Testament: What Terms for Miraculous Power Denote and Their Relationship to the Gospel, Part 1, by Gary S. Greig

  How the New Testament describes the supernatural can tell us a great deal about how we should see the miraculous.   The year is 1906. A young sixteen year old girl named Henrietta Mears, living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has just had a painful accident. She somehow “jabbed a hat pin into the pupil of […]

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Purpose, Part 2

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Purpose, Part 2

  The second part of chapter four from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter Four Continued: Purpose, Part 2 Let us now move on to note how the gift of the Holy Spirit enables the performance of mighty works. The witness to Christ […]

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Purpose, Part 1

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Purpose, Part 1

  The first part of chapter four from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter Four: Purpose The central purpose for the gift of the Holy Spirit is power. The biblical term is dunamis—power, strength, might, force—and as the gift of the Holy Spirit, […]

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