The Self-Portrait of the Holy Spirit

It’s an old puzzle in Christian God-talk and prayer. “Father” and “Son” come preloaded with images and associations; “Spirit” feels a little harder to grasp. Sarah Coakley’s book God, Sexuality, and the Self: A... Read More...

Charism and Congregations

What does the concept of charism have to offer Protestant Christians looking for a church in a pluralistic modern era?

Seeking the Holy Spirit

I found the Holy Spirit when I was not seeking him — and in the most unlikely of places: an Episopal chapel.

A theology for Anglican church growth

There is a certain convenience in the assumption that decline is inevitable. Anglican disdain for church growth is ecclesiological palliative care.

Holy Spirit: Remembrancer

Refresh my memory, / With words of Moses and Jesus, / To help me follow your ways / And imagine your future.

The sound and the Spirit

Ascension and Pentecost represent two movements — the upward and the downward — of Luke’s “new Sinai,” the initiation and ratification of Christ’s new covenant.

Spiritual beauty

The creative and appreciative urge are the work of the Holy Spirit, which always has one job in a human life — to make us the creatures God intends.