SPIRIT OF LIFE SERIES |
Churchly reflections on the Holy Spirit.
Who is the Holy Spirit? What does the Holy Spirit do? This series consists of theological meditations on the person and work of the Holy Spirit. How is the Spirit spoken of in the Old Testament? What is the Spirit’s agenda and manner of work in the world, the church, the scriptures, and of course in us.
The Spirit of Holiness
The Spirit of Life 1
The opening attempt at understanding the Personhood, Divinity, and Work of the Holy Spirit, considered especially through the eyes of the early Church.
The Spirit of Creation
The Spirit of Life 2
What is the role of the Holy Spirit in the natural world?
The Spirit of Yahweh
The Spirit of Life 3
How is the Holy Spirit spoken of in the Old Testament? What was the Spirit doing back then? How did Ancient Israel understand the Spirit of the Lord?
The Spirit of Christ
The Spirit of Life 4
What did Jesus Christ think of the Holy Spirit? What role did the Spirit play in the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth? What does a life lived completely “in the Spirit” look like?
The Spirit of Inspiration
The Spirit of Life 5
How do divine thoughts become human speech? In what sense is the Holy Spirit an author of scripture? What about the human authors? Some reflections on the nature of the Spirit’s work in the divine breathing-out of the scriptures.
The Spirit Promised to the Church
The Spirit of Life 6
Jesus promised a share of his own Spirit would come upon the Church. This edition of the Homilies of St. Asinus begins the transition from the work of the Holy Spirit in times past to the Spirit’s work in the life of the Church and the Believer by considering Jesus’ promises in the Upper Room discourse of John 13-17.
The Spirit of Sanctification
The Spirit of Life 7
What is the Holy Spirit trying to accomplish in us? What is the Spirit’s agenda? Is it a great mystery or can it be clearly understood? God has a wonderful plan for your life, and the Saintly Ass is here to tell you what it is.
The Spirit of Conversion
What is the Holy Spirit’s role in the act of conversion (what we often call “salvation”)? What happens in the human heart when someone expresses faith in Christ, and what parts of it are credited to the Spirit?