Tag: The Holy Spirit

Acts 21: 1-26 Does Paul ignore the Holy Spirit?

This passage presents a real challenge to what I’ve been thinking and saying about blaspheming against the Holy Spirit. Ever since reading Luke 12,...

Acts 19 – 20.16 Sleep and Riots

This is a very long reading, the longest I think we’ve gotten in Forward Movement’s arrangement of Luke and Acts daily readings. The riot...

Acts 16:1-15 Lydia and the Holy Spirit

A friend recently asked me whether the Holy Spirit worked through nudges and intuition. I was quick to point out the moments when the...

Acts 11:1-18 The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Peter has just done a very surprising thing, and Luke is lavishing attention on it, as is Forward Movements calendar of readings and devotions,...

Acts 8:9-25 Simon Magus

Simon of Samaria, known to the Christian tradition as Simon Magus, is one of those rare characters in scripture who have a particular sin...

Acts 6:1-7 The First Order of Ministry

Already there were two social identities at odd with each other within the community of the disciples, those who identify as Hebrews and those...

Luke 11:1-13 The Holy Spirit Will Be Given to You

When my mother was in the hospital, I disliked the chaplains who came to pray beside her bed. Some of them were friends, and...

Luke 1:1-56 Suddenly the Spirit is Talking to Everybody

The Holy Spirit pours into the beginning of Luke’s Gospel, embodied by angels and the singing, leaping responses that human beings make to them....