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Welcome, Holy Spirit: A Theological and Experiential Introduction

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Overview

As the renowned scholar Thomas Oden noted, “No subject of Christian teaching is more prone to fanaticism and novelty and subjectivism than that of the Holy Spirit.” The Bible’s own metaphors for the Spirit are as elusive as they are evocative—wind, oil, flame, water, dove—making pneumatology a mysterious study. But shying away from the topic is no solution.

Gordon Smith encourages us to seek both fresh understanding and fresh experience of the Spirit through openness to learning more, no matter what our theological tradition. In this way, as we hold biblical convictions firmly but gracefully, the guiding principles of discernment and humility will help us intentionally live Spirit-responsive lives day by day.

Welcome, Holy Spirit is a much-needed master class with a trustworthy and encouraging teacher. How can we cultivate an understanding of the Holy Spirit that helps us experience the presence of the Spirit in worship, in witness, in joy and sorrow, in seasons of blessing and times of difficulty alike, all the while honoring the fullness of the Trinity? That is the objective of the reflections in this book: an attentiveness to the Spirit, not to replace Christ as the focus of our lives and worship but to bring us truly into the presence of the living and ascended Lord.

It is to this end that we pray, “Welcome, Holy Spirit.”

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  • Encourages readers to seek both fresh understanding and fresh experience of the Spirit
  • Explores how an understanding of the Holy Spirit helps us experience the presence of the Spirit
  • Helps to bring us into the presence of the living and ascended Lord
  • Introduction
  • Prelude: Images and Metaphors for the Holy Spirit
  • The Spirit in the Gospel of Luke and Acts: The Ascension and Pentecost
  • The Spirit in the Gospel of John: One with the Father and with the Son
  • The Spirit and Creation
  • The Spirit and Christian Initiation
  • Interlude: “Holy Spirit Experiences”
  • The Spirit and Transformation: From Beginnings to Maturity in Christ
  • Interlude: The Spirit, Prayer, and the Ministry of Spiritual Direction
  • The Spirit and the Word
  • The Spirit and the Church Local
  • The Spirit and the Church Global
  • Conclusion: A Call to Intentionality
  • Title: Welcome, Holy Spirit: A Theological and Experiential Introduction
  • Author: Gordon T. Smith
  • Publisher: IVP Academic
  • Print Publication Date: 2021
  • Logos Release Date: 2021
  • Pages: 183
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Reader Edition
  • Subjects: Holy Spirit › Biblical teaching; Spirituality › Christianity
  • ISBNs: 9780830853892, 9780830853885, 0830853898, 083085388X
  • Resource ID: LLS:WLCMHLYXNTRDCTN
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2023-04-12T19:17:44Z
Gordon T. Smith

Gordon T. Smith (PhD, Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University) is the president of Ambrose University and Seminary in Calgary, Alberta, where he also serves as professor of systematic and spiritual theology. He is an ordained minister with the Christian and Missionary Alliance and a teaching fellow at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of many books, including Institutional IntelligenceCourage and CallingCalled to Be Saints, and Evangelical, Sacramental, and Pentecostal.


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