Let’s say you’re in this boat too: being convinced by Scripture and convicted by the Holy Spirit to step out, deeply burdened to see lost people in your neighborhood, bars, coffee shops, gyms, grocery stores, and schools meet Jesus. This means you have to think like a missionary—a mindset that requires both studying the culture you find yourself in, as well as engaging with it.
This week’s post breaks down Origen’s doctrine of the Holy Spirit into three categories. Next week’s post demonstrates how Origen’s pneumatology impacts a number of his key speculative doctrinal positions.
Gathering together on Sunday morning and then scattering out into the world the rest of the week is easy to do in a society that leaves Sunday alone. But we don’t live in that world anymore. We can respond to the change with guilt trips and increased separation from the community we live in, or we can make a few adjustments.
I rejected Christianity as a sophomore in high school, because I could not accept the answers that I was being provided with to really basic questions about the faith. This led to me speaking out against Christianity for the next four and a half years. However, after coming to the brink of suicide, I was challenged to explore what Christianity really teaches.
So then, what is unique about this volume? As Kapic notes, most textbooks on modern theology “are primarily arranged chronologically and/or around particular theologians or movements” (p. ix). While such approaches are of great value, they tend not to overtly explore the impact of modernity upon specific theological topics. This is precisely the gap that this work intends to fill.