Through a detailed historical analysis and retrieval of pro-Nicene trinitarian theology, Anatolios paints a portrait of how fourth century trinitarianism was deeply engaged with the biblical narrative and much more sophisticated than many of our contemporary categories for describing this history have recognized.
in Romans 8, Paul lays out some of the benefits the Holy Spirit offers to those who are in Christ — to those people to whom the work of Christ has been applied. One of these benefits is the intercession of the Holy Spirit on our behalf.
My speculation is that Jesus breathed on them, not to pour out the Spirit, but as one more proof that he was alive.
The world needs grace, which means it needs you.
Christ’s ascension is beautiful, but the power didn’t stop two thousand years ago.
How often do we still make our God an easy god? We can manipulate the theology of calling and vocation to make it a rubber stamp on our ambitions. We can cheapen grace until the very concept of sin seems old-fashioned.