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Tom Swieringa on Cooperating in Intercessory Prayer
Tom Swieringa co-leads Wyoming Kingdom Enterprise Zone, a church multiplication initiative by Reformed and Christian Reformed churches in Wyoming, Michigan. He has pastored and planted churches in Iowa, Michigan, South Dakota, and Texas. In this edited conversation, he talks about cooperating with God in intercessory prayer, during worship and beyond.
Conversation | October 26, 2012
Coop's Column - Pentecost
Pentecost Sunday is a day to celebrate, with full-throated thanksgiving and joy, Jesus' sending of his Holy Spirit. And, Pentecost Monday and the entire succession of days during Pentecost season, are a time of summons and challenge. Pentecost season is a time for the church to remind believers of their daily, lifelong call to bear witness to their Lord and to engage in his mission.
Reflection | May 25, 2012
Steven R. Guthrie on How the Holy Spirit Makes Us Fully Human
Steve Guthrie founded the religion and arts major at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. For the first half of 2012, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship hosted Guthrie as a visiting scholar.
Conversation | May 01, 2012
Coop's Column - Spirit at Work: The Transformer's Instruments
God’s Word teaches that the Spirit employs four principal means for shaping Christians: Scripture, the sacraments, a person’s life experiences, and time.
Reflection | October 05, 2011
Coop's Column - Spirit at Work: The Transformer's Aim
The Spirit’s aim is to give people aim in life. He seeks to direct them along a path which shall enable them, at their life’s close, to have marked progress in learning Christ’s deeper ways, in growing to love him more and more.
Reflection | September 20, 2011
Coop's Column - Spirit at Work: Transformer
“The Holy Spirit is writing us into the revelation, the story of salvation. We find ourselves in the story as followers of Jesus. … Our task is to obey—believingly, trustingly obey.”
Reflection | September 20, 2011
Coop's Column - Spirit at Work: Guide
With “two hands,” said St. Irenaeus, third-century bishop of Lyons, God teaches and guides his people—with the Word and the Spirit. In the last column we focused on the Spirit’s role in writing the Word. In this column we look at the Spirit’s work in guiding God’s people as they read and apply it.
Reflection | September 01, 2011
Coop's Column - Spirit at Work: Revealer
How do we humans know what we know or, at least what we think we know? The question of knowledge is one of the most centrally important—and vexingly complex—issues facing humankind today, and cries out for a solid, appropriate answer.
Reflection | August 18, 2011
Coop's Column - Spirit at Work: Protector
The source of this sturdy confidence, this quiet tranquility and hope? It is anchored in the confident trust Jesus’ community puts in his promise to them: “Be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world.”
Reflection | August 05, 2011
Coop's Column - Spirit at Work: Illuminator
In order for God’s Word to achieve its Divinely intended purpose and effect, such an “Aha! That’s me!” response must happen within the hearts of those who read and hear it.
Reflection | July 18, 2011
Coop's Column - Spirit at Work: Exceptional
We focus on the Spirit’s work in creation—more specifically, on his act of creating each human being as a mirror of God.
Reflection | June 17, 2011
Coop's Column - Spirit at Work: Power to Make Our Lives Anew
When, as part of their Sunday worship, Jesus' followers join to declare, "I believe in the Holy Spirit," they’re saying a mouthful - a large mouthful.
Reflection | May 31, 2011
Songs for Pentecost & the Holy Spirit
A list of songs to use during Pentecost or sermons on the Holy Spirit
Article | May 12, 2011
Weekday Chapel: The Wind of the Spirit
Because the first Pentecost was such a dramatic multi-sensory event, with surprising sights and sounds and experiences, we celebrated it in worship accompanied by visuals and sound effects.
Worship Service | May 12, 2011
Coop's Column - Not as Orphans
To acknowledge that the Immortal God, the very Creator of the entire universe, is Father; and to affirm that this Father’s firstborn Son, Jesus Christ, once came to dwell on earth, to suffer, to die, and then to rise victoriously over death.
Reflection | May 11, 2011
Meeting the Holy Spirit through Preaching and the Arts
Learn how one congregation used sermons and group creativity to help all ages become alive to the Spirit and more fully celebrate Pentecost.
Feature Story | May 05, 2011
Worship: A Spring of Life and Shalom
Worship helps us answer fundamental questions of human existence regarding our identity, calling, main purpose in life, and how to be empowered for service to God?
Audio | March 22, 2010
Simon Chan on the Life of the Holy Spirit in the Church
Simon Chan says that bad worship produces bad theology, which leads to an unhealthy church. That's why he suggests that churches make more room for the Holy Spirit to work in worship. A feature story exploring the life of the Holy Spirit in the Church.
Feature Story | July 08, 2009
Rediscovering the Lord's Supper: Growing Deeper into the Gospel
A renewed theology and practice of the Lord's Supper can help believers grow into a deeper and multifaceted vision of salvation. Come and explore the ways in which the Lord's Supper illuminates the gospel as participation in Christ by the Spirit.
Audio | January 01, 2009
A Theological Understanding of the Liturgy as the Work of the Spirit
The intimate connection between the Spirit and the Church has deep roots in Christian tradition, such that the liturgy, i.e., "the work of the people," is also the work of the Spirit. This presentation will explore the relationship of the Spirit to the liturgy in terms of the Trinitarian economy and the Orthodox doctrine of synergy.
Audio | January 01, 2009