These signs and wonders of the Holy Spirit will continue until the fulfilment of the trinitarian history of God . 324 , 325 3.4.2 The Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit Because Moltmann maintains that the Church should be understood ...
Christians are called to remove all obstacles to the embodiment of this fullness of truth and life bestowed upon the Church by the power of the Holy Spirit.« In the celebration of the Lord's Supper the catholicity and unity of the ...
Author: Mario Fischer
Publisher: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt
Kirchengemeinschaft – communio wurde zu einem Schlüsselbegriff ekklesiologischer Überlegungen in der Ökumene. Dieser Band dokumentiert ein Lehrgesprächsergebnis, das die Vollversammlung der GEKE sich 2018 zu eigen machte. Es zieht eine Bilanz der seit 1973 auf der Grundlage der Leuenberger Konkordie verwirklichten Kirchengemeinschaft und präzisiert das theologische Konzept von Kirchengemeinschaft unter Berücksichtigung der neuesten ökumenischen Diskussionen. Ferner diskutiert es die Herausforderungen, vor denen die GEKE als Gemeinschaft von Kirchen in Europa gegenwärtig steht, und zeigt Perspektiven für eine weitere Vertiefung dieser Gemeinschaft auf. Abgedruckt ist auch ein bislang kaum verfügbarer Text, der Vorüberlegungen zur Leuenberger Konkordie enthält und für das Verständnis ihres Modells wesentlich ist. Church communion – communio has become a key concept in ecclesiological deliberations in ecumenical contexts. This volume presents the result of a doctrinal conversation, adopted by the General Assembly of the CPCE in 2018, evaluating the church communion realised on the basis of the Leuenberg Agreement since its signing in 1973 and specifying the theological concept of church communion in the light of the latest ecumenical discussions. In addition, it contemplates the challenges that the CPCE currently faces as a communion of churches in Europe and suggests potential approaches to further intensifying this communion. This volume also contains a reprint of a previously scarcely available text revealing key considerations prior to the conclusion of the Leuenberg Agreement, which provides an invaluable tool for understanding this model of church fellowship.
15 These twin principles should govern the church that endeavors to be shaped in the image of the Trinity to ensure that the work of the holy spirit among its members takes place with peace and order, without confusion (1 Cor 14:29, ...
Author: Kevin J. Bidwell
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
A resurgence of Trinitarian interest gained momentum in the twentieth century and it is showing little sign of abating in the twenty-first century. This research endeavors to critically evaluate Miroslav Volf's ecclesial model for "the church as the image of the Trinity," one that he presents with the English title, After Our Likeness. Volf proposes a social doctrine of the Trinity, one that is heavily influenced by the theological writings of Jurgen Moltmann, and he puts forward that this nonhierarchical Trinity should be reflected in the structures and theology of the church. If Volf is correct, then a radical reshaping is needed for the church to conform to an egalitarian pattern, one that is "after the likeness" (Gen 1:26) of an egalitarian God. In this critical examination, Kevin J. Bidwell begins by stating the theological influences that are pertinent to Volf's thesis in After Our Likeness and the assumptions that undergird and inform his whole theological paradigm. An important theological excursus is offered to assess the theology of John Smyth, the first English Baptist, who is Volf's representative figure for the location of his own ecclesiology, the Free Church. A critical analysis follows of Volf's engagement with his two chosen dialogue partners who represent both Western and Eastern theological traditions: Joseph Ratzinger and John D. Zizioulas. Volf presents five theses for "the church as the image of the Trinity," which could be labeled as Volf's Free Church in the image of Volf's revised doctrine of the Trinity. This monograph offers extensive insight into the contemporary debate on the doctrine of the Trinity, but it also assesses many aspects of ecclesiology from both Eastern and Western perspectives.
His years of work as a psychiatrist and as a missionary in the Third World qualify him in a special way to analyze the experiences described in this book.
Author: John White
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
John White has extensively interviewed many people, including those from John Wimber's Vineyard Christian Fellowship. His years of work as a psychiatrist and as a missionary in the Third World qualify him in a special way to analyze the experiences described in this book. In addition he has thoroughly studied revivals of the past, highlighting the differences and the similarities to what is happening today. As always, John White remains thoroughly biblical as he handles many controversial topics. The result is a book full of pracitcal wisdom and remarkable insight with conclusions that are fresh and surprising.
72 J. Moltmann, The Church in the Power of the Spirit: A contribution to messianic ecclesiology, London: SCM, 1981, 336. 73 This is a quotation from Moltmann's exposition of the marks of the church that, according to him, is holy in ...
Author: Jürgen von Hagen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Business & Economics
An interdisciplinary study of the nature of money and its impact on our economic, social, political, legal and spiritual lives.
As you share your miracle stories, you actually release the spirit of prophecy and declare into the atmosphere, “The Jesus Who transformed my circumstance will do the same for you!” In this timely repackaged edition of Release the Power ...
Author: Bill Johnson
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
Tell your story to everyone and release the power of Jesus! …For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy (Revelation 19:10). Telling others about the miracles in your life makes God more real to them. As people hear about God’s supernatural acts, they start to expect and see the extraordinary happen in their own lives. As you share your miracle stories, you actually release the spirit of prophecy and declare into the atmosphere, “The Jesus Who transformed my circumstance will do the same for you!” In this timely repackaged edition of Release the Power of Jesus, Pastor Bill Johnson shows you how to: Release God’s power wherever you go by simply talking about His miracles Build a supernatural heritage by sharing stories of God’s acts Create an atmosphere of faith and expectancy for the healing power of Jesus Activate everything you have received from God through inheritance Your spiritual birthright is to experience and release the power of Jesus. Share your miracle stories and watch these prophecies of God’s power set your world on fire today!
The Believer is anointed by and with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38; 3:19:5:32; IJohn 2:2). One of the results of the anointing process is being enlightened (Ephesians 1:48); and, as Believers, our eyes are the window of the soul.
Author: Dr. Luis R. Lugo
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
No book of the Bible, and in particular the New Testament, has suffered more interpretational abuse than the book of Revelation. Here is a book that was written to comfort and relieve the fear of those under persecution and to give courage to the members of the redemptive society of God, but instead, it has become a book of fear, confusion, and distortion. This magnificent book, written to be read and heard and to give untold blessings (Revelation 1:3), has otherwise caused people to shy away from those blessings and comforts. Its promises are distorted and falsified and used to beget a concept foreign not only to the book but to the rest of scriptures.
16 here, the notion of the Body of Christ is central, expressed institutionally in both a physical and spiritual sense, ... This view of the Church is flawed when it locates the church in the power of the spirit entirely independent of ...
Author: Siobhan Garrigan
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
What is the place of corporate worship in theological education? Certainly it is not unexpected to have ministry students attending seminary chapel, but what are the expectations for the students who attend chapel? Is it to form their liturgical sensibilities into conformity with a particular worship tradition or style? Or is it to provide a safe place to try things that one would be reluctant to experiment with in congregational worship? Although common worship for ministry students is almost a given in all theological schools, there are few common understandings about it goals and purposes. Common Worship in Theological Education is the first book to address the theological, pedagogical, and political issues involved in the planning and execution of seminary chapel. It offers voices from across the theological and ecumenical spectrum about chapel, as well as involving multiple disciplines in the conversation. This volume provides the first comprehensive survey of the worship issues at stake in seminary education today. The essays in this collection provide the foundation for a productive conversation within a seminary faculty or among colleagues within a theological discipline. This volume makes the case that the chapel ought to have a seat at the table when the education mission of a theological school is being discussed. So pull up a chair and prepare for a fascinating conversation.