Category Archives: Spiritual Gifts

Mike Bird’s Case for Spiritual Gifts Today

According to New Testament scholar Mike Bird spirituals gifts are for today.  Bird makes his case from 1 Corinthians 1:7. “If the spiritual gifts help the church in its life and mission prior to the parousia, and if Christ has … Continue reading

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Mark Driscoll answers Common Questions about the Spiritual Gifts

“So, we agree with the Cessationists that yes, certain gifts, at least, they’re going to cease. They’re going to cease,” added Driscoll. “Where we disagree with the Cessationists and we agree with the Continuationists is when they cease. We believe … Continue reading

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Which Augustine, Early or Late: Rethinking the Gifts of the Spirit for Today

Doing theology is something of a journey.  It’s rightfully, “faith seeking understanding.”  Like the early Augustine, I was once a cessationist: In the earliest times, “the Holy Ghost fell upon them that believed: and they spake with tongues,” which they … Continue reading

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Do not exclude the gifts from Galatians 5:13?

I’ve come to the conclusion that Paul’s letter to the Galatians is really about freedom in Christ.  And part of this freedom in Christ is to freely exercise the gifts of the Spirit. I know this understanding of Galatians 5:13 … Continue reading

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