I’m not talking about “fire tunnels,” where people walk in between two lines of people who place their hands on them and pray for them. Instead, I’m talking about when John the Baptist says Jesus “will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire” (Matthew 3:11 and Luke 3:16). What does this mean?
Sometimes I think Pentecostals should just give up on talking about Spirit baptism. Students are either confused or crying in my office because they want to experience it, but haven’t.
Yesterday I had a journal article published: “Changing Conceptions of Speaking in Tongues and Spirit Baptism Among Canadian Pentecostal Clergy,” with … More
Yesterday I received my copy of Third Article Theology: A Pneumatological Dogmatics (Fortress Academic, 2016), edited by Myk Habets. The … More
I recently read The New Canadian Pentecostals by Adam Stewart. I loved this book, so much so that I devoured … More
Following up on the October 2014 survey of PAOC credential holders, Adam Stewart and I had an article called “Theological Vitality … More
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you” (Acts 1:8). For some Christians, this text is all … More
All of the experiences of being filled by the Spirit (and Spirit baptism in particular) may be expressed with the metaphor of the intensity of the Spirit.
Speaking in tongues is not the only sign that a person has been baptized in the Holy Spirit. When Jesus … More
The PAOC (Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada) recently published a booklet entitled, Authentically Pentecostal: Here’s What We See—A Conversation, which is … More