Category: Biblical Theology
Fruit of the Spirit: Introduction
This blog introduces a sequence of separate blogs on the fruit of the Spirit.
Works of the Flesh (Part 6)
This one of a series of blogs on the works of the flesh, this one covering intemperate excesses and the damage they do to Christian witness and the practice of the charismata.
Works of the Flesh (Part 5)
Sixth blog on the works of the flesh, covering “Factions” and “Envy.”
Works of the Flesh (Part 4)
This blog continues treatment of works of the flesh that violate the second great commandment: rage, selfish ambition, and dissension.
Works of the Flesh (Part 3)
Works of the Flesh (Part 3) covers how violations of the second great commandment (Lev 19:18) compromise the exercise of the charismata.
Works of the Flesh (Part 2)
This blog deals with the forbidden religious practices of idolatry and sorcery.
Works of the Flesh (Part 1)
This treats the works of the flesh that can be classified as forbidden sexual practices.
“Flesh” versus “Spirit”
This blog introduces the background to Paul’s lists of works of the flesh and fruit of the Spirit. Lists like these can be found in Jewish background, elsewhere in the New Testament, and then in early Christian literature.
Deletions from & Coming Additions to My Blog
Housekeeping on my blog: I’ve just deleted some very long blogs on the works of the flesh vs. the fruit of the Spirit, and on the gifts of the Spirit. The content will be coming back on shorter blog at a time for the next couple months. And I’ve done more reflecting on all of the material since I first posted.
Spring up, O well!
A meditation on the Israelites’ celebration, “Spring up, O well!” (Num 21:10-18)