“…He Repairs the Side of Adam”

Last week, when I was studying Mark's account of Jesus' baptism I ran across Hippolytus' (d. 236) comments on this most important event. Mark wrote that at Jesus' baptism, the heavens were torn open, the Spirit - as a dove - came down upon Christ, and the Father spoke his words of divine approval and …

Depersonalizing the Holy Spirit, Modalism, and Worship (Horton)

Michael Horton's recent book on the Holy Spirit is quite helpful in many ways. I was re-reading the opening chapter this morning and the following paragraphs were a good reminder for me. Here they are: Even in broader Christian piety, there is a tendency to treat the Holy Spirit as a force or source of …

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