Monday, March 19, 2007

And now for a word from our sponsors...

Well, I have all kinds of things to say in this whole predestination argument...but it's going to have to wait. Life has become absolutely nuts for the primary reason that it's production week for Godspell! Nonstop rehearsals since Thursday only broken up by classes, homework, and graduation planning. Not to mention looking for scholarships...

Anyway, my point is that I have decided to take a break from this blog for the next week, and possibly the following week as well. I'm sure that Claire, Peter, and Paul will still have many good things to say on the subject by then, plus I'll be able to do a little brushing up on what I believe in the meantime.

Just to clarify for Claire, I am an essentially Reformed charismatic, meaning that I hold to most of the basic tenets of Calvinism (i.e. TULIP), although I differ in many important respects (i.e. baptism), and I believe that the Holy Spirit is still active and gives miraculous gifts to the church. For a more detailed summary, click here.

Can't wait to see you all again in a few weeks! Pray for Godspell, with God's grace it will be quite a show!

3 comments:

Karyn said...

Have a great time with your play Sam!!!! I hope the performances go well (and that tech week won't wear you out too much!) I'm praying that your show run will be great and that it will touch many lives. So, break a leg!!



Ps. when you have a chance (so probably after Godspell closes) would you let me know more what you mean by miraculous gifts (i beleive this too, but i know there are many different interpretations of what this means so i was wondering what specifically you meant) thanx!

Sam B. said...

Karyn, if you check the link to the Sovereign Grace Statement of Beliefs and go down to the section entitled "Empowered by the Spirit", it will give you a good synopsis of what I mean.

Karyn said...

Thanks Sam, that helped a lot!! It's always exciting to find other people who beleive in the supernatual work of the Holy Spirit. when you've got more time, I'd love to talk with you and see how you would approach bringing up the gifts of the Spirit in conversations with more traditional Christians. I've been having a hard time doing that. As odd as it sounds, usually non-Christians are more open to the supernatural than those in traditional denominations (of course there are always exceptions, but you get the idea). So i'd love to hear any ideas you might have on how to bridge the subject.