Learning the Language of the Holy Spirit

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By D. Grace Duddy This post emerged out of the research from Duddy’s M.A. Thesis, entitled “Hand, Voice, and Heart of God: An Adaptive Shift from Process to Practice in Discerning Communities.”   Most congregations today have lost the language of the Spirit. While they proclaim the Spirit’s work through communities and individuals in the Bible, they have a difficult …

Discerning mission: The Holy Spirit’s new challenge and opportunity

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By Gary Simpson In his August 5, 2011, letter to the rostered lay leaders and pastors of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson highlighted the calling “to discern together” what the ELCA’s 2011 LIFT Report (Living Into the Future Together) confesses is our “missionary God.” It’s no accident that the Holy Spirit’s renewed call to apostolic …