Spirited Life

Spirited Life is a collision between biblical reflection and charismatic practice, aiming to make people happier in God.

Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson is teaching pastor at King's Church London and author most recently of Spirit and Sacrament: An Invitation to Eucharismatic Worship (Zondervan). Follow him on Tiwtter @AJWTheology.

You Are What You Sweep
You Are What You SweepSubscriber Access Only
Why being made of dust is both terrifying and encouraging.
The Old Testament Twins We’ve Forgotten
The Old Testament Twins We’ve ForgottenSubscriber Access Only
Jacob and Esau get all the attention. Yet it’s another pair of brothers who reveal the heart of the biblical story.
All God’s Laws Are Equal. Are Some More Equal Than Others?
All God’s Laws Are Equal. Are Some More Equal Than Others?Subscriber Access Only
Why Jesus doesn’t give a straightforward answer to questions about the greatest commandment.
When Satan Takes the High Road, We Take the Low Road
When Satan Takes the High Road, We Take the Low RoadSubscriber Access Only
Why humility is one of the most effective tools for resisting the Devil.
Paul Says to ‘Be Filled with the Spirit.’ How Do We Obey a Passive Verb?
Paul Says to ‘Be Filled with the Spirit.’ How Do We Obey a Passive Verb?Subscriber Access Only
Perhaps a sailing analogy will help clear up the confusion.
Bringing a Tent Peg to a Sword Fight
Bringing a Tent Peg to a Sword FightSubscriber Access Only
Why God sends his people into battle armed with the tools of everyday life.
You Shall Know Them by Their Clothes
You Shall Know Them by Their ClothesSubscriber Access Only
What we learn about Bible figures from the clothing they put on, take off, and tear apart.
When God Makes Sunbeams Collide with Waterfall Spray
When God Makes Sunbeams Collide with Waterfall SpraySubscriber Access Only
Rainbows signify something more than a post-Flood peace offering.
Heard the One About the Jewish Man, the Roman Demon, and the Gentile Pigs?
Heard the One About the Jewish Man, the Roman Demon, and the Gentile Pigs?Subscriber Access Only
Exploring the multiple meanings behind a New Testament “political cartoon.”
Whatever Happened to Gifts of Language, Prophecy, and Healing?
Whatever Happened to Gifts of Language, Prophecy, and Healing?Subscriber Access Only
Let’s ask the early church fathers.
Baptism Doesn’t Have to Be Divisive
Baptism Doesn’t Have to Be DivisiveSubscriber Access Only
Despite our different methods, we’re all immersed in the same Christ.
The Best Retelling of the Jesus Story Isn’t from Narnia or Harry Potter
The Best Retelling of the Jesus Story Isn’t from Narnia or Harry PotterSubscriber Access Only
Our culture has produced plenty of fine remakes, but nothing beats the Old Testament prequel.
Our Spiritual Gifts Have an Expiration Date
Our Spiritual Gifts Have an Expiration DateSubscriber Access Only
Let’s rejoice in them—while looking forward to a time when they’re no longer needed.
The Strange Encouragement of the Church’s Appalling History
The Strange Encouragement of the Church’s Appalling HistorySubscriber Access Only
The lives of our greatest heroes often undermined the gospel they so eloquently preached.
When God Fights Idolatry with Unconventional Weapons
When God Fights Idolatry with Unconventional WeaponsSubscriber Access Only
A better way to read the bizarre story of Elisha and the bears.
The Bible Never Says ‘All Men are Created Equal’
The Bible Never Says ‘All Men are Created Equal’Subscriber Access Only
How the New Testament offers a better, higher calling than the Declaration of Independence.
Why Jesus, Not Salvation, Is God’s Greatest Gift to Us
Why Jesus, Not Salvation, Is God’s Greatest Gift to UsSubscriber Access Only
We’re too quick to see the What instead of the Who.
The Real Reason You Can’t Date Jesus
The Real Reason You Can’t Date JesusSubscriber Access Only
When it comes to 'boyfriend' language, we draw the right conclusion for the wrong reasons.
What an Obscure Old Testament Figure Reveals about Us Gentiles
What an Obscure Old Testament Figure Reveals about Us GentilesSubscriber Access Only
There's more to the story of Obed-Edom.
Our Prayer Instincts Are Backwards
Our Prayer Instincts Are BackwardsSubscriber Access Only
What I learned about our prayers on a shaky flight to New Zealand.

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Hashtags Hit Too Close to Home
Hashtags Hit Too Close to Home
Racism in America is a white person's sin issue that can only be resolved by white America.

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