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.

The Old Testament Twins We’ve ForgottenThe Old Testament Twins We’ve Forgotten
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?
Why Jesus doesn’t give a straightforward answer to questions about the greatest commandment.
When Satan Takes the High Road, We Take the Low RoadWhen Satan Takes the High Road, We Take the Low Road
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?
Perhaps a sailing analogy will help clear up the confusion.
Bringing a Tent Peg to a Sword FightBringing a Tent Peg to a Sword Fight
Why God sends his people into battle armed with the tools of everyday life.
You Shall Know Them by Their ClothesYou Shall Know Them by Their Clothes
What we learn about Bible figures from the clothing they put on, take off, and tear apart.
When God Makes Sunbeams Collide with Waterfall SprayWhen God Makes Sunbeams Collide with Waterfall Spray
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?
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?
Let’s ask the early church fathers.
Baptism Doesn’t Have to Be DivisiveBaptism Doesn’t Have to Be Divisive
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 PotterThe Best Retelling of the Jesus Story Isn’t from Narnia or Harry Potter
Our culture has produced plenty of fine remakes, but nothing beats the Old Testament prequel.
Our Spiritual Gifts Have an Expiration DateOur Spiritual Gifts Have an Expiration Date
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 HistoryThe Strange Encouragement of the Church’s Appalling History
The lives of our greatest heroes often undermined the gospel they so eloquently preached.
When God Fights Idolatry with Unconventional WeaponsWhen God Fights Idolatry with Unconventional Weapons
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’
How the New Testament offers a better, higher calling than the Declaration of Independence.
Why Jesus, Not Salvation, Is God’s Greatest Gift to UsWhy Jesus, Not Salvation, Is God’s Greatest Gift to Us
We’re too quick to see the What instead of the Who.
The Real Reason You Can’t Date JesusThe Real Reason You Can’t Date Jesus
When it comes to 'boyfriend' language, we draw the right conclusion for the wrong reasons.
What an Obscure Old Testament Figure Reveals about Us GentilesWhat an Obscure Old Testament Figure Reveals about Us Gentiles
There's more to the story of Obed-Edom.
Our Prayer Instincts Are BackwardsOur Prayer Instincts Are Backwards
What I learned about our prayers on a shaky flight to New Zealand.
Do Babies Go to Heaven?Do Babies Go to Heaven?
The Bible doesn’t explicitly say. Here is how I have come to answer.
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