Talks on Charismatic Gifts: Prophesy
Recently I spoke on the topic of Prophecy at a Uniting Church resource day on the charismata, the spiritual gifting noted by Paul in 1 Corinthians 12 & 14.
I’ve become particularly interested of late in pneumatology – the theology of the Holy Spirit – with a particular focus on the charismata, and implications for Christian mission.
Having been raised in a Pentecostal tradition, where charismatic ministry is the norm, and against which I strongly reacted for a period of time, it was another good chance for me to outline (briefly) a clear explanation of role of this ministry in the church today.
As I mentioned in the talk, this whole subject can polarise people based on their experience of excess or ignorance.
It’s why this series, co-ordinatored by NT scholar Rev Dr Vicky Balibanski, has been a fascinating mix of excellent teaching and practical ministry.