Speaking in Tongues and the Importance of the Bible So you want to learn about speaking in tongues, right? Or maybe you want to learn how to speak in tongues. Well, though you may be tempted to jump in, say a few tongue-twisters, work through the alphabet backwards until you start speaking in unknown syllables, […]
Published on June 6, 2014, at huffingtonpost.com/jack-levision. I expected the shock of an earthquake—not a shooting. In fact, they’re retrofitting our oldest building, Alexander Hall, to prevent earthquake damage. How do we retrofit Otto Miller Hall lobby, where yesterday’s shooting took place? Erase the memories? Sure, we can remove the blood-stained carpet, paint the blood-splattered […]
Published June 5, 2014, at patheos.com/blogs/spiritchatter. Huge Gap Threatens the Church, the headline should read. Or Earthquake at the Foundation of the Church, as the Global South, rife with Pentecostals, separates from the mainline churches of Europe and North America. Or how about The Church is Dead, but Don’t Tell the Pentecostals! These headlines probably […]
The Heart of Darkness [Job] has lost everything: his sons and daughters, his livelihood, his house, and now his health. He is all alone, scraping his wounds with the sharp-edged fragments of clay pots. Yet he is not alone. He is accompanied by friends, inquisitors really, who are keen to discuss with eerie dispassion how […]
“This deep biblical and historical investigation is not merely an academic exercise. As we learn in the course of the discussion, Levison has a bold commitment to contemporary Christian life. He wants to engage not only the academic world, but religious leaders in a way that can open up new avenues of conversation that can […]
Jack will be talking about his new book Inspired: The Holy Spirit and the Mind of Faith at the Search for Meaning Festival on February 15, 2014, at 3pm. He’s one of several authors sharing their unique perspectives on what brings life meaning. Don’t miss it!
Published at patheos.com/blogs/spiritchatter on January 6, 2014. A snippet of my latest book, Inspired: the Holy Spirit and the Mind of Faith, to whet your appetite for more. Priscilla and I bought our first house in a sketchy corner of Kansas City, about a mile or two from the seminary where I taught at the time. It was […]
Jack Levison’s book Inspired: The Holy Spirit and the Mind of Faith will be a featured in a panel at the 2014 annual forum of the Society of Vineyard Scholars (SVS). The theme of the forum is “Being the Church in the Time between the Times.” Three scholars, including Jack, will respond to the book […]