I Will Not Write About the Sovereignty of God Today

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My series on the sovereignty of God is over, and I couldn’t be happier about it. There’s nothing like trudging your way through the mystery of God first thing in the morning. And in the course of writing that series, I had to switch from coffee to tea in the morning.

Don’t even get me started on whether God foreordained that.

I’m really glad I wrote about the sovereignty of God. It has perplexed me for quite some time. However, I’m happy to be moving on. Here’s a little preview of what’s coming up next week besides the typical First Draft Father posts on Thursday and Justice Series on Friday:

What I Love/Hate about Being Evangelical

I still self-identify as an evangelical, but I’m well aware that there are some pretty large groups of more conservative evangelicals who would call me either a liberal or an unbeliever. I can’t quite understand why a movement that, while created as a protest against liberals and fundamentalists, aimed to be broad and diverse from the start has suddenly become so narrow and dogmatic.

I’d like to take a step back next week to look at what actually makes someone and evangelical and then ask, “Does it matter?”

When Will the Holy Spirit Come?

I need a little bit of time to let this series develop, but one of the themes I run into over and over again among Christians is a struggle to understand the Holy Spirit. I’ve been through some pretty hard spots myself, and I think it’s time to write about that. I also want to explore what it looks like  to experience the Holy Spirit, from prayer to tongues to gifts.

R & R for Writers

I’ve been working on a top secret project with my friend Kristin Tennant, and we’ll be unveiling it next week. If you’re a Christian who loves to write, this could be perfect for you. There will only be 30 spots, so if you want the first crack at one of them, make sure you’ve subscribed to my e-newsletter.

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5 thoughts on “I Will Not Write About the Sovereignty of God Today

  1. Alise

    I’m really looking forward to reading your piece about being an evangelical. I abandoned that label a while ago, mostly because I feel very unwelcome to use that label. ;) So I am anxious to see what you have to say about it.

  2. Brenna D (@chicagomama)

    Ed, I LOVED your sovereignty series, even though I too was drinking DECAF green tea during most of it. Most cruel, but I digress…..

    Very excited about the Holy Spirit series. As a someone raised Baptist who attended Pentecostal churches Sunday nights, then was on staff at a mainline Pentecostal church where I quit for many reasons, one of which being I didn’t agree with one (or more) of their main tenants of faith specifically regarding the “infilling of the Holy Spirit” I have BIG feelings about this. BIG feelings, Ed! Looking forward to it!

  3. Jen

    Ed, you are the bomb. This was a great series, and I’m still chuckling about how God chose you to drink tea today. I mean it’s pretty clear that’s what he wanted.

    I always like your series. And I’m anxious to hear about RR, though I’ve been privy to a few top secret deets from my buddy, KT.

  4. Christie

    Looking forward to reading some Holy Spirit stories. I grew up in a Christianity that really only gave lip service to the Holy Spirit. Then I spent ten years in a Vineyard church. I say thank you every day for that.

  5. Kirsten

    I am a Mormon and I just love the insights into our relationship with our Holy Father and Christ that you give me.

    God Bless You. And keep up the good work!

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