Ask the Prof #4: What is the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost? What do I need to know about the Spirit.

Question:  What is the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost?  Which is better to say?  What do I need to know or do about the Holy Spirit to follow Jesus and believe correctly in God?

Response:  This is an excellent question to which my response can only be one that is very basic (although I think that getting clear about basic matters is tremendously important).…

Ask the Prof #3: Why was God trying to kill Moses, Exodus 4:21-31? Here God doesn’t seem so loving.

In response to a questioner reading Exodus 4:21-31, Clark Williamson writes:

In Exodus 4:21-31, before Moses goes back to Egypt to “perform before Pharaoh all the wonders that I [God] have put in your power,” and when Moses was on the way and stopped for the night, “the Lord met him and tried to kill him” (v.…

Ask the Professor #2: Who/what is God? Why should it matter to a little human being in this sea of sand?

Professor Clark Williamson replies:

This question is a classic in the literature of Christian theology.  In the 17th century, Blaise Pascal agonizingly reflected on himself in relation to the immensity of the universe:  “When I consider my life, swallowed up in the eternity before and behind it, the small space that I fill, or even see, engulfed in the immensity of space which I know not, and which knows not me, I… Continue reading


Ask the Professor: Why does God allow suffering?

Introduction to “Ask the Professor”

While waiting for glitches to be worked out of our new internet DiscplesNet Café, we’ve decided to go ahead and open one of the thought and discussion features of DisciplesNet Church that we have been working on:  “Ask the Professor.”

New Testament accounts show Jesus constantly working to help his followers grow in understanding of God and God’s calling to them. …