BLOGFORCE: The Holy Spirit in the Episcopal Church

Pentecost-of-many-tonguesWe’re now in the season of Pentecost, when we celebrate the work of the Holy Spirit in the church.  Episcopalians are somewhat suspicious of the Holy Spirit when found outside of a Eucharistic Prayer, because it seems so messy and out of order (For more about this, see last week’s episode of The Collect Call).

But the Holy Spirit is how Jesus is known to us post-ascension.  And we’re willing to bet that many of you have had experiences of the Holy Spirit at work inside the Episcopal Church.

This week, the BLOGFORCE challenge is: “Tell us the story
from your time in the Episcopal Church that you have felt the Holy Spirit
at work.”

The Rev. David Simmons, ObJN
Acts8 BLOGFORCE Wing Commander

How do I participate in the Blogforce?

Simply blog your answer on your own site, then:

1. Paste the code you can find here at the bottom of your post – note that it is code so you will probably need to switch to HTML view in your blog editor. It should look like this on your blog when posted or previewed:

2. Send the permanent link and a 120 word or less abstract to  This should be done by no later than 5PM Central Time on Sunday.  On Monday, the abstracts will be re-posted with links.  At that point, the provided code will point to the round-up page instead of here.

The editorial board of Acts8 reserves the right to decline submissions that are deemed offensive or do not uphold the Guiding Principles.

One thought on “BLOGFORCE: The Holy Spirit in the Episcopal Church”

  1. I hate to be technical and picky (No, I don’t) … but “we’re now in the season of Pentecost” is not correct. Pentecost is a day not a season. We’re in what the Romans call “ordinary time” – the season of ordinally numbered Sundays *after* Pentecost.

    Nonetheless, I’ll give some serious thought to linking my blog to this effort.

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