The Power of the Spirit Then and Now: The Book of Acts for Today
The Book of Acts was written for a church in a situation very much like the church today: a time of anxiety when chaos threatened and people wondered what the future would be. Acts points to the presence of the Holy Spirit as the source of power and the guide for the ancient church and for the church in our time. What do we learn from the ascension of Jesus, Pentecost, the life of the community “having all things in common” and other passages?
Bring a Bible and the questions you have always wanted to ask about Acts and the Holy Spirit.
Dr. Ron Allen, Professor
Christian Theological Seminary
When: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Central Woodward Christian Church
3955 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy MI 48084
Register: Call the church office or mail in checks payable to Central Woodward Christian Church. Include your name, address (email & postal) and your telephone number
Professor of Preaching and Gospels and Letters
Ronald Allen, a native of Poplar Bluff Missouri and ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is Professor of Preaching and Gospels and Letters. He has been at CTS since 1982.
He received the PhD degree from Drew University (1977), MDiv from Union Theological Seminary in New York (1974), and the AB from Phillips University (1971). From 1977 to 1982 he and his spouse, the Reverend Linda McKiernan-Allen, were co ministers of First Christian Church, Grand Island, Nebraska. Rev. McKiernan-Allen is currently Minister at West Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Tipton, Indiana.
In addition to over 100 articles and chapters in books, Allen is the author of more than thirty books that are available from The Christian Theological Seminary Bookstore.