Jesus Smart: The Podcast

111: American Churches to Iranian Christ-Followers: “Please Don’t Speak About the Holy Spirit”

February 13, 2020

"Please don't speak about the Holy Spirit." That's what some American churches and a publisher told Iranian women who spent time in prison for their faith. And yet, their story is that the Holy Spirit was vital to their experience. Why do so many North American Christians have a "theological cognitive bias" against a full-spectrum, present-day ministry of the Holy Spirit ... the Holy Spirit we witness in the New Testament?

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The 6-minute audio segment in this episode featuring 3 Iranian Christian women who spent time imprisoned in Iran is from a panel discussion on religious freedom at the Family Research Council. Watch the complete panel discussion here: Stories From Iran: Religious Freedom and the Growth of the Underground Church (Panel discussion with Iranian women at the Family Research Council)

Persecuted Middle East Christians Petition International Community: ‘Stand Up for Your Brothers and Sisters’ (Decision Magazine – Billy Graham Evangelistic Association)

Open Doors – Iran