What if the Holy Spirit is not a Force, but a Person?

A Guide to Experiencing More of God

Dr. McKay Caston
12 min readSep 23, 2019

What If You Didn’t Have to Choose?

Beach or mountains? If you had to decide between one or the other as a vacation destination, which would you choose? For some, the answer would be a no brainer. You have a definite preference. For others, you may feel tension, because you enjoy both the mountains and the beach.

What about steak or shrimp? How do you choose? For some, easy. Others, tension.

What if mountains and beach, steak and shrimp were not mutually exclusive options?

What if you could have a vacation where the water meets the trail and where surf and turf are offered as one meal?

When it comes to theology and the spiritual life, some of us have believed that we have to make a choice. Just like we may feel a tension between a vacation at the beach or the mountains, we may feel a tension between “Word” and “Spirit.”

Maybe you’ve noticed that entire churches tend to drift into one camp or the other: the Word church and the Spirit church.

  • The “Word” church prizes the intellectual and tends to emphasize the Bible and doctrine to the neglect of the Spirit.



Dr. McKay Caston

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