What are spiritual gifts? : rethinking the conventional view
Talbot School of Theology
Pt. 1. Understanding the issue. Understanding the conventional view : spiritual gifts as special abilities ; A biblical alternative : spiritual ministries ; So what? : exploring some implications of the spiritual-ministries view -- Pt. 2. Arguing the case. On the meaning of words ; Greek words don't solve the problem (part 1) : what does charisma mean outside of 1 Corinthians 12? ; Greek words don't solve the problem (part 2) : what do charisma and pneumatika mean in 1 Corinthians 12? ; Paul's central concern : building up the body of Christ through the ministries of its members ; How Paul uses lists ; The lists in context (part 1) : Ephesians 4:11-12 ; The lists in context (part 2) : Romans 12:6-8 ; The lists in context (part 3) : 1 Corinthians 12:28-30 ; The lists in context (part 4) : 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 ; "Grace" that has been "given" : an important connection ; "But what about ... ?" addressing potential objections -- Pt. 3. Broader connections. Ministry and service in the letters of Paul ; Learning by example : Paul's central ministry assignment(s) ; The Holy Spirit in the letters of Paul ; Empowering and weakness in the letters of Paul -- Pt. 4. Implications and applications. Early church ministries in the letters of Paul ; Early church ministries outside the letters of Paul ; What difference does it make? : significant implications of the spiritual-ministries approach ; Knowing where to serve.
Berding, Kenneth (2006). What are spiritual gifts? : rethinking the conventional view. Grand Rapids: Kregel.