BODY PARTS: An Exploration of Spiritual GiftsTHE BODY PARTS
An Exploration of Spiritual Gifts


Spiritual gifts confound some, repel others, and astound too few.

The Body Parts: An Exploration of Spiritual Gifts seeks to realign our thinking as it sheds light on this still unsettled topic. Part exposition of 1 Corinthians 12 of the New Testament and part model that relates spiritual gifts to their analogous body parts – woven together to provide needed context to a story where spiritual gifts determined the outcome.

The story may be compelling but what is more significant is the underlying philosophy that fueled decision making and can serve as a foundation from which to launch out into new spiritual discovery and to confront life’s challenges.

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Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:12

“I did not want to write a spiritual guide, nor a memoir to retrace my journey, yet I needed a real experience to anchor this exercise and put long seasons of spiritual concepts into practice. The year 2015 would yield that opportunity when my daughter called me about her mother’s health crisis.

I use this real event as a test case for a broader understanding of spiritual experiences.

…With that, our story begins. It starts with two mini events and then a major – a dream, a vision, and a trial.

“So we must love miracles. We must embrace them. We must be open to them. We must rekindle our secret hope that God is a miracle God and we are his miracle people. Anything less is beneath us.

“An Old Testament mindset is when group spiritual productivity is dependent on the lone gifted individual, but when we look to the one person, we disbelieve what God can do through each anonymous other.

About the Author

Patrick combines a technical mind, a heart for the Lord, and a hunger for the deep things of God.

With seminary training in Hebrew and Greek, an Electrical Engineering degree, and an MBA, Patrick brings his unique insight  and an edgy focus to the traditional scriptures. He has taught the Bible in small groups and home churches for the past 15 years with a focus on “big picture” Christian living.

Patrick relocated  to the South to volunteer in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina leaving a technology career in Southern California.  He currently resides in New Orleans with his wife and the fond memories of his trusted pit bull Jericho.

Patrick can be reached via email: patrick [at] phdaniel [dot] com.