Professor Helmut Koester spoke about The Charismata of the Spirit in the Service of the Church at the 2008 Pauline Symposium. Professor Koester goes into detail about how Gifts of the Spirit are given to all members of the Church and all of these gifts are equal. He then continues to talk about how the exercise of the gifts of the Spirit is meaningless unless driven by Love.


The Pauline Symposium is an academic offering of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the Primates of the Church for the enrichment of their pastoral care and work. The Pauline Symposium took place October 9-17, 2008.