Today, the second day of the Triduum, Christians all over the world are remembering and ritually observing the event of Jesus’ passion. It’s “passion” in the sense of suffering, unto death, related to the Greek notion of pathos, rather than “passion” in the more contemporary sense of strong emotion or enthusiasm, as in “shopping is […]
Summary notes [and comments] on Chapter 13 of Christian Doctrine1, “Is God Against Us? The Doctrine of the Atonement”: Guthrie begins with a vivid image: a revivalist preacher telling the story of a sinful human being, represented by a dirty glass, something God, represented by a hammer, can’t stand; God has to destroy that evil […]
Our pastor’s sermon today featured a story that was meant to illustrate the basic Christian story of salvation through the grace of Jesus Christ, and the possible role of individual human acceptance of that grace in the process. The illustration involved doughnuts.