Ministry Monday: Retaining ‘you’ in absolution: further reflections (1/2)
Posted by Tom Woolford, 24 Oct 2016
Tom Woolford continues the discussion about saying 'you' in the absolution.
Last week I posted a defence of the traditional ‘you’ absolution, and – by my modest standards – it provoked a flurry of discussion of the blogosphere. I believe it was ‘shared’ on Facebook at least 8 times!
In this first of two further reflections, I’d like to make an observation and offer some clarifying remarks – particularly with reference to the most common question I received; namely, ‘Isn’t the ‘you’ absolution still a petition?’
Formulary Friday: Atonement
Posted by Michael Hayden, 21 Oct 2016
Michael Hayden explores how the Formularies can guide our thinking about Christ's atonement.
From the days of the early Church Fathers, through Anselm of Canterbury, to the evangelical bust-up in the last decade (encapsulated in the 2007 Evangelical Alliance-London School of Theology Symposium), the mechanisms of the Atonement have been a consistent source of strife and debate amongst Christians. This is in large part a result of the lack of Biblical discussion on the specific details.
Lee on the Lectionary: Proper 25 (Year C)
Posted by Lee Gatiss, 19 Oct 2016
Lee Gatiss expounds the Lectionary readings for Proper 25 (Year C), which are Joel 2:23-32, 2 Timothy 4:6-18, and Luke 18:9-14.
The common thread in our readings this week is the theme of recompense or reward.
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