Tag Archives: baptism

For the Life of the World 37

This post focuses on sections 1-3 of Sacrament and Symbol, the second appendix of For the Life of the World. Fr. Schmemann notes at the start of this essay that much of Orthodox theology in recent centuries has been deeply swayed and influenced by the Western perspective that focused on the form and practice of […]

Posted in For the Life of the World | Also tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

Evangelical Is Not Enough 7

Thomas Howard’s seventh chapter, Table and Altar: Supper and Sacrament, focuses on the Eucharist (the Thanksgiving) of bread and wine, body and blood. He opens the chapter with a strange statement that the word sacrament does not appear in the Bible. As I read the chapter, I thought perhaps he meant that the Thanksgiving, the […]

Posted in Evangelical Is Not Enough | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

For the Life of the World 35

This post focuses on sections 4-6 of Worship in a Secular Age, the first appendix of For the Life of the World. As Fr. Schmemann continues developing his assertion that the best definition of secular is the negation of worship by exploring and defining worship and Christian worship in particular, he notes how Christian worship […]

Posted in For the Life of the World | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

For the Life of the World 25

The series now moves to section 4 of the fifth chapter of For the Life of the World. Here again is the link to Deacon Michael Hyatt’s  second podcast on chapter five. For the Life of the World: Part Twelve Fr. Schmemann takes what, for me at least, was an unexpected turn in this last […]

Posted in For the Life of the World | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

For the Life of the World 24

The series now moves to section 3 of the fifth chapter of For the Life of the World. Here is the link to Deacon Michael Hyatt’s  second podcast on chapter five. For the Life of the World: Part Twelve We now can return to the sacrament of matrimony. We can now understand that its true […]

Posted in For the Life of the World | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

For the Life of the World 21

This post continues with section 6 of the fourth chapter of For the Life of the World, the last section of the chapter. Here is the link again to Deacon Michael Hyatt’s  second podcast on chapter four. For the Life of the World: Part Ten This section shifts to look at the sacrament of penance […]

Posted in For the Life of the World | Also tagged , , , , | Comments closed

For the Life of the World 19

During the press of the holidays, illness, and all the rest that has been happening, I’ve fallen pretty far behind in this series. I’m going to work to catch up this week. I find both Fr. Schmemann’s book and Dn. Hyatt’s podcasts on that book fascinating and illuminating. The discussion now moves from baptism to […]

Posted in For the Life of the World | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

My Church History Perspective 2 – So Now You’re A Christian

I was around 30 years old when my lifelong spiritual journey, which included many legitimate intersections with Christianity (both positive and negative) finally culminated in an identity that began to be shaped by, in, and through Jesus of Nazareth. I call it a pivotal point in a very long and extended process of conversion to […]

Posted in Church History | Also tagged , , , , | Comments closed

For the Life of the World 18

Next I reflect on section 3 of the fourth chapter of For the Life of the World. Here is the link to Deacon Michael Hyatt’s  first podcast on chapter four. For the Life of the World: Part Nine Baptism proper begins with the blessing of the water. To understand, however, the meaning of water here, […]

Posted in For the Life of the World | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed

For the Life of the World 17

We now move on to sections 1-2 of the fourth chapter, Of Water and the Spirit, of For the Life of the World. Here is the link to Deacon Michael Hyatt’s  first podcast on chapter four. For the Life of the World: Part Nine As the title suggests, this chapter explores Holy Baptism. Fr. Schmemann’s […]

Posted in For the Life of the World | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed
  • Faith & Food Posts

    September 2017
    S M T W T F S
    « Aug    
     12
    3456789
    10111213141516
    17181920212223
    24252627282930