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I am a husband of one, a father of boys, and a member of the catholic body of Christ.


Jan
18
answered Why did God kill a man for picking up sticks on the Sabbath?
Sep
16
awarded  Yearling
Nov
9
comment Who sent John the Baptist to baptize with water?
Fantastic. Thank you for this very clear and concise addition.
Nov
1
comment What place do ritual and ceremony have in the church today? (Liturgical POV)
The last point you made - about the ritual/ceremony involving us in the story - is very interesting. Could you expound on that more? How does the liturgy involve us in the story (other than just by way of reminder as you mentioned)?
Oct
31
comment What place do ritual and ceremony have in the church today? (Liturgical POV)
@PeterTurner Yes, perhaps I should have put more emphasis on that point, but I did ask for a biblical basis for the answer in my original question. I also appreciate the weight of tradition, but not much support for that side was given in this answer either.
Oct
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
30
awarded  Scholar
Oct
30
accepted What place do ritual and ceremony have in the church today? (Non-Liturgical POV)
Oct
30
comment What place do ritual and ceremony have in the church today? (Non-Liturgical POV)
Very good. Thank you for clarifying. It seems that you've represented this side competently.
Oct
29
comment What place do ritual and ceremony have in the church today? (Liturgical POV)
Welcome to Christianity.SE! Thank you for taking the time to answer. I understand that the subject of this kind of question may be so natural in the Catholic way of thinking that the obviousness is simply assumed. That's just the way it is, right? But here, we'd like to see this answer fleshed out with a well-reasoned and scripturally-supported argument.
Oct
29
revised What place do ritual and ceremony have in the church today? (Non-Liturgical POV)
Changed title because I asked the same question for a different viewpoint
Oct
29
asked What place do ritual and ceremony have in the church today? (Liturgical POV)
Oct
29
comment What place do ritual and ceremony have in the church today? (Non-Liturgical POV)
This view would not be consistent with Presbyterians, Methodists, Episcopalians and other liturgical Protestant Evangelical churches (though Episcopal may arguably be on the border of Evangelical). These are not minor groups. It sounds more like a Baptist or Charismatic position.
Oct
29
comment What place do ritual and ceremony have in the church today? (Non-Liturgical POV)
Also, I'm not sure I understand what your saying about baptism or communion. Are you hinting toward a "Jesus' Name"/Oneness type doctrine on baptism? And if they weren't eating the Lord's Supper, what were they eating and what actually is it supposed to be?
Oct
29
comment What place do ritual and ceremony have in the church today? (Non-Liturgical POV)
Thank you for taking the time to answer. The article you linked to only dealt with the ordination of Aaron, which is one small example of the ritual/ceremonial nature of the OT. Would you mind expanding your answer to include a discussion of this nature as a whole? Obviously I'm not asking you to deal with every detail, but with the fundamentally ceremonial nature of the OT and the transition that has occurred.
Oct
29
comment What place do ritual and ceremony have in the church today? (Non-Liturgical POV)
Thank you for answering. Would you please specify in your answer which denomination/doctrinal foundation this represents? Also, if you don't mind, would you please flesh out a little more the biblical basis for going from the God-prescribed "external form" to the "inward truth"? I've heard the terms before, but I'd like more clarity.
Oct
27
comment What place do ritual and ceremony have in the church today? (Non-Liturgical POV)
@Caleb Ok, I've narrowed the focus to deal solely with the non-ceremonial position. Does this fit better?
Oct
27
revised What place do ritual and ceremony have in the church today? (Non-Liturgical POV)
another attempt to narrow the question
Oct
27
comment What place do ritual and ceremony have in the church today? (Non-Liturgical POV)
@Caleb I misread your first comment. You're saying the question should be more narrow? Could you suggest an edit for the question?
Oct
27
comment What place do ritual and ceremony have in the church today? (Non-Liturgical POV)
@Caleb I only added the narrowing because wax eagle and Bruce Alderman's comments. We can't do it both ways. Should I take the limiter back off, like I had it originally?