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


Oct
27
revised What place do ritual and ceremony have in the church today? (Non-Liturgical POV)
Added specification for answer perspective
Oct
27
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Oct
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Oct
27
comment Is there anything unique to a christian marriage that non-christian marriages are deprived of?
Ha :) Ok, I've posted a question here: christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/11410/…
Oct
27
asked What place do ritual and ceremony have in the church today? (Non-Liturgical POV)
Oct
26
comment Is there anything unique to a christian marriage that non-christian marriages are deprived of?
I'd be interested to see your take on all the rituals and ceremonies laid out in the Sinaitic law, the specific guidelines for priests and sacrifices, and the ceremonial and symbolic nature of communion and baptism.
Oct
26
comment Why is Song of Solomon in bible?
Additionally, if Judah and Samaria, the divided kingdom, were considered sisters, then perhaps the Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant divisions within the church could also be considered sisters.
Oct
26
comment Why is Song of Solomon in bible?
I agree that the Song has individual application, but consider the possible connection of the Bride's forced work in the field with Israel's time under Pharaoh (Ex 1:14), or their on and off slavery to the surrounding nations during the time of the judges. As to Israel's sisters, please see Ezekiel 16:44ff. He describes Samaria and Sodom as Israel's sisters.
Oct
26
answered Is there anything unique to a christian marriage that non-christian marriages are deprived of?
Oct
26
answered Who sent John the Baptist to baptize with water?
Oct
26
comment Why is Song of Solomon in bible?
@AffableGeek Thank you. I spent all week putting this together. I changed the intro statement to provide a link for further reading.
Oct
26
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Oct
26
revised Why is Song of Solomon in bible?
Added a new section and a link for further reading
Oct
26
comment Why is Song of Solomon in bible?
Not opposing, exactly. I agree that is is a love poem, just not that it is only on the human level.
Oct
26
answered Why is Song of Solomon in bible?
Oct
19
comment Why is Song of Solomon in bible?
I would respectfully challenge your position. Consider the use of sexual imagery in scripture. For example, the language of adultery is used more often in connection with Israel's relationship with Yahweh than it is with reference to a man and woman. "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine" is an echo of the oft-repeated covenantal refrain "I will be your God and you will be my people."
Oct
8
comment Does the great great grandmother in George MacDonalds Princess and the Goblin represent a Catholic conception of God?
"welcome to Christianity!" - Haha. Thank you. Regarding Isaiah 49, I see that His love for Zion is compared to a mother's love, but God Himself isn't characterized in the feminine. In the same way, David's expression of love for Jonathan "passing the love of women (2 Sam 1:26)" doesn't mean that David or Jonathan were feminine or in any way sexually involved. This doesn't rule out the fact that the man and woman together were made in the image of God, just that God relates to and interacts with His creation as masculine to feminine.
Oct
5
answered Does the great great grandmother in George MacDonalds Princess and the Goblin represent a Catholic conception of God?
Oct
1
answered Was the Mosaic Covenant a covenant of “works” or “grace”?
Sep
22
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