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This topic will be controversial. The Jews for Jesus are/is having a debate on the topic of antisemitism. In particular, the question of whether the Christian Scriptures are, themselves, antisemitic and a source of antisemitism. In fairness, I must put my own bias up front. I am a Jewish Atheist. I have definite thoughts on the history of antisemitism. In terms of scriptural theology, I'm not clear on how much I actually have a dog in this race. I think this topic can fuel interesting conversation. The fuel can also be explosive. This is a time for tactful and ca
Hello. I am wondering how many here have done a web search for sermons by others of Christianity's Priests, Pastors, Ministers, etc. Have you quoted them? Have you used them to write your own? How long do you keep them (in terms of number of paragraphs)? For those with your own congregations, do have loose copies of your past sermons for parishioners to pick up & take home? Or do you offer to email the sermon(s) to them? Or do you post them on a web page for them to download and/or print out? Thank you for your time and consideration.
The main sacrament of the liturgical year - the event of Easter - is a drama in three acts and is called "Holy Easter Trident" or in Latin - "Triduum Paschale". The "Great Tridenthood" begins with the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Great Thursday, and ends with the Second Sunday Night of Easter. The expression "tripeness" indicates, first of all, not a time span of three days, but three successive phases of the Easter sacrament: farewell and, at the same time, prophetic Last Supper, Death on the Cross, stay in the tomb and Resurrection. In the IV century, in the times of Saints A