Presentation on theme: " What on earth have you been banging on about in your sermons? Three groups of Questions:"— Presentation transcript:
What on earth have you been banging on about in your sermons? Three groups of Questions:
1. Follow the teaching of Jesus 2. Follow the teaching of the New Testament 3. Follow the example of Jesus 4. Follow Jesus 5. None of the above.
Task: To lead ‘an open, ongoing search for understanding of what it means to be individuals, and a community, of faith today.’
Isn’t it more important to do things than talk about things? Isn’t theology a load of ? Mark, Luke, Matthew, John, James,Paul, Peter,,
Incarnation (Christ being with us in creation) Anglicanism from 1750) Response to the Enlightenment Crucifixion (Puritanism, Pietism and European evangelicalism from Reformation onwards. Also Roman Catholicism in different periods.)Response to Medieval Platonism Resurrection (From : PT. Forsyth and Charles Finney etc.) Response to Modernism
Ascension Theology: Response to Post modernism Challenges: How do know definitely anything is ‘true’? What is the teaching of New Testament? Which example of Jesus? Biblical Response: All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely... (promise delivered through in Ascension)
Worship What is worship?
Worship is not something we ‘do’ (Ego). The Ascended Christ worships the Father. We are invited to be caught up in the Sons communication with the Father (Perichoresis) The ascension, through worship, is preparing us to enter God’s inner life.
Humanity is good even if fallen But will be even better because of Ascension BALANCE