Editors Note: This the annotated text of a sermon I preached on 12-1-13 at the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd.
I am to some extent an Advent newbie. 5,314 more words
“Repentance is not a condition of forgiveness. Forgiveness is unconditional; we receive it by repenting.”
- Miroslav Volf
“I read the Bible as a sacred text and a witness to Jesus Christ; a site of God’s self-revelation; a text from the past through which God addresses all humanity and each human being today; a text that has an overarching unity yet is internally teeming with rich diversity; a text that encodes meanings and refracts them in multiple ways; a text we should approach with trust and critical judgment as well as engage with receptivity and imagination; a text that defines Christian identity yet speaks to people beyond the boundaries of Christian communities.” —Miroslav Volf
“By being ‘crucified with Christ,’ the self has received a new center – the Christ who lives in it and with whom it lives…. The center of the self – a center that is both inside and outside – is the story of Jesus Christ, who has become the story of the self.28 more words