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Incarnation Is the place where hope contends with fear—it is REALITY A wonderful tension between the Word of God and human words, which is evident in the language describing the Annunciation. (e.g. Gabriel’s exalted words compared to Mary’s simple reply) If I sense that I am in the shadow of God, I find light, so much light that my vision improves dramatically. I know that holiness is near. Ordinary circumstances of my life to be full of mystery, and gospel (good news) Blood Both Judaism and Christianity are blood religions The words “bless” has origins in blood One of the things Cherokee poet Glancy treasured most about Christianity is the blood imagery, particularly with relation to the blood of Christ That there is indeed “Power in the Blood” can be demonstrated by the way in which the metaphor makes mainstream Protestants squirm Incarnation “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth” – this is what
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Unformatted text preview: incarnation means. Emphasis on material—if we are saved anywhere, we are saved here One of the blunders religious people are particularly fond of making is the attempt to be more spiritual that God. Lord’s Supper It is: 1. Make-believe; it is a game you play because he said to play it 2. Thanksgiving 3. Missa: word of dismissal. It is the end; it is over 4. Holy communion: we are communing with the Holy One himself 5. Communing with each other a. eating together meets at the level of our most basic humanness: our need not just for food but for each other 6. Christ died for thee Baptism Baptism=dunked or sprinkled. Doesn’t matter which, but dunking is a better symbol Infant baptism? Are infants less than human? Does a six-week-old know much less than the Archbishop of Canterbury when it comes to God’s love?...
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  • Summer '13
  • Emerson
  • Christianity, Christian terms, mainstream Protestants squirm, Cherokee poet Glancy, blunders religious people

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