Tag Archives: sacraments

Edible Words: a project for ministers

My friend James Oakley and I started a website last year with the aim of developing a library of short exhortations or meditations from the bible for use before communion or baptism. The site is called Edible Words and the … Continue reading

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The astonishing sacramental practice of Robert Bruce

This description of the communion meal at St Giles church in Edinburgh under the ministry of Robert Bruce is quite astonishing and challenges the bare ritual of many contemporary churches: We must make an attempt in this chapter to bring … Continue reading

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Platonic presuppositions and the covenant of works

The traditional reformed covenant of works treats the two trees in the midst of the garden as sacraments but unequally. Broadly speaking, Calvinist sacramental theology is applied to the prohibited tree but a Zwinglian understanding of sacraments is applied to … Continue reading

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Were the two trees supernatural?

How did God identify the two trees to Adam? Did the trees have any distinguishing features? Was there something supernatural about them? Did Adam develop a sense of trust in the trees as a result of the properties of the … Continue reading

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