Thinking the Faith, Praying the Faith, Living the Faith is written by the PC(USA) Office of Theology and Worship.
Thinking, praying, and living the faith is at the core of ministry in the Office of Theology and Worship. In the following videos, learn more about what thinking, praying, and living the faith means to the leadership of the Office of Theology and Worship. Discover why it matters and what difference it makes in our lives, work, and worship.
The Reformed and Roman Catholics appear to interpret biblical and patristic "sources with hermeneutics conditioned by confessional and dogmatic assumptions held a priori. This is most especially true in the reading of central texts from the corpus of Augustine’s works on baptism, faith, justification, sacrament and original sin. . . . Indeed, the reconciliation of approaches to the reading of Augustine may open a path for exchange and understanding between both churches in a way never before achieved."
If we tell the truth about our mistakes and God-neediness, we’re afraid others will ridicule, condemn, or reject us (like Christ on the cross?).
In baptism God calls us to soak in divine compassion and care for our church body and the bodies of others in the world God so loves.
As we remember our baptism, I am convinced, with Calvin, that the Lord will be “pleased to lavish” all the things signified by the sacraments upon us.
Does pouring water into the font at the assurance of pardon imply grace is limited to the baptized?
Given that the theme for the 2011 Big Tent Event was "Grow Christ's Church Deep and Wide" we wanted to have a deep and wide font as a sign of the source of Christian life and identity: our baptism into the name of the triune God.
Partly because I am a river person, when I think about water in general, I think about rivers. When I think of baptismal waters, I think of rivers – life-giving, life-sustaining, always moving forward.