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Mark’s thoughts: The weird and wacky history of Confirmation, Part 9 – Medieval scholastic theology defines Confirmation

Mark’s thoughts: The weird and wacky history of Confirmation, Part 9 – Medieval scholastic theology defines Confirmation

During the Carolingian period two major developments occurred in Gaul that led to the creation of Confirmation. The first was the introduction of the second chrismation by the bishop from the Roman baptismal rite.  In Gaul it encountered the nomenclature of “confirmation” that was associated with episcopal oversight and legitimization of baptism.  The second was the separation of baptism from this second chrismation by the bishop due to changes in the timing and location of baptism. Together these two developments prompted theological reflection about the nature of this second chrismation which came to be called “Confirmation.” I. Romano-Germanic Pontifical of the Tenth Century and its successors The rite of Confirmation was advanced . . . Read All
Prophetic Taz?

Prophetic Taz?

Your browser does not support the HTML 5 audio tag. Click Here to Download this episode Program segments: • Prophetic Taz? • Rick Joyner’s Ominous Dream • Cindy Jacobs Affirms Joyner’s Dream • Furtick Preaches at Osteen’s Church • Sermon…
Convention E-note - October

Convention E-note – October

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Ken Silva Memorial Service

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Luther the Liturgiologist

Luther the Liturgiologist

In 1523 Luther issued an evangelical order of the mass in Latin that rejected the offertory and nearly all of the canon of the mass.  In his effort to excise all that ‘smacks of sacrifice,” Luther shaped the form of Lutheran liturgy for centuries to come. Just three years earlier Luther had insisted that everything added to the “simple institution by the zeal and devotion of men” be put aside — including “vestments, ornaments, chants, prayers, organs, candles, and the whole pageantry of outward things…”  (Luther’s Works 36, p. 36) It was characteristic of Luther’s hyperbole that, on the surface at least, make Luther sound almost Amish to us.  His point was to emphasize Christ alone — although his liturgical. . . Read All
Monday, October 6, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Light for My Path Daily Devotion  Bible Reading I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of…
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