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Prayer of the Week

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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tony baron

posted November 18, 2007 at 10:11 am

Thank you for the prayer from the Book of Common Prayer (236). Although I have read your works, yesterday was the first time I had the opportunity to hear you speak (Emerging Church – San Diego). Thank you for your insights and the six questions. I believe the “Patristic Fathers” were in conversation about the same six questions plus a seventh – who do men say that I am? – Your thoughts?

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Bob Brague

posted November 18, 2007 at 3:54 pm

It’s just my opinion, but I believe the question, “Who do YOU say that I am?” is much more important than “Who do men say that I am?”

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Micah Tillman

posted November 18, 2007 at 7:08 pm

that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us

I love the ambiguity here. Are we embracing the hope or the eternal life? If the hope, then we are embracing something which depends on absence (no one hopes for that which is seen). And if eternal life, then we are embracing something that either is not yet (in the view of some) or already is, but is characterized by it’s belonging to ages other than the present.

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