Friday, April 28, 2017

Reading Scripture Sacramentally

A little slice of The Revd Dr Peter Leithart for your edification:

“pastors must learn to read Scripture sacramentally, recognizing that the whole story of the Bible – from Adam’s fall through the Mosaic feasts and the visions of the prophets to Jesus’ ministry and the marriage supper of the Lamb – is about food and feasting. Pastors must learn to see baptism in the waters of creation, the rivers flowing through Eden, the flood and the splitting of the sea and the Jordan River. When it becomes clear that the washing and the meal are fundamental themes of Scripture, it will be easier to make the case that the church ought to give more attention to practicing these rituals.” Note 17, page 220

Peter J. Leithart, The End of Protestantism: Pursuing Unity in a Fragmented Church (Brazos Publishing, Grand Rapids, 2016)

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