This week one of our interns, Emma Rankin, preached the latest installment of the “Grace and Truth” series. She spoke on the mystery of the trinity and the types of distortions we tend to apply to it. In this message, you’ll get a taste of the the ancient and pivotal teachings of Cyril of Alexandria, and even a cameo of some superheroes from The Flash tv show.
Listen as we discuss questions such as: Does Jesus have toenails? Did Jesus’ body change when he went to heaven? Why did Mary have to be a virgin? Why does it matter? These inquiries begin an analysis of the wonder of the incarnation, our understanding of salvation, and what it means to be a child of God.
This week Ryan spoke about the paradox of hope and frailty that Christians are called to have when they bear witness to the Gospel. This podcast episode covers topics such as the obsession our culture has for mass appeal, our betrayals of Jesus’ vulnerability, and the seductive temptation to try to free the Gospel from the possibility of rejection.
This past Tuesday, Ryan continued his series, “Grace and Truth,” by teaching on the nature of light and shadow in the human soul. Expect an analysis of the phenomenon of unmaking which we call evil, how we as Christians carry light or retreat into darkness, and some Gollum vs Darth Vader.
This is the first installment of Ryan’s series on John, titled “Grace and Truth.” He addresses the ubiquitous, mythical fear of losing our faith and spotlights the often unchallenged rival metanarrative of the natural sciences. He also delved into topics such as the very nature of being, our formation as Christians and the narratives we exist in, and how Eucharist teaches us to live in the story we read in scripture.