FYI: As readers of this blog know JohnDave Medina and I have begun a series titled “A Dialogue between a Catholic and an Evangelical” where we will be discussing the differences in our shared Christianity through this public forum. You may be aware that our other contributors resonate with different traditions as well. Daniel James Levy is a Pentecostal. Joshua Smith as an Anabaptist (Mennonite). Oddly, I came into Christianity through Pentecostalism, and I worship with a Mennonite Church now, so I resonate on some level with both of those traditions.
Of course, as I said in my first post of the series (see “Why I am an E/evangelical”) I think the label “Evangelical” remains in flux, so it is possible that one might be a Pentecostal Evangelical, an Anabaptist Evangelical, and even a Catholic Evangelical. It will be interesting to hear from Daniel and Joshua as to why they self-identify with Pentecostalism and Anabaptism respectively.
Make sure you pay attention for their entries and don’t forget that JohnDave’s first post is scheduled for next week.
And a colleague of mine keep telling me that I’m really a Presbyterian pretending to be a Southern Baptist. 😀
How does that work?
Well, I hold to a semblance of covenant theology without paedobaptism. I’m amillennial. View of the Supper is more Reformed than typical Baptist and so on.
No offence, but I think only Americans have such precise language to describe their brand of faith. No problem. I think I understand.
I have no problem (theologically) with infant baptism, I don’t believe in a millennium, though I do believe in two periods of 1260 years, and I had no ideas there were different ways of viewing the Supper.
If you blogged here still we could have had a Baptist-Presbyterian response! 😉
Brain, I know. 😀
Can you elaborate on what you mean by “View of the Supper is more Reformed than typical Baptist”?
Andrew, a typical Baptist tends to be a memorialist on the Supper. On the Reformed side of things, we’re talking sign and the thing signified in the Supper and receiving such by faith. Baptists tend to speak of ordinances while Reformed sacraments, means of grace, not saving but strengthening and so on, as the Shorter Catechism Q&A 96. I hope this helps.
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