Purpose

What do you seek?

This question is foundational for the rites for the Preparation of Adults for Holy Baptism found in The Book of Occasional Services.

The answer is "Life in Christ," which is a truly paradoxical answer, because the only way to live life in Christ is to be a perpetual seeker.

What do we seek?

We seek to know more...about life, about ourselves, about God.

We seek an Epiphany. But to get one we have to prepare. So first we need...

Interpretation. It is what it has always been about.

Who is like the wise person? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? Wisdom makes one's face shine, and the hardness of one's countenance is changed. Ecclesiastes 8:1, NRSV
Then beginning with Moses and the prophets, Jesus interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures. Luke 24:27, NRSV

The purpose of this site is to offer tools for this work: the work of interpretation. The goal of my offerings is to enable a greater level of interpretation by the whole People of God. They are like cracks in an opaque window, letting a little light through, light that will hopefully stir up in you the desire not only to know more, but apply more to your life. This is not only about the Bible, although my first set of resources are for the biblical readings of the Revised Common Lectionary. Increasingly there is a need to crack open the language and action of our liturgy, and the meaning and application of fundamental aspects of “The Jesus Movement:” hospitality, generosity, justice, healing, mercy, acceptance and the list will go on and on. Leadership on all levels of the church need these skills, as well as some basic tools for leadership, so the experience of being elected to a Vestry is not akin to being thrown in the deep end of a swimming pool without a life jacket.

Interpretation. It is what leads to Epiphanies (revelations) and even Theophanies (revelations of the divine).

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