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Apr 12, 2018

In this episode, Rev. Gibson and Johnny Gwin discuss themes of the resurrection of the physical human body, unity with God, fellowship with others, doubt, walking in the light and 2 lb. miracles. Miracle lives, like those of Mary Lindsley Golden, are a reminder of the gift of life and our connection to God and each other. Baptism of these miracle lives (well...all lives) is a beginning journey for one but it is also a recharging physical action for all that witness and publicly announce promises made to God to spiritually shepherd and care for the child baptized. Have you ever read what you are actually promising in the Baptismal Covenant? These oaths are substantial and significant. This call and response oral contract is a verbal and philosophical description of what we believe. Unlike "Doubting" Thomas, we state our belief in God and resurrection without physical proof or scientific method. Why do we do this? Are we foolish not to demand "proof"? The (occasional) Baptismal Covenant and The Nicene Creed (we recite each Sunday) is not just a part of the Mass, it's a declaration of who we are.

Pulpit to Pew is a conversation between priest and parishioner, to understand how the message translates and to explore further the weekly Sunday sermon and lessons within the Episcopal tradition and daily life.