A podcast on the Catechism of the Anglican Church in North America. May also do interviews on the catechism or topics related to catechesis.
E74 Q86 What are the particular ministries of the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit imparts life to every living thing in creation, reveals God’s Word to his people, and calls sinners to a new life of faith in the saving and life-giving work of Jesus. The Holy Spirit unites Christians to Jesus, indwelling them, convicting them of sin, giving them spiritual gifts, and bearing spiritual fruit in their lives.
E73 Q85 What principal names does the New Testament give to the Holy Spirit?
Jesus names the Holy Spirit “Paraclete” (“the one alongside”), which signifies Comforter, Guide, Counselor, Advocate, and Helper. Other descriptions for the Holy Spirit are “Spirit of God,” “Spirit of your Father,” “Spirit of Christ,” and “Spirit of truth.”
E72 Q84 Who is the Holy Spirit?
God the Holy Spirit is the third Person in the one Being of the Holy Trinity, coequal and coeternal with God the Father and God the Son, and equally worthy of our honor and worship.
E71 Q83 How does the Church exercise its authority to judge?
The authority Christ gave to his Church to judge is most often exercised by declaring God’s forgiveness in absolution. However, a priest, acting under the authority of the bishop, may suspend
a person from receiving Communion because of scandalous and unrepented sin, in order to draw them to repentance and restoration.
E70 Q82 How do you rightly live in the fear of God?
With the help of the Holy Spirit, I examine my conscience according to the Word of God. Particularly useful are the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount, as well as the godly counsel of fellow Christians and the moral teaching of the Church.
E69 Q81 What does Scripture mean when it tells you to fear God?
It means that I should live mindful of his presence, walking in humility as his creature, resisting sin, obeying his commandments, and reverencing him for his holiness, majesty, and power.
Excellent intro to the Catechism
Excellent podcast! This is a thoughtful, devotional, rich meditation/commentary on the ACNA catechism.I was really moved by Richard Reeb’s succinct and moving explanation of one short section from the catechism. He also provides some good insights for how it applies in every day life.