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Dr. Craig Atwood discusses Moravian Essentials at Northern Province Synod

During the opening day of the 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church Northern Province, the Rev. Dr. Craig Atwood shared his work on the essentials of the Moravian Church.

Atwood, the Charles D. Couch Associate Professor of Moravian Theology and Ministry at Moravian Theological Seminary and director for the Center for Moravian Studies, discussed Moravian theology in terms of essentials, ministerials and incidentals.

In his talk, Atwood focused on how Moravian history and our understanding of what is important to being a Christian shapes our faith today.  He concludes that these are the essential things: God creates; God redeems; God blesses. And we respond in faith, in love and in hope.

Below is his complete presentation to Synod.

Faith Love Hope: The Moravian Doctrine of the Essentials, Ministerials and Incidentals from IBOC • Mike Riess on Vimeo.

Related article: In Essentials Unity: Understanding the Essential Things

For more on the 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church Northern Province, click here.

Moravian Daily Texts

05/22/2018

Tuesday, May 22 — Psalm 68:7–18
Numbers 11; Mark 13:1–13

When I was brought low, the Lord saved me. Psalm 116:6

Paul wrote: I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 2 Corinthians 12:9

God, you are our strength, our shield and our fortress. Uphold us when we are weak, and protect us. Remind us that we rely on you, not on ourselves, for you are the source of our power and our salvation. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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