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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

01/18/2018

Thursday, January 18 — Psalm 13
Genesis 21; Matthew 7:24–8:4

You are the trust of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest sea. Psalm 65:5 (NASB)

Jesus Christ came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. Ephesians 2:17

Precious Jesus, you call us to be peacemakers in our homes, in our communities, and in our world. Help us to speak kindness into discord, comfort into mourning, and hope into hopelessness. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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