WIKIPEDIA –> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_NCAA_Men%27s_Division_I_Basketball_Tournament HAMMOCK –> http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2015/en/entry?entryID=2883578 BRACKET FRIENDS –> http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2015/en/group?groupID=123867 241 MADNESS –> http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2015/en/group?groupID=152086
I got into Reddit this month. It is kind of amazing.
It seems to play into a lot of the way I am wired. I like online discussions. I have been looking for a place to discuss theology online for several years (ever since I left the UCC forums) … and now I seem to have struck the motherlode of heady and exasperating discussion forums.
Part of the reason I find it so difficult to blog is that I don’t know if people read blogs. But I know that people read on reddit, because that is the whole point. People post things to reddit and then other people read and comment and then can say they “Read-it”
So anyways, I am really excited about the prospect of engaging people theologically online.
If you do not recall, I spent almost nine months writing sermon summaries and trying to get my bible study members to make online comments before deciding to “hit the streets” and find people online who shared my vision
* Here is my original post from January 2014 asking my Bible Study why nobody wanted to comment. https://page473.wordpress.com/2014-streets/
* Here is the post I made Late Spring 2014 when I wanted to articulate why I feel so compelled to create an online Christian community for young adults. https://page473.wordpress.com/2014-streets/internets/
* here is a really wordy post I made today (March 2015) on reddit!
I perused this thread first before answering, and I thought of one thing we have not addressed yet.
OP SAID: “Nowhere in the Bible do I find evidence of priests as they appear in Catholicism. Nowhere do I find a Biblical argument for the Pope.“
MY ANSWER: BISHOPS AND CHURCH POLITY ARE DESCRIBED IN THE BIBLE
Even today, many US denominations (Episcopalians, Methodists, Presbyterians) have a regional governing body with ( Episcopal Polity or Presbyterian polity) with some sort of elders/bishops based on their reading of the Bible. The Catholics may or may not recognize these bishops because unless they can trace their ordinations back to the original Apostles, they aren’t considered REAL bishops. This claim about Bishop authority coming from the original apostles is called apostolic secession
I hope this is informative to people. Not sure I got everything exactly right but I tried to link to bible sources and wikipedia.