Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Sacrament of the Incarnation

The theme of the most recent issue of Quaker Religious Thought was sacramental living. While I was still a student at George Fox University, I took a class with Paul Anderson entitled "Quakers and the Sacraments." His article, "An Incarnational Sacramentology," from the most recent QRT issue, brought back memories of great discussions. A highlight from Anderson's article appears below. - Sarah Angell

"Participation in rites can be feigned, and spiritual gifts can be imitated, but the fruit of the Spirit cannot be counterfeited. By this shall all know the disciples of Jesus, according to the Lord: that they have love for one another (Jn. 13:35)."