Patrick takes on questions about requirements for fasting in Lent, answers callers’ questions about the thieves and Judas from the crucifixion narrative, tackles questions about abortion in the bible and gives the history behind the modern baptism formula.
- Patrick reads an email from Gary about requirements for the elderly fasting in Lent.
- Eric – how do we look at centering prayer in light of Eastern Christian Prayer?
- Mary – Yesterday’s account from Matthew, the two thieves are called revolutionaries, in others, they’re called criminals. And, Judas repented of selling Christ out; why did he hang himself?
- Patrick reads an email from Kenny asking Patrick’s opinion on a prayer he wrote asking for help to end abortion legally.
- Peter – Two revolutionaries: One repented. How it that yesterday’s Gospel said they kept abusing him?
- Elvia – My non-denomination brother-in-law doesn’t believe in abortion b/c it’s not in the Bible (he’s for abortion).
- Val – Judas: It would have better that he wouldn’t have been born. Wouldn’t that go against the pro-life ethic? Didn’t Judas have to do this?
- Rod – In the Baptismal Formula (‘In the name of the…). If someone was only Baptized in the name Jesus would that be valid?
- Judy – Physical suffering for Jesus. Where in the Bible does it say that physical suffering can be redemptive?
- Sarah – Since Jesus is a member of the Trinity – did the Father and the Holy Spirit go through the suffering with Jesus?
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