I’m actually just a little more than half way through my MA in Pastoral Theology and really enjoying the learning, though finding the time is a challenge. The current course on The Word and Sacraments is a wonderfully refreshing experience and I think I am more in line with our position than ever. I see in ever increasing measure the wisdom in keeping people’s hearts and minds to the spiritual matters, and while the use of any and every tool possible must be made to underscore this, in the end our coming to see God’s work in our hearts as superior to any ritual or practice is essential.
I will get to write a paper at the end of this outlining my thinking with historical, theological and Biblical support.
As well I have found a wonderful book for preachers as illustrated below. A great tool – very practical – buy one for your corps officers!