A view of our Meeting with Archbishop Rodi
Another View of the Meeting with Archbishop Rodi
Another View of our meeting. We were all excited to hear what the Archbishop would tell us. He did not disappoint us!!
As is our Custom, we are reading the readings from the Magnificat.
More Magnificat Reading. John Wilson is serious.
Neil Aguillard offering a prayer, Archbishop Rodi, and Matt Alford paying close attention.
Archbishop Rodi and Matt Alford listening to the prayers.
The Document Archbishop Rodi handed out. He only read about one page from the 16 pages. He said as a seminary professor, our job was to read it.
Archbishop Rodi beginning his discussion on being justified by faith only or through works only. Dr. Jim Bailey is all eyes here.
He began by going over the big Protestant groups, those derived from Luther's objections, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Baptists and others, and those from Henry VIII's problems, which are the Anglicans, Methodists, and others.
Sometimes Archbishop Rodi spoke very emphatically, as was the case here. When he spoke, we listened.
Even with all the serious talk, he got us to laugh one time. For example, When were you saved? He said on Good Friday at 3 PM. We loved that remark.
In disussing the Joint Resolution by Roman Catholics and Lutherans, the Archbishop read from paragraphs 25 and 26.The document clearly says said that Lutherans and Catholics agree on how we are justified.
He explained that the Lutherans broke with the Catholic faith over justification by faith only, and how the document shows that we now agree on this point. His question was, Why the Reformation?.
He explained that the Anglicans broke not over theology, but because Henry VIII wanted an male heir to his kingdom.
Doctor Zieman, Steve Beatty, Bob Lary, and Jerry Scott following the Archbishop's discussion.
We were all tuned in to what the Archbishop was saying. He definitely had our attention all during his excellent talk.
Sean Kessler following along with the Archbishop as the document was being used to explain that the two versions of justification, by faith only, or by works, were really two sides of the same coin.
Some serious reflection going on here. Archbishop Rodi certainly raised our knowledge of the faith issue.
A.J. Bowab and Peter Daigle paying serious attention to what the Archbishop was saying.
More discussion. The question was, What do you mean when you say that we cannot put God in our Debt? He told us of the scapegoat and that John the Baptist called Jesus and animal, the Lamb of God -- the one and only scapegoat for our sins.
The question was, How can we reconcile Paul's version of faith with James' version? Archbishop Rodi said he did not see the difference. They are two sides of the same coin.
Archbishop Rodi telling us about the many scriptures that deal with what God expects from us. If you have true faith, your light will shine and it will reflect Jesus on those around you.
Archbishop Rodi and Peter Daigle.
Neil Aguillard and Archbishop Rodi.
A.J. Bowab, Jerry Scott, Archbishop Rodi, and Ken Albert, our newest member, whose son is in his second year of seminary.
Archbishop Rodi and our leader, Jimmy Donaghey.
A close up of Archbishop Rodi and Jimmy Donaghey. Our meeting went very well. Thanks to both of you for arranging it.