Transcendent Points of Reference

A Lenten Study of Moorings

Christian faith spans a broad array of beliefs across cultures and history. Nevertheless, there are concepts that undergird most expressions of Christianity. They represent a sort of anchorage that helps Christians identify with each other as Christians, and keep Christians moored to a common center. This study will examine some of those moorings both as a reiteration of their importance and a warning about what can occur if those anchors are slipped.
I was inspired to move in this direction by an article in “First Things” magazine that took a specifically Catholic look at the concept of transcendent points of reference, but I took many of my specifics from the writings of William Abraham, the great Methodist scholar and theologian. Since we will be talking about universal Christian concepts, there is very little collision between the Catholic and the Methodist.