Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Monday, February 19, 2007

They are getting it! - Praise report!

This Sunday I had two great experiences while teaching the Confirmation Class and while helping at Children's Chapel.

At Confirmation Class, we were talking about the Scriptures, and how the Old Testament was still binding on us, except for the civil and ceremonial. In Children's Chapel we were talking about why it was wrong for Peter to want to build 3 tents/tabernacles for Moses, Elijah and Jesus, and the Jewish ritual Tabernacle being set up before the Temple.

In both classes, I asked why we no longer have to sacrifice animals for sin and in each case ALL raised their hands and then blurted out correctly "Because Jesus Christ died for our sins!"
DEO GRATIAS! They get it!