March 12th means we have arrived at the 12th century of church history. Our writer’s work has survived to our time. His writing has been admired by Catholics and Protestant thinkers right up to our time:
“There are those who seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge; that is curiosity. There are those who seek knowledge to be known by others; that is vanity. There are those who seek knowledge in order to serve; that is love.” Bernard of Clairvaux
In Episode 43, we discuss a once universally-celebrated feast of the Church which today is forgotten by many, namely, the Feast of Our Lord’s Ascension back to Heaven.
Link to Robert DeMoor’s article on the decline of the feast of the Ascension can be found here.
Links to Curate Steve Collier’s blog entries from “Christ: Sun of Righteousness” which discusses the importance of Christ’s crucifixion, resurrection and ascension as found in Psalms 22, 23, and 24 can be found here,here and here.
Link to Ascension Day Meditation from Trinity Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama can be found here.
Picture included is the painting “Ascension of Christ” by Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1636)
Episode 32 is the first of a two part program exploring the article “Hearts Sweetly Refreshed” by Tom Schwanda which touches on Puritan spiritual disciplines. In it, we discuss the theology of union with Christ by examining the writings of the 17th century Puritan minister Isaac Ambrose and how they tie into the works of Christian writers such as Bernard of Clairvaux, A.W. Tozer and Ann Voskamp.