Week 4 – The early Church, following the Bible, taught that the material universe is a sacrament – that is, a visible sign of God’s spiritual reality. This was an antidote to the Gnostic heresy of the era which taught that since physical matter was not necessary for salvation, you could do what you liked with your body. Gnosticism is still rife in our modern secular society especially through sexual immorality. Deep Church teaches how we might readopt a sacramental worldview. Our material bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit. Accordingly we are walking, living sacraments, a visible sign of God’s invisible presence within us.
Deep church wk4 Matter Matters session 1 A.Pemble (in MP3 format)
Deep church wk4 Matter Matters session 2 T.Roake (in MP3 format)
Deep church wk4 Matter matters Questions and Answers (in MP3 format)
Deep church wk4 Matter matters Slides (in pdf format)
Deep Church – Background Reading List