Can we disagree well about the Sacraments? - The Whole Church Podcast

Episode 217

Can we disagree well about the Sacraments?

Baptism and the Lord's Supper / the Eucharist have become hot topic / divisive issues in the Church today. Professor Chris Moreland, of the Catholic tradition, joins Joshua Noel and TJ (Tiberius Juan) Blackwell to discuss these topics and more! We discuss how many practices we each consider to be sacramental, how these sacraments should be partaken of in our opinions, and how much room there is for disagreements in our minds.


Is unity possible when we don't agree on these core acts within the Christian faith? What are the 7 sacraments in order and meaning? What do the sacraments mean? What is the sacrament called? Why do Christians do sacraments? Why are they called sacraments? Why did Jesus create the sacraments? Are sacraments just Catholic? What are sacraments in the Bible? What is the purpose of baptism? What happens when you get baptized? What did Jesus say about baptism? What is the meaning of the Eucharist? What is difference between Eucharist and Communion? What is the meaning of full immersion baptism? Do Catholics do full immersion baptism? Why do some churches practice baby baptism?


In this episode, we will:

  • Discuss differing opinions on what counts as a sacrament
  • Explore different ideas around the sacrament of baptism
  • Explain the meaning of the elements in Eucharist / the Lord's Supper
  • Construct an idea for how to maintain unity in the midst of these disagreements


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Joshua Noel

I am from Knoxville, TN. Grew up in Florida and Charlotte, NC. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies, am preparing to attend Law School at the University of South Carolina, have co-hosted "The Whole Church Podcast" with my best friend TJ Blackwell for four years, and I have been involved in local ministries for 15 years now. I'm pretty huge into hermeneutics, U.S. Constitutional Law, and Biblical theology, and my favorite TV show is "Doctor Who".

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TJ Blackwell

TJ was born and now lives. He now co-hosts The Whole Church podcast

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