Skip to content

Discussion Questions for Welker’s What Happens in Holy Communion chapter 10

by on December 3, 2009
  1. When Welker talks about “sin” in this chapter, to what is he referring? Individual failure? A cosmic power? Both? Something else?
  2. Welker blames, in part, a culture preoccupied with morality for the churches’ underestimation of the power of sin. How does this argument work? Do you agree with it? What can we do to correct it? (see pp. 155, 160, 154)
  3. Welker blames the emphasis of the Reformation churches on the absolute power of God (p. 155), whether that mystery is explained in realist terms (Lutheran) or spiritual ones (Reformed), for their inability to effectively maintain a proper understanding of how the Supper relates to sin. Correcting this failure is the task of Reformation theologians today. How can we, in our churches, begin to make this correction?
  4. Does the church’s celebration of Holy Communion participate in the liberation of the world from sin? If so, how?
Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: