Cullmann wrote that the eating of the Lord’s Supper and the presence of
the Holy Spirit were the two indispensable features of Christian
worship in the early church. Both were manifestations of the exalted
Jesus among his people. He served as host of the Supper and ministered
through the Spirit. The church thus participated in the “already” aspect
of salvation history as it anticipated the “not yet” eschaton.
Likewise, when we join Christ in a festive meal and in ministry, worship
is transformed into a transcendental experience. In these few hours
each week heaven touches earth.
My passion is the Kingdom of God. I hold a PhD from the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. I wrote my thesis "The Lord's Supper as an Anti-Imperial Praxis" under Drs. William S. Campbell and Kathy Ehrensperger. I serve as the W.A. Criswell Endowed Professor of Expository Preaching and Biblical Exegesis at Criswell College (Dallas, TX)and as the Editor of the Criswell Theological Review (CTR).
I also teach the Presidents' Class at First Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas, a Sunday morning Bible study with 250 members. I go verse-by-verse through the Scriptures.