These videos cover the topics of baptism, the christian faith, the Church, commandments, prayer, and the sacraments. Created by the Venerable Reverend Bruce Bickerdike and Reverend Jim Raistrick at South Croydon Anglican Church in 2021.
Session 1: Baptism This is an overview of the Reformed Christian perspective on Baptism as understood in some Anglican Churches. Our purpose in these videos is to spark debate and help people gain a fuller understanding of the Christian faith.
Session 2: Christian Faith Session 2 of the series on Christianity with the Venerable Rev. Bruce Bickerdike and Rev. Jim Raistrick. Covering the basics of Christian Faith; what it means to have Christian belief, what beliefs Christians don't have and particulars that drive questions.
Session 3: The Church This third session of Questions and Answers with the Venerable Reverend Bruce Bickerdike and Rev. Jim Raistrick explores the definition of 'the Church'. Do Christians have to go to church? What is a church for? What are the marks of a church? What is the visible and invisible church?
Session 4: Commandments This next session of our Christianity series explores the idea of the Commandments. Is there 10? Do they still apply to us now? Didn't Jesus say He was giving us (Christians) a NEW Commandment? Does this add to the 10 or does it replace them? What is the Christian duty to God? What is the Christian duty to others? All these and MORE are discussed in this Q&A with the Venerable Rev. Bruce Bickerdike and Rev. Jim Raistrick at the South Croydon Anglican Church.
Session 5: Prayer Prayer is a significant part of life for a Christian, but what happens when we pray? Why do we pray, especially if God knows everything already? Does praying change God's mind? Can non-Christians pray (and does anything happen)? What sorts of things should we pray about? What shouldn't we? All these questions and more are covered in this session on 'Prayer' with Rev. Jim Raistrick and Venerable Rev. Bruce Bickerdike.
Session 6: Sacraments What is a 'sacrament'? The Venerable Rev. Bruce Bickerdike and Rev. Jim Raistrick discuss what is meant by Protestant churches when they discuss 'the sacraments'. Covering areas such as how many sacraments there are, what it means when we engage with one, the difference between 'the Lord's Supper', Eucharist and Communion, and what it means to 'examine yourself'. Filmed in the South Croydon Anglican Church on Thursday 20th May, 2021.