TT Live 29: Tim Harris on the Holy Catholic Church

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  1. Shotgun
    Shotgun September 14, 2013 at 11:29 pm | | Reply

    This is excellent. I hope to listen to it over again a few times.

    I really wish I could have been in the chatroom that evening. I would love to have gotten Mr. Harris to comment on Rushdoony’s ecclesiology and the “House Church” movement that’s so prominent in many Kinist families at the moment.

    Given what he’s said here, I don’t think he’d be willing to endorse it at all. He might see them as tiny spheres of autonomous authority.

    Or maybe, (as in my case), when there is no legitimate church meeting anywhere nearby, the Father of a family might have authority to lead his family in worship and sacraments?

    Also, I’ve been struggling with certain ecclesiastical issues – given what he’s laid out here, my ideal of “church *as* state” would be incorrect; Tim has laid out the two as very different institutions. I’d love to have heard him expound on their relationship. (If a particular body of Christians make up both the church and the state, then in what sense are there different institutions? And even if we can make a distinction, should we?)

    An analogy would be a four-person family – a mom, dad, and two kids. Supposing they homeschool, then someone might claim there is a distinction between the school as an institution and the family as an institution, but the one is part of the other; they’re the same entity, in my view.

    Anyway, this was a great episode and I hope TT has Tim Harris on again to address the Church.

  2. Roger U
    Roger U December 11, 2013 at 3:41 pm | | Reply

    I would like to listen to this but it says the file is corrupt.

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