Have we left out important facets of the Lord’s Supper, like its present and future components? How is Christ’s presence manifested in the Lord’s Table? What is the role of faith in receiving the Lord’s Supper as a means of grace? How does the Lord’s Supper communicate our Pneumatology as well as Christology? Why is the Lord’s Supper a test case of sorts for whether we are presenting the full gospel and its implications?
In this episode of the Credo podcast, Matthew Barrett is joined by Todd Billings to analyze why so many churches today fail to capture the meaning of the Lord’s Supper and its implications for union with Christ by the Spirit.
J. Todd Billings is the Gordon H. Girod Research Professor of Reformed Theology at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI, where he has served since 2005. An ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America, he received his M.Div. from Fuller Seminary and his Th.D. from Harvard. He is the author of Calvin, Participation, and the Gift: The Activity of Believers in Union with Christ as well as Remembrance, Communion, and Hope: Rediscovering the Gospel at the Lord’s Table.
Matthew Barrett is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine. He is the author of several books, including Canon, Covenant and Christology: Rethinking Jesus and the Scriptures of Israel; None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God; 40 Questions About Salvation; God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture; Reformation Theology: A Systematic Summary; Salvation by Grace, and Owen on the Christian Life. He is the host of the Credo podcast where he engages top theologians on the most important theological issues today.