Why did God create the heavens and the earth, human beings, and all the rest?
Anglicans taking shots at Big-Box Churches are like three-year-olds learning to garden: Mine gets such enjoyment from popping the heads off of weeds that pulling out the roots becomes a missed opportunity for more fun.
All the sacraments are traumatic for us. Our body is no longer completely our own, our present is interrupted by a foretaste of the eschatological banquet, and the sacraments ultimately are beyond any adequate verbal description.
Sustained, disciplined reading of this series is an outstanding way for a local pastor to engage with the participants in a great collective effort to renew the faithful interpretation of the Scriptures in and for the Church.