Three of the Most Dangerous Christian Words: “Do You Believe…”

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If you were ever baptized, think of the three words the pastor or priest likely said to you before performing the sacred act. How about if you decided to join a church. Or when you wanted to receive communion. Or if you were confronted by another Christian about the strength or integrity of your faith. [Read More...]

What Does Communion Mean Without Atonement?

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I am part of a small denomination called the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and I always have to explain that, yes, the parentheses are actually part of the denominational name. Long story. Just trust me on this. Our denomination is known for being very non-credal, which basically means we don’t tell churches what to [Read More...]

Six Plagues of Our Time

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We had our fourth annual Passover Seder at Milagro last night. I know, you’re thinking, “what are a bunch of goys doing celebrating a Jewish tradition?” Given that the central act of our worship service every week – communion – was first introduced by Jesus at his last Seder, we figure if it’s good enough [Read More...]

Re-Membering: the Heart of the Gospel

One of my favorite things about being part of a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) community is that we observe communion every time we participate in worship. I know for some the frequency poses the risk of draining the ritual of its significance. But for me, it’s my favorite moment, pretty much every time. There [Read More...]

Jesus the Breadmaker

Jesus the Breadmaker By Christian Piatt “Look daddy,” my two-year-old daughter said on Sunday, pointing to the communion table, “Jesus gave us more food again.” I don’t write nearly as much about little Zoe as I do about my boy, Mattias. First of all, he’s seven. He has a little more living under his Garanimals [Read More...]


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