Eucharist Reflections 1

One of my favorite young scholars is Brant Pitre, a Roman Catholic New Testament professor at Notre Dame in New Orleans, and so I’m excited to share with you his new book: Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper. Brant is a dedicated Christian and a devout [Read More...]

Why do you take communion?

I read through a series of posts at Patheos on this question, and thought it might make for a good Sunday conversation. The sort of thing we can talk about over Sunday meals. In 100 words or less, why do you take communion? [Read more...]

Preparing for Eucharist

In Alister McGrath’s newest book, The Passionate Intellect: Christian Faith and the Discipleship of the Mind, four themes connected to eucharist are explored briefly, and I want to reflect on each one over the next four weeks. Today is our fourth and final theme. Together. At the Table of our Lord we not only stand [Read More...]

Taste the juice

From George Herbert, “The Agony” Love is that liquor sweet and most divine, Which my God feels as blood; but I, as wine. [Read more...]

Preparing for Eucharist

In Alister McGrath’s newest book, The Passionate Intellect: Christian Faith and the Discipleship of the Mind, four themes connected to eucharist are explored briefly, and I want to reflect on each one over the next four weeks. Today is our third theme. Faith. At the Table of our Lord we take as individuals (we’ll look [Read More...]

Preparing for Eucharist

In Alister McGrath’s newest book, The Passionate Intellect: Christian Faith and the Discipleship of the Mind, four themes connected to eucharist are explored briefly, and I want to reflect on each one over the next four weeks. Today is our second theme. Anticipation. One of the more remarkable features of the two earliest Lord’s supper [Read More...]

Preparing for Eucharist

In Alister McGrath’s newest book, The Passionate Intellect: Christian Faith and the Discipleship of the Mind, four themes connected to eucharist are explored briefly, and I want to reflect on each one over the next four weeks. Recollection. The Eucharist is about remembering. If we take a moment to recollect that our first brothers and [Read More...]

Preparing for Eucharist

John Mark Hicks, Come to the Table: Revisioning the Lord’s Supper ,  suggests the Table of the Lord is for all, and for families, including children.  So, he urges us to consider the Table as a family event. Here’s why: Table fellowship was a feature of Jesus’ life and ministry, and that table fellowship occurred evenings and [Read More...]

Preparing for Eucharist

John Mark Hicks, Come to the Table: Revisioning the Lord’s Supper ,  suggests the Table of the Lord is for all … except the rebellious. Jesus welcomed sinners and tax collectors and prostitutes to his Table, but those who came were invited to come because they could find grace. Those who came were either curious seekers or [Read More...]

Preparing for Eucharist

John Mark Hicks, Come to the Table: Revisioning the Lord’s Supper , explores themes of the Eucharist in such a fresh manner. The Table of the Lord should be inclusive. The Table should transcend all cultural, ethnic and gender boundaries. We sit with Christ and it is Christ who invites. We don’t do the inviting. It is [Read More...]


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