World Communion Sunday

While the legal community may anxiously await the first Monday in October, those of us who follow the liturgical calendar look forward to the first Sunday in October--World Communion Sunday. If you come from a worshipping community that observes communion (aka the eucharist or the Lord's Supper) every Sunday, this may seem like an unnecessary observance. But many communities only take communion once a month, and some traditions may only ...

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Everybody Gets Place at the Table

This is at the core of what I believe it means to be Christian. Jesus invites us all to the table. There is enough for everyone, and everyone has a place.  As Christians, we don't get to choose who we serve, and we don't get to decide who gets a place at the table. In my eyes, Sara Sanders Huckabee is the worst kind of people. She has completely deserted the ...

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The Power of Remembrance

On Memorial Day, in the midst of the barbecues, float trips and pool gatherings, let us not forget to remember. To remember those who gave their lives in service and to acknowledge the power of remembrance. If you know someone who has lost a loved one who was serving, reach out today. One of the things grieving people fear is that the person they love will be forgotten, by society, by ...

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Bonds of peace, love and grace

Tonight as Christians across the country gather to celebrate the institution of the Lord's Supper, it is more important than ever that we gather around the table where all are invited and all are welcome. As our country grows more and more fractured, and we have completely failed the exhortation of Bill and Ted to be excellent to one another, we desperately need the Lord's Table. In a world where teen ...

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The Maundy Thursday Connection

The word “Maundy” is derived from Latin “mandatum,” which means “commandment.”  On Maundy Thursday (when we celebrate the institution of the Lord's Supper), not only does Jesus command us to eat the bread and drink the wine in remembrance of him, he also offers us a new commandment: "that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” (John 13:34, Revised Standard Version). In ...

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