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Posts tagged "Eucharist"


A Feast of Biscuits and Apple Butter: Church in the Time of Covid

Remote Communion — Can You Hear how Awful that Sounds?

Adverbs Are Not Your Friends: Learning Gospel Grammar From Stephen King

On the Eucharist and the UMC

The Unintentional Theology of Rites of Spring, Or, The Gospel According to Guy Picciotto

“I’ve Found the Answer Lies in a Real Emotion / Not the Self-Indulgence of a Self-Devotion”

Bayesian Theology or: How I Learned to Loosen a Doctrinal Death Grip and Love Statistical Thinking

This one comes to us from Rob Munk. Halfway through 2017, I met the woman I plan to marry. We bonded over pancakes at a greasy-spoon diner on our first date. She was Anglican; I was Lutheran. It was a match in high-church Protestant heaven. But like many Christian couples, we had our share of […]

Hands Full of Life in the Valley of the Shadow of Death

The Eucharist is honestly bizarre. To the untrained observer, the sight of a coterie of nicely dressed congregants sauntering up to an altar, kneeling with outstretched hands and soberly sanguine faces proves utterly bewildering. Of course this is only the modus operandi of some more traditional denominations; others have learned how to logistically and visually […]

The Lord’s (Subversive) Supper

This post was written by Chad Bird. I learned the basics of table fellowship where many others did: in the elementary school cafeteria. Gripping my cadaver-colored tray swimming in gravy, meatloaf, and green beans, I’d scan the tables. Where to sit? I dropped more footballs than I caught, so I couldn’t jazz with the fourth-grade […]

PZ’s Podcast: The Sacraments… Walk in the Room

EPISODE 225: The Sacraments… Walk in the Room A forthcoming book on the sacraments, edited by Justin Holcomb and David A. Johnson, has got me thinking about the “means of grace” — or rather, how do we know and recognize God’s grace in our actual personal lives. The history of the Christian Church could almost […]

Church of the Deconstruction

This piece was featured in Issue 7 of The Mockingbird: The Church Issue. Issue 8 is well underway! In a recent visit to Mexico, Pope Francis spoke to a congregation of Mexican bishops and clergy. His words were harsh, to say the least. Instead of decrying the social and political upheaval of the country, or […]

PZ’s Podcast: Shag (The Movie), Cimarron, The Sacraments Rightly Understood, Mirage Fighter, and What Actually Happens

Episode 195: Shag (The Movie) That’s a great little movie, from 1989. But I’m afraid it’s going to get banned one of these days, by the Ministry of Truth. Right from the “get go”, there’s an image in it that’s distressing today. Which gives me a chance to talk Christianly about how to deal with […]