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Take This Bread

October 5th, 2012 · Comments Off on Take This Bread · Faith and the City

This Sunday is World Communion Sunday. Why do we have this celebration? Where did it come from? In 1936, totalitarian powers across the globe were building armies and rattling their newly forged sabers. It was an anxious moment in human history — a prelude to panoramic war. Faced with nationalistic posturing and divisive rhetoric, a […]

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Come Hungry

May 4th, 2012 · 23 Comments · Faith and the City

Some of the best questions have more than one right answer.  Some of the most iconic symbols have more than one meaning.  Philosopher and Christian thinker, Paul Ricoeur, observed that our most famous symbols and emblems have the ability to carry “a surplus of meaning” on their broad shoulders. Take, for example, the American flag.  […]

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Maundy Thursday Prayer

April 20th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Sharp Prayers

Communion Prayer Maundy Thursday 2011 Host! When we stand around this table, Holy God, that is what we call you… “The Host.” It reminds us that we are here, not because we deserve it, not because we are part of an exclusive club, not because we have the right answers or know a special handshake, […]

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