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You Are What You Eat

May 30th, 2013 · Comments Off on You Are What You Eat · Faith and the City

What is the “nature” of the host? When one of my theology professors scribbled this question on the chalkboard, the entire classroom winced.  After all, the desks at the Divinity School were filled with Catholics, Lutherans, Episcopalians, Baptists and even a few Presbyterians.  We knew we did not see eye to eye on this issue. […]

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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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