Sharp About Your Prayers

the challenges, absurdities, and joys of an urban faith

Sharp About Your Prayers header image 4

Entries Tagged as 'lord’s supper'

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 […]

[


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.  […]

[