Category Archives: Lord’s Supper

1 Corinthians 11:17-34: “Do you not have houses to eat and drink in?”

I posted a series on 1 Corinthians several months ago in preparation for teaching a class covering the epistle. Today, I taught on the problems with the Lord’s Supper described in 1 Cor 11:17-34. Until I was preparing for class … Continue reading

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A Communion Meditation: The Poverty of the Passover Lamb

One of the Bible’s most common images for Jesus is the “lamb of God.” Over and over he is pictured as a sacrificed lamb — a Passover sacrifice. For example, (John 1:29 ESV) he next day he saw Jesus coming … Continue reading

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New Post Up at Wineskins: N. T. Wright’s The Meal Jesus Gave Us

Reflections on N. T. Wright’s 1999 book The Meal Jesus Gave Us: Understanding Holy Communion. 

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Progressive Churches of Christ: Baptism

So the subject is Sacraments, and we’ve talked about the Lord’s Supper. That leaves baptism. And we’re much better at our baptismal practices than our Eucharistic practices. At least, some of us are. I visited one church that had a … Continue reading

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Progressive Churches of Christ: The Lord’s Supper, Part 2

Next, think about this in terms of story. When we take communion in our traditional way at church, what is the story that we are telling? In many churches, the story is: We care about the scriptures more than “the … Continue reading

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Progressive Churches of Christ: The Lord’s Supper, Part 1

Let’s talk about the Sacraments. You see, I’m persuaded that a key step in the right direction is a re-envisioning of the Sacraments as community events that draw us toward Jesus. The traditional Church of Christ approach to the Lord’s … Continue reading

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Worship: The Assembly (the Lord’s Supper, Part 3)

Now, when we try to connect the Lord’s Supper with the Temple or tabernacle, we quickly find the close analogy of the Passover. John says that Jesus was crucified on the Friday before Passover (John 19:14), called the Day of Preparation. … Continue reading

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