Tag Archives: Lord’s Supper

In the breaking of bread

The disciples who encountered the risen Christ on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) had two stories to tell. The first was about “how Jesus had appeared to them as they were walking along the road.” The second is “how they had recognized him as he was breaking the bread” (v. 35 NLT). The first […]

Table manners

Much of what defined the Corinthian church in the first century of the Common Era was disagreement. It seemed as if disagreements and divisions ran through the church like yeast through a loaf of bread. Members were splitting into factions as groups of them followed different leaders with different theologies (1 Cor. 1:11-12). They disagreed […]

Coming to the table in love

[Reflections for an interdenominational Holy Thursday communion service] Perhaps the most precious possession left by my grandmother Edith, who had few possessions to leave, was an old kitchen spoon. Dulled with the patina of its age and worn flat on one side by decades of stirring whatever was cooking on her stove, it would hardly […]