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Break Bread Together? Or Drive-Thru Alone?
Originally Posted: 04/15/2014 - 10:09am | Type: Blog

What we know as communion became institutionalized. Ritual replaced meal. The bread-breaking became a set-apart observance with strict regulation and legalistic definition. Inter ...

Ramadan, a Shared Table, and Following Jesus
Originally Posted: 07/29/2013 - 2:26pm | Type: Blog

As I often say, as followers of Jesus, we have no choice but to move toward relationships with those who are marginalized, dehumanized, and in need of love. We don’t compromise our faith by hanging out with pe ...

The Case for Corporate Worship
Originally Posted: 11/20/2012 - 7:41am | Type: Blog

I empathize with people fleeing the local church. Churches can be battlefields instead of harbors, pits of condemnation or politics rather than wells of living water. But the endless search for something “new” ...

10 Things I Learned in the Middle East
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 9:49am | Type: Blog

"No matter how objective we may think we are or desire to be, we all see the world through a specific telescope/worldview. When we choose to look through the telescope of people who are “different” than u ...

The Unworthy Table
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 2:41pm | Type: Blog

As we mindfully pray and vote, here’s something to think about: Are we being like those in the Corinth community that shared an “unworthy” Table, or will we be creating a worthy Table beckoning the kingdom of ...

Physical Churches: Do They Matter Anymore?
Originally Posted: 07/13/2012 - 2:30pm | Type: Blog

Many non-Christians lay the sins of our nation and even the world at the feet of the church. After all, a 77 percent of us self-identify as Christians (in 2009). So why is it that the Christian faith, the self ...

Pastor Says Hospitality Staff Can’t Live by Bread Alone
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 5:01pm | Type: Blog

The idea behind Big Table isn't about proselytizing, praying or preaching. The pastor's only goal is to befriend local food industry workers and pamper them at the regular Big Table dinners. ...