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Eating Together: Part 3 – Transubstantiation and Other Theories of Eucharist

Part 1 Part 2 Transubstantiation confuses the heck out of people. As a Methodist, I shouldn’t be as sentimental or defensive about Transubstantiation, but I find myself drawn to the sense of Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist that seems … Continue reading

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Out of Rhythm: Seriously Benedict?

How do the benedictine’s do it? They wake, sleep, eat, pray, work… and pretty much everything else to a schedule. Life doesn’t seem to interfere. Ok, fessing up: I’ve never spent time at a benedictine monastery, not for lack of … Continue reading

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Friendship: Reimagining the Means of Grace

Following the narrow path provides the basis for the wonderfully written and perhaps wrong minded tirade of Jonathan Edwards’ “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”. Jonathan Edwards was not a truly gentle person especially to his congregation. Deeds more … Continue reading

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Grace as a Handshake

Grace is an invitation to a relationship. The founder of methodism John Wesley described grace in three parts prevenient, justifying, and sanctifying. The good ole handshake really puts that into a perspective that I like. Imagine our experience of grace … Continue reading

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Simple Direct Prayers

Lord, teach me to be generous. Teach me to serve you as you deserve; to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor … Continue reading

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New Years Resolutions and Wesleyan Perfection

We’ve reached that last point in the year, and some of us are scrambling to find things to resolve to do better next year. New years is a time for us to reset and rewind and take up anew the … Continue reading

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