Tag: communion

Has the Altar Call Displaced the Sacraments?

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1305259/10563762-has-the-altar-call-displaced-the-sacraments.js?container_id=buzzsprout-player-10563762&player=small In this episode of the Holy Joys Podcast, Johnathan Arnold and David Fry discuss ways in which the altar call has displaced the sacraments,...

John Wesley’s Ritual for Communion

The following ritual for “The Communion” is from “The Sunday service of the Methodists in North America” (pp. 131–139). It is lightly edited (e.g.,...

Why I Pray and Take Communion with My Eyes Open

In the second and third centuries, gnosticism was the greatest threat to the Christian faith. The word gnosticism comes from the Greek word gnosis...

If I Take Communion Unworthily, Will I Drink Damnation to My...

The krima (“judgment” ESV, “damnation” KJV) that someone eats or drinks on himself is not automatic damnation to hell. It’s the judgment of the Lord’s paideia (discipline), which has our final salvation as its aim.

The Risen Christ Reveals Himself in Word and Sacrament (Luke 24:13–35)

The Emmaus Road story emphasizes how Christ reveals himself in the Lord's Supper and is the basis for Charles Wesley’s communion hymn "O Thou Who This Mysterious Bread."

Virtual Communion, Virtual Church, and the Sacraments

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1305259/8097329-virtual-communion-virtual-church-and-the-sacraments.js?container_id=buzzsprout-player-8097329&player=small In this episode of the Holy Joys Podcast, Johnathan Arnold and David Fry discuss whether or not the church should offer virtual communion and...

How Often Should We Receive The Lord’s Supper?

Wesley and the Methodists after him, like the church fathers before him, believed that weekly communion was the biblical, apostolic, and classic Christian practice. Were they right?

Holy Communion and Christian Worship Through the Centuries

Changes over time in Table practice are closely connected to differences in corporate worship as a whole.

The Lord’s Table Has Been Moved: A Call to Recenter the...

The architecture at the local Lutheran church embodies their theological commitments. Front and center in the sanctuary, on an elevated island, is the Lord’s...

The Duty of Constant Communion

The following discourse was written above five-and-fifty years ago, for the use of my pupils at Oxford. I have added very little, but retrenched...