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January 23rd Sermon – Sharing the Feast

Sermon for January 23rd, the Third Sunday in Epiphanytide You can find other sermons under this heading. Reading through the lectionary for today, January 23rd, I was struck by the Nehemiah reading. How, after the reading of the law left the people mourning and weeping, Nehemiah and Ezra commanded the people to go home and…

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Fundraiser Dinner at St. Thomas Anglican

As I’ve written before, my work as a priest has a large food element to it. One thing that goes along with any kind of food outreach ministry, is fundraising. Fundraising can be a challenging activity and I like to get involved with a fundraiser that supports other organizations. That’s one of the reasons I…

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Common Eating – The Eucharist

Since I last updated this post on the Eucharist, I’ve discovered that Google likes posts that are at least 1,200 words in length. As a result I’m going through a lot of my old posts to see if I can find ways to reach that baseline number. Some of them have been quite easy as…

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Common Eating – Old and New Testament

This is another one of the sections that I’ve been giving a great deal of thought as to how I would like to present it.  In the regular type face sections below you will see that while I put some emphasis on the stories of the Old and New Testament, there was not necessarily a…

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Common Eating – The Meal Itself.

This post on the meal itself for Common Eating, is probably the one that has changed the most since I wrote it. I originally thought that I wouldn’t bother with any textbook. However, I think I’m going to add a cookbook to the list. Not just any cookbook, but the More with Less cookbook. This…

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Common Eating – Introduction and Overview.

So, as I’ve been working my way through these posts again, and come to this introduction and overview,  I noticed that when I did the course outline the initial class is entitled “You Are What and How You Eat. For this course the latter part of that statement is the more important. The reason that…

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Common Eating – 2 – Marking

One of the important parts of Common Eating as a course, is finding ways for the students to work together. The marking system will definitely involve credit for the ability to work together. The only problem with this is that I have a natural aversion to anything that resembles a group project. This is in…

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Common Eating (Meals)

Common Eating is an idea for a university or seminary type course that has been sitting in the back of my mind for several years now. Over the next several weeks I hope to go through each of those posts and update and rethink my way through them. I’ll be leaving each new post at…

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Bread, Blessed and Broken Luke 24:13-35

“When he was at table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight.  Luke 24:31,32 NRSV When stories are so familiar, the temptation is not to listen carefully. We become careless in our hearing.…