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Common Eating Week 10 – Food & Hospitality

Today I want to tackle food & hospitality and the role common eating plays in each of them.  I also want to be fairly specific about what I mean when I say hospitality.  When I refer to hospitality, I’m not referring so much to laying on nice dinner parties for friends or being the person…

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Common Eating – 9 – Food and Drink

Growing up in the evangelical tradition, the question of what was acceptable and what was not acceptable food and drink for “real Christians” was high on the list of topics that were regularly worked around. My denominational upbringing was teetotal by definition.  My experiences with others from similar backgrounds was that the drinking of alcohol,…

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Common Eating – Fasting and Feasting

The reason I decided to switch this class with the class on Ferial Eating, was that it seemed more logical to examine the idea of fasting and feasting coming out of how we eat on a daily basis instead of vice-versa.  Although both of these topics will arise during the examination of common eating in…

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Common Eating – Ferial Eating

Early in February I wrote a whole post called Keeping the Ferial.  The focus of the post was on ferial eating, or day-to-day eating.  I have a couple of polls up on the right hand side of the blog that ask people about what their general eating habits are both when they eat at home…

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Common Eating 7 – Thanksgiving in the Meal

The course will have just finished looking at the Eucharist, which means thanksgiving, and in the Anglican tradition “The Great Thanksgiving,” is the name given to the prayer for the consecration of the elements within the Eucharistic service.So this week, I would like the class to move form the more specific form of thanksgiving into…