The second most common objection to recovering weekly communion in the 1999 survey was that it takes too much time.
The celebration of the resurrection, particularly in the face of death and grief, is the hallmark of the Christian faith.
In Easter season 1999, I surveyed all LCMS pastors regarding weekly communion. Their members largely feared …
Certain texts you read at certain times every year. Every Advent, I revisit St. Athanasius’s On the Incarnation.
It is not fanatical for pastors and members to desire the weekly opportunity to commune.
One thing that makes us nervous about early Christian interpretation of the Scriptures is what we call “allegory” or “spiritual exegesis.”
This marvelous truth is foundational for Holy Communion: The living Christ, here and now, in the flesh, does this.
Old books help us see things differently. It’s not to say that old books are inherently better, but they are different.
Weekly communion was not widely practiced for a significant part of the twentieth century in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).
Over the last few months, we have talked about problems that afflict us — half-heartedness, slackness, falsehoods, fragmentation, failure to preach the Gospel.
“If I knew the world was to end tomorrow, I would still plant an apple tree today.” This memorable quotation is often attributed to Martin Luther.
God is near. God is “very present” (Psalm 46:1). God is sitting in the driver’s seat of creation. This is what Lutherans believe.