When we look at what the New Testament says about the early church’s worship gatherings, we see a lot of evidence that they originally included full communal meals. For instance, in Jude verse 12 we get a reference to the… Read More ›
What Does “Sacrament” Mean?
Some call them sacraments, while others prefer to say ordinances. In this week’s new video, I attempt to clear up confusion as to why different Christians use different terminology when referring to holy rites like Baptism and Communion, and briefly… Read More ›
Communion: The Most Important Part of a Church Service? (Video)
I have a new video up over on the blog’s sister YouTube channel. This time I’m sharing some reflections on the Lord’s Supper or Communion and why it is so crucial to Christian worship. Click below to watch:
What Did Worship Look Like in the Early Church?
In my recent deep-dive back into church history, one of the things I’ve been most interested in is learning more about what early Christian worship looked like. There’s certainly a lot we can learn simply from reading the New Testament…. Read More ›
Jewish Keys to Understanding the Lord’s Supper?
How can ancient Jewish beliefs about the Passover help us understand the Lord’s Supper? Brant Pitre’s book shows us. Here’s my review.
The Earliest Church Handbook: The Didache
In this new video post, I’m giving a quick introduction to what is likely the oldest church handbook in history, The Didache (aka the “Teaching” or “Instruction”). This short, ancient text gives us a fascinating window into the everyday practices… Read More ›
Should We Take Communion Virtually?
Well folks, I was planning on writing a piece about whether or not churches who are in quarantine mode should partake of the Lord’s Supper/Communion virtually, when to my surprise I just came across an article by the folks at For… Read More ›