Tag Archives: Kingdom of God

The origins of the Eucharist: not what you may have thought

Eucharist, Communion, Mass, Lord’s Supper. For the first Christians, it was their central activity. It was what they gathered for. Why? The usual story goes like this. On the day before he died, Jesus gathered with the twelve apostles for … Continue reading

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New directions for the Church 2: kingdom of God or cult of Christ?

This is the second of a series of posts reflecting on how the Church is conceived by its leaders, and offering alternative approaches. The first is here . In the first I described the Archbishops’ ‘global prayer movement’ Thy Kingdom … Continue reading

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Resurrection and kingdom

In theory Easter is the biggest festival in the Church’s year. How it works out in practice is another matter. Today the main issue is that it’s impossible. Nobody rises from the dead. Some people conclude that Christianity is wrong, … Continue reading

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