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It was here, in Holy Communion, that the Church saw fully and completely what the potential cost of discipleship entailed: death. And yet it was literal good news, because despite his death, Jesus Christ was currently present with them in this very act of Holy Communion. Read more from Steve Bruns' series on the early church and discipleship.

Renowned author and biblical scholar N. T. Wright sits down with J.D. Walt, Maxie Dunnam and Ben Witherington III to talk about his view on justification and salvation, and other things like baptism, worship and the new atheism.

Scripture plainly says again and again that Christ offered himself as the atoning sacrifice "once for all." How then does Paul dare to suggest that Christ’s sufferings are somehow insufficient? Wesley’s answer to this question points to the heart of the faithful Christian life lived together with and before God in the world.

For many people, not only is there a paradoxical tension of anonymity and unity at the communion table, but at times, communion has been reduced to mere ritual and formality- something we should do, but without any real sense of why.

To receive someone into your home and offer them a bath and a meal is one of the surest signs of full acceptance and a real relationship. This is, essentially, what God does with us after we are rescued from the bondage of sin, brought out of our imprisonment to Satan and into a new life in Christ.

I've often thought of my life as having been lived on the edge of the liturgy. I suspect that perspective will resonate with many...

Read Wesleyan Catechesis: The Role of Sacraments and Confirmation, Part I. --- Why then did Wesley also delete the catechism from The Sunday Service? Was it...

Catechism is a term first introduced by Martin Luther to denote a formal method of teaching the basics of christian beliefs, specifically focusing on...
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http://youtu.be/1SAF1kCktXY Dr. Jeffrey Frymire on the nature of communion and what can be learned from the practice of the 4th century church. View our growing playlist...

  Read Part 1 of this miniseries. --- 5. Mary Is Important I was very apprehensive about the whole “Mary” subject. In an effort to avoid any type...