Worship focused on the eucharist, and that focused on a tradition-free personal relationship with Jesus, are two different ballgames.
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What would you recommend to someone who has been trained with a high sacramental theology but ends up in a more entrepreneurial, low-church setting?
Lillian Daniel, a teacher of preaching, responds to first-year pastor Tom Arthur's question from last week.
Advice from an elder preacher and leader to a younger: let the listeners do some of the work, and leave space for the Spirit.
It is a helpful exercise for leaders to place themselves in the shoes of those who are new to their organizations.
Serving the Lord’s Supper always seems always to result in a mess. And given the nature of our work as leaders, maybe that’s as it should be.
Whether you view them as sacraments or ordinances, baptism and communion have meaning because the church is a community, says the Rev. Michael J. Clingenpeel.