The Eucharist and Unity

Ryan Robinson

It is easiest to identify Ryan as both theologian and tech guy. By day, Ryan is a Technical Consultant work with PeaceWorks Technology Solutions. There, he works on websites, CRMs, and SharePoint implementations. Along with blogging here, Ryan is a founding member of the MennoNerds blogging network and a contributor to the book A Living Alternative.

4 Responses

  1. Matt Spaanem says:

    I would like to see the eucharist incorporated as part of a meal or feast, after all that’s the context for the first eucharist as instituted by Jesus himself. I know that’s not practical to do in a large or even medium sized church service setting but it could certainly be done via small groups within the church. Speaking to the interdenominational unity aspect perhaps a large meal + eucharist could be hosted by multiple churches or by a non-church affiliated group inviting all Christians. What engenders fellowship more than a good meal?

    • Lots of very good ideas. I don’t think we need to only think of the Eucharist one way just because it has been that way (with minor variations) for such a long time. In a new age, we should be open to new ways to capture these messages. One thing my church does do every once in awhile is a “love feast” which is closer to the original idea of the Eucharist – a few hundred people get together at the main site for a giant feast and time together. We also do the Eucharist ritual primarily in homechurches, sometimes around a regular meal and sometimes still with the bread and cup passing around.

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