One the main goals of our grant year is to incorporate a broader reflection in practice of the many biblical images associated with eating with God.
We hope to reflect all of these in some way in our Lord’s Supper liturgy:
- The Lord’s Supper as an experience of spiritual communion with the Triune God.
- The Lord’s Supper as an act of covenant renewal with the whole covenant family.
- The Lord’s Supper as an experience of nourishing and renewing grace.
- The Lord’s Supper as a foretaste of heavenly hope and joy.
- The Lord’s Supper as an ethical witness to the world through a renewed ethical commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
- The Lord’s Supper as a visible, concrete display of the unity and koinonia of the Body of Christ.
Here is a list of books and articles that we have been collecting to inform our project:
- Getting the Word Across (1996) by G. Roberts Jacks
- Worship Words: Discipling Language for Faithful Ministry (2009) by Debra Rienstra and Ron Rienstra
- The Holy Community at Table with Holy Scripture (from Eat This Book) by Eugene Peterson
The Lord’s Supper:
- The Lord’s Supper by Hughes Oliphant Old
- A Meal with Jesus by Tim Chester
- The Meal Jesus Gave Us by Tom (NT) Wright
- From Age to Age: How Christians Have Celebrated the Eucharist (2009) by Edward Foley
- A Holy Meal by Gordon Smith
- Blessed are the Hungry by Peter Leithart
- For the Life of the World by Alexander Schmemann
- Food & Faith – a theology of eating by Norman Wirzba
- Come to the Table – revisioning the Lord’s Supper by John Mark Hicks
- A Short Treatise on the Supper of Our Lord Jesus Christ by John Calvin
- The Way Things Really Ought to Be: Eucharist, Eschatalogy, and Culture by Peter Leithart
- Celebrating the Christian Passover in Easter Worship (Ch14 – Worship Seeking Understanding), by John Witvliet
- Changing the World through the Lord’s Supper, by Tim Keller
- The Manner of Celebrating the Lord’s Supper, by Charles Baird
- The Lord’s Supper and the Power of the Holy Spirit in the Hymnody of Charles Wesley, by Michael Haykin