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Hospitality as Vulnerability

Hospitality as Vulnerability

There is always an element of vulnerability included in hospitality. By inviting others into your home or life you always allow for the possibility that others will reject or judge you. For me, I can tell how willing I am to be vulnerable with people by how much...
Our Holiday Tradition:  The Cookie Party

Our Holiday Tradition: The Cookie Party

I love baking Christmas cookies. To me, they are essential to the holidays, and once I start baking I have a hard time stopping. This leads to a problem because as much as I love cookies, my family can’t eat 8 dozen cookies. So our holiday tradition of the...
Dinner for 50: Feed Your Neighbor

Dinner for 50: Feed Your Neighbor

Our church is preparing to serve community supper again in a couple of weeks, and it got me started thinking about why we do this thing.  Why do we provide food for people, or hot meals? It doesn’t solve the larger problems of food insecurity, or create a more...
A Table of Equals Part 3: Form

A Table of Equals Part 3: Form

Welcome to the final part of my exploration of what it looks like to try and create a table of equals. In the first part of this series I explored how I see the shared table as a critical site of meaning making, and how my faith compels me to try and make that meaning...
A Table of Equals Part 2: Food

A Table of Equals Part 2: Food

Go back and check out part 1 here. How does the food we eat impact our ability to sit together as equals?  Have you ever attended a BBQ where everyone is asked to bring something to throw on the grill?  Some people end of up eating hot dogs, but generally there that...
A table of equals: Part 1

A table of equals: Part 1

What does a table of equals look like, and why should we work towards it? These are questions that I have been pondering, as I look around me and see a world where equality and unity of spirit are hard to find.  This three part series will look at these questions and...