Thanksgiving 2020: Thankful for both in-person and remote fellowship

Thankful for both in-person and remote fellowship In 2020 more than ever before, we are aware of two realities. One, the gift of sitting down face-to-face and sharing a meal, in person. The sight, the smell, the touch, the warmth, the taste. Second, the gift of technology in bringing people together, however imperfectly. As we wait for the resurrection from the dead on the last day and Supper of the Lamb where all those in Christ will eat, face-to-face (no Zoom), we are grateful for those technologies that bring us together now, whether it’s a family member across the country … Continue Reading “Thanksgiving 2020: Thankful for both in-person and remote fellowship”

Difficult Relatives on Thanksgiving

Dear Friends, Thanksgiving is a holiday dedicated to gratitude, but often involves people that are difficult to be grateful for. That aunt or uncle of a radically different political persuasion, that sibling you haven’t seen for an awkward amount of time. And if it weren’t for Thanksgiving, you might not naturally gather with these people. Meals, especially feasts, bring people together. Think of how many stories or movies end at the table. History will culminate with the Supper of the Lamb. And we fellowship over a meal in the Eucharist. And yet how do we deal with difficult relationships in the … Continue Reading “Difficult Relatives on Thanksgiving”

Thankfulness in Poetry | Grammar of Poetry – Matt Whitling

In this excerpt from Lesson 1 from the Grammar of Poetry video course, Matt Whitling talks about the importance of thankfulness in poetry, and while learning poetry. Happy Thanksgiving!