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Healing Divisions over Dinner 1 Corinthians 1:10-18

Healing Divisions over Dinner

A simple meal can often heal division and bad feelings.


The biblical call for the church to live in harmony notwithstanding, the church since its inception has quarreled and fussed. It seems like nothing has changed. Is the unity of the church a pipedream? Maybe. But an interesting movement in the church right now gives new hope. It’s a movement the core piece of which is — food! What a concept! It’s amazing what Christians can agree to when they’re eating.



For material based on today’s gospel text, see “Las Vegas Lazy,” January 27, 2008.


Liberal and conservative congregations. Rich and poor. Traditional and contemporary. Black, white and brown. Native-born and immigrant. Gay and straight.

Clearly, there are divisions in the church.

Not that this is new. Churches have been splitting since before the Great Schism of 1054, which led to the break in communion between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church. Think of the...

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