Did the prophet Jesus consider any food forbidden?

Many have suggested to me that Jesus advocated the same food laws as Mohammed and Moses. The gospel of Mark, however, tells another story: The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. (TheContinue reading “Did the prophet Jesus consider any food forbidden?”

Practicing reconciliation between Muslims and Christians

As a moderator of the The Christian-Muslim Interfaith Bridge it shouldn’t be any surprise that I’m interested in how we practically practice (yes, I know I’m verging on tautology) reconciliation between Muslims and Christians. Recently I came across these comments in Peace-Building by, between, and beyond Muslims and Evangelical Christians by Mohammed Abu-Nimer and David Augsburger (Editors):Continue reading “Practicing reconciliation between Muslims and Christians”

Meditations on the Tarot – The Ace of Cups

The ace of cups has some fascinating imagery from a Christian perspective. This illustration comes from the Rider Waite Tarot. You will notice that the chalice has streams of living water flowing from it. That a white dove, representing the Holy Spirit, is descending upon it with a communion wafer, inscribed with a cross, inContinue reading “Meditations on the Tarot – The Ace of Cups”

Jesus and the Tarot: The Ace of Cups

  The image to your left is of the Ace of Cups in the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. If you reflect on the symbolism you may observe that the cup or chalice is being held by a divine hand, usually representative of God or one of God’s angelic messengers. Above it is a dove, symbolicContinue reading “Jesus and the Tarot: The Ace of Cups”

Goth Eucharist

Friends from a Pagan-Christian interfaith forum brough a Goth eucharistic gathering to my attention. St. Edward King and Martyr Church, an Anglican in Cambridge, holds a biweekly service in the evenings for people who identify themselves as Goth. This is how it is described: The service is candlelit with a specially written liturgy and uses aContinue reading “Goth Eucharist”