Haunted

[This is one of the promised posts about why I chose the name "Wine & Marble." Communion has been a huge part of my spiritual life and binds me to Christianity in a way I can't really understand or explain. I'll tell my story and perhaps begin to work it out.] Sometimes I wish I … Continue reading Haunted

Communion and Eating

Previous posts in this series: Loving Your Food, Eating in Community, and Jesus Ate. For the benefit of my readers: I write this for Christians, with the understanding that communion is a sacrament and an essential, regular part of a healthy practice of faith and a healthy church. For my own part, I am of the … Continue reading Communion and Eating

Eucharist Roundup

This week has been for me a meditation on the Eucharist, thanks to some beautiful writings on it. Here are the highlights: From "Small, Good Things" by Casey N. Cep at The Paris Review: One way of understanding the sacraments, perhaps best articulated by liturgist Gordon Lathrop, is that simple things become central things. When Christians … Continue reading Eucharist Roundup

Loving your food

I love to eat what I eat. My pleasure at the stove and table are sincere and coherent. - "Learning How to Eat Like Julia Child" by Tamar Adler, New Yorker Julia Child's 100th birthday was yesterday, and this essay on learning to eat and love food is good.  I think about this a lot--what food means to … Continue reading Loving your food