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Why give alms?

A review of Peter Brown and David J. Downs

Belief in the incarnation places suffering bodies within the realm of Christian responsibility.

Take and eat?

When church members prefer just a blessing

Matt grew up in the Episcopal Church. One Sunday he appeared at the altar—with his arms crossed over his chest.

Blest and kept

Why and how I bless my children

I can still hear my dad's voice blessing me when I was little. Now that I'm a dad, I wonder if I should use different words.

Worth the wait

The rare blessing of a benediction

As a child, I followed the order of worship in the bulletin, mentally checking off each item. My eyes were on the prize.

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Why give alms?

A review of Peter Brown and David J. Downs

Take and eat?

When church members prefer just a blessing

Blest and kept

Why and how I bless my children

Worth the wait

The rare blessing of a benediction