Breaking Bread in Luke Acts III: Acts 2:41-47

March 25, 2009

Acts 2:41-47 has long been a focus of discussion in the history of the church, especially in the Anabaptist as well Bristish dissenter traditions. It is particularly important among “restorationist” streams for obvious reasons. My interest in this post is focused on the meaning of “breaking of bread” in this narrative description of the early […]


Breaking Bread in Luke-Acts I

March 19, 2009

My interest has recently been rekindled in thinking about “breaking bread” in several ways.  Recently, I have received several emails asking questions, seeking more information and wanting deeper reflection on the exegetical as well as theological dimensions of what Luke describes as “breaking bread.”  More specifically, in recent months I have read Justin Rogers’ piece in the […]


Acts 2:42 – Practicing the Kingdom of God

March 18, 2009

They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer (Acts 2:42, NASV) Borrowing from Brother Lawrence, I have been using the language of “practicing the kingdom of God” in recent years. I don’t mean that as an alternative to or a substitute for Brother […]