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Century Marks

Free meal: The challenge for the church, says Sara Miles, author of Jesus Freak, is to become a permeable body so that all kinds of people are coming in and going out. “Church is actually a place for people to experience we,” says Miles. She says she needed “to be knocked around in the great rock tumbler of the church with people I didn’t choose—because left to my own devices I’m gonna choose people like me.” One of the remarkable things about the church is that it serves a meal—communion—that you can’t buy, earn or deserve. It is just given away (interview on Religion Dispatches, February 23).


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