Christopher Grundy

CHRISTOPHER GRUNDY is an author, speaker, progressive Christian recording artist, liturgical theologian, and ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. Dr. Grundy serves as Professor of Preaching and Worship and Dean of the Chapel at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis. He served as pastor of UCC congregations in Iowa and Kansas before earning and PhD in liturgical studies from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He has also been performing music at regional and national church gatherings for decades. His recent book Recovering Communion in a Violent World: Resistance, Resilience, and Risk critically examines the re-enactment of the violence done to Jesus in Holy Communion and seeks to recover more radical Christian meal practices. Christopher is married to Carla Tellor Grundy, a speech pathologist and deaf educator, and they wrangle three teenage sons, two dogs, and three cats. You can learn more about his music at and more about his book on Holy Communion at

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