Vice President of Academic Affairs
Professor of New Testament
Great Lakes Christian College
The research on the physical setting of early Christian gatherings reveals the centrality of meals in house church meetings. This article first examines the types of residences in which Christians may have gathered, the New Testament evidence for house churches, and the influence of residential settings on house churches. Then it examines the New Testament evidence for meals during house church meetings and the cultural customs associated with meals.
VOLUME 22, No. 2