Palm Sunday is about a different vision for the world, marked by justice, compassion, and peace, instead of injustice, oppression, and violence. Holy Week begins by asking us to choose which world we will live in.
One of the things I love most about the Bible is that after almost thirty-eight years it continues to surprise me.
We have an addiction to power. The "we" here is fluid; you can plug in many different words into that placeholder and it will still be a true statement. Americans have an addiction to power. Christians have an addiction to power. Politicians have an addiction to power. See? It works. This addiction leads to lots … Continue reading The Strength of Weakness
Will we let our critics determine who we are, or will we live into our identity as the beloved?
well, the cat is out of the proverbial bag now, isn't it? sometimes i'm embarrassed to tell people that i'm a christian. this isn't always true. christians do many beautiful things in the world; things that i am proud to be associated with and part of. when christians stand up for justice, dignity, and compassion, … Continue reading sometimes i’m embarrassed to tell people that i’m a christian
[Mark 16v1-8] Sunrise. The first day of a new week. Dawn brings the women, the faithful who never left him. The pain of Friday still fresh in their hearts And on their faces. Unexpected scene. Stone rolled back, Jesus' body is missing! A messenger of God brings Good News: He is not here, He has … Continue reading Resurrection Sunday
[Mark 15] A clash of two kingdoms. God against Caesar. What shall be done with the Messiah? Crucify him! Mocked and beaten, led out to slaughter. The cross is heavy. The Messiah hanging Between two thieves. Insults hurled. Alone and forsaken. Why God? A sponge soaked with wine, A cry-filled last breath. The curtain is … Continue reading Good Friday