Easter Eulogy

Easter Eulogy

I could imagine giving a Good Friday eulogy on the occasion of Jesus’ death. It would seem far stranger to give a eulogy for Jesus during this seven week season of Easter. He has risen indeed, put aside the funeral rites! What if I were to tell you that “eu-logy” is...
Easter is a Punchline

Easter is a Punchline

“Christ is risen, Bethesda. Christ is risen indeed, Alleluia!” The resurrection of our Lord is a joke at the expense of sin, death, and the devil. A chuckle that rises up to turn aside tears. A sudden burst of laughter that can’t believe its own good fortune. A...
How God Loves You

How God Loves You

“The cross wasn’t God’s response to humanity’s sin. It was humanity’s response to God’s love.”—David Henson I saw the above quote last week on Twitter. I like things that make me stop and look at what is being said. There are lots of...
To the Exiles

To the Exiles

“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,To the exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 who have been chosen and destined by God the Father and sanctified by the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus Christ and to be sprinkled with his blood:...
The Given Life

The Given Life

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” ~John 10:11 “Feed my lambs…tend my sheep…feed my sheep.” ~Jesus to Peter, John 21 In one of his Port William short stories, Wendell Berry describes the love that comes from true knowledge as...
Triduum

Triduum

Triduum (TRID-oo-um) a Latin term meaning “three days.” So much of what we know and understand about Easter is shaped by the events of Holy Week. Did you know that we begin worship on Maundy Thursday and that worship continues until the announcement of Jesus’...