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Every Good Friday I usually go outside to pray when the time is approaching 3 PM. That’s when he died. He who transformed my life. There was a time when I didn’t care at all about Jesus. He was cool, sure, but he didn’t have as many superpowers as Superman and he was far less … Continue reading →
When they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away. (And it was a very large stone!) –Mark 16:4 You didn’t think it was over at Day 40, did you? It was—technically, we’re all off the Lent hook now. But, whatever your discipline was, Lent isn’t intended to be a one-and-done. We … Continue reading Easter: Happy Skunk Cabbage Day
“But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body.” (Luke 24:1 – 3) Funeral practices vary from culture to culture, generation […]
Good Friday sermon by Kurt Willems.
Resurrection was easy for you: encounters in the garden, walking through walls, breaking bread, breakfast on the beach, a cruise on the clouds to go back where you came from. But what if going back where you came from was back to an alley full of dumpsters and rubble where you overdosed on fentanyl because […]
Believe it or not, when I was 22 I co-authored my first book. It was an anthology exploring various Christian and theological topics, and I chose to write a section on celibacy. Why celibacy? At that time in my life I truly believed being single was just as special as being married. I saw no … Continue reading →
Every creature belongs where they are at. I think that’s what I like most about the watercolor art of Scott Toillion. The shape and the color and the movement of each creature fits right in there with the color, movement, and the resistance of th...
This morning my walk around my neighborhood was a Chronos walk. It could have been a Kairos one. Let me explain.The Greek has two words for time which are Chronos and Kairos. Chronos is time measured by the clock in seconds, minutes, hours, days ...
Everyone from Judah who is living in the land of Egypt will die by the sword and by famine, until all are gone. 28 Those who actually survive war and return from Egypt to the land of Judah will be very few. -Jeremiah 44:27-28 Not everyone gets a happy ending. The resiliency gospel is not the … Continue reading Day #40: Integrity
Joseph from Arimathea dared to approach Pilate and ask for Jesus’ body. –Mark 15:43 Grief is not a cupcake. It’s not even a yoga class. American culture boasts that we need only recognize grief to the degree that we can consume our way out of it—every loss has an equal and opposite purchase. This consumption-minded … Continue reading Day #39: Mourning
“Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we […]
“A man planted a vineyard.He put a wall around it, dug a pit for the winepress and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants to collect from them some of the fruit of the vineyard. But they seized him, beat him and sent him away empty-handed. Then he sent another servant to them; they struck