Lent is messy and uncomfortable with its hard teachings, scheming, betrayal, and violent death.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. – Psalm 139:14 (NRSV) I don’t know how often we think […]
Since it was late in the afternoon on Preparation Day, just before the Sabbath, Joseph from Arimathea dared to approach Pilate and ask for Jesus’ body. (Joseph was a prominent […]
Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of […]
When Jesus met with the disciples on the night before he died, they also gathered around a table wearing the burden of discipleship. Just as Jesus shared our humanity with us, he also shared the burden of discipleship. On that night, he did invite the disciples to “Come and sit down for dinner.”
Yesterday’s suffering is still real and lasting even in the face of today’s miracle.
This Lenten communion liturgy is based on John 6. Just like the crowds, we want God’s love, the abundance of bread, healing from sickness, the peace of Christ. What we […]
For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face […]
They kept shouting out, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” – Luke 23:21 (CEB) It is the morning of Good Friday. I woke up while it was still dark, grabbed my camera, […]
As many travel during Holy Week, here is a worship service for Maundy Thursday based on John 15. Maundy Thursday Opening Reflection Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth, […]