Monthly Archives: April 2014

Blind trust

Perhaps I’ve grown a bit jaded, but it seems to me the resurrection of Jesus is not that relevant an issue for people today. After 2,000 years of repeating the story, it seems to have grown stale, even for me. Sure, I lead the parade on Easter morning, but I confess in some ways it […]

Whom are you looking for?

Something is missing when we begin Easter with fanfares and alleluias. In our scriptures, Easter begins with fear and with questions whispered in the dark. After the women discovered the empty tomb, Mark’s gospel tells us they fled, “for terror and amazement had seized them” (16:8). Luke reports they “were terrified” (24:5). Matthew adds a […]

If your heart

The first time I received the Lord’s Supper, I believe, was while I was in seminary. Since I was confirmed as a youth I had often received the bread and cup. One of my earliest memories of the church is the taste of communion. As a student pastor I served communion in my parish. But […]

Who is this?

More than most of the things we need, I believe, we need to be seen for who we are. We need to be seen not as an icon or stereotype, not as the person someone else would like us to be or needs us to be; we need to be seen and recognized as the […]

The unbinding

Hope in the future may be one of our greatest burdens. Hope for a better life tomorrow, or for a resurrected life after death, may be the greatest obstacle to experiencing the resurrection Jesus offers. Living in hope of a better life to come may be our greatest waste of the life God gives us […]