It isn’t just that Jesus was raised from the dead. It’s that everything about it reveals the radical difference of the gospel. How Jesus is revealed in Mary’s preaching the first Easter Sermon Easter | John 20:1-18 For some, the idea of an Easter morning footrace is the farthest thing from your mind. Lace up […]
In the Easter story, we are given the collision of emotions (fear and joy) which explain the Christian condition. We continue to love through everything. When fear and joy get tangled together in love The Great Vigil of Easter | Matthew 28:1-10 “He is not here; for he has been raised.” Usually a person isn’t […]
Jesus reveals the evilest character of the world is its brutality. That true peace cannot come through fighting but through the triumph of good: the peace of Christ. GOD revealed in Acts, culture, and mothers Easter 7C | Acts 16:16-34 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.
This is the life Jesus talks about, the life GOD reveals, the life the Holy Spirit inspires us to live. A life of a revealed GOD and the presence of Shalom. A life of hope and opportunity to serve and be served; to love and be loved. A life of true living. How Jesus reveals […]
It is in this moment, in the revealing of betrayal, which Jesus tells them to love. To love each other. This is how GOD loves: that GOD is willing to change the script and the very definition of love. A GOD of new things calls us to a new love Easter 5C | John 13:31-35 The […]
From day one, we have struggled to name Jesus. Name the Messiah. Name what he came to do. Name his substance. Name his mission. How “the real Jesus” is never really Jesus Easter 4C | John 10:22-30 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.
So we don’t know what was going on in Peter’s thick skull. But here’s a thought. He needed to get to Jesus. Peter is always trying to get back to Jesus. The Call to Discipleship and Peter’s Redemption Easter 3C | John 21:1-19 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.
Jesus comes in peace, not cured, not perfect, not totally destroyed, not undead, zombied, but alive, with the scars to show the kind of death he suffered. He arrives to the disciples, who are scared, confused, alone, and he brings them peace. Thomas and the Challenge of Fear Easter 2C | John 20:19-31 The full […]
That GOD chooses to reveal the truth of Jesus to Mary, shouldn’t surprise anyone actually reading or following along in the big story. Jesus and the life of faith Easter C | John 20:1-18 The full text may be downloaded above. For the audio, visit the Rector’s Page.
Of course they remember, they remember it all, this reminder bringing it all back. But still, it couldn’t be true, either way; it doesn’t work like that. Remembering Jesus through the empty tomb Great Vigil C | Luke 24:1-12 The full text may be downloaded above. For the audio, visit the Rector’s Page.