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.
Jesus’s Departing Prayer Incites a Different Kind of Revolution/Easter 7B/John 17:6−19 Jesus, talking about “the world” seems to be describing the desired action rather than describing the status quo: the culture or people. You sent me, I came, I taught, I send, may you protect them, I sanctified so that they could be sanctified. It […]
To Love As Jesus Says and Does/Easter 6B/John 15:9−17 “I worry about our own love of violence and punishment. What we in our predominantly white community think when we see another young black man getting beaten up. It feels like this one young man was our scapegoat, the one we could all heap our punishment […]
Jesus’s Vine Image and the Challenge of Abiding in Him/Easter 5B/John 15:1−8 The abiding in Jesus, the being with and loving him, swimming in the Spirit: this is the work. It is how the plant remains healthy. It is what the vine grower looks for. It is the sign, the assurance that fruit will be […]
Easter 4B/John 10:11−18
From the Tomb to Our Lives/Easter 3B/Luke 24:36−48 The resurrected Jesus doesn’t stay in the assurance; he doesn’t stay in the place of comfort. He takes them back to the time before, taking them to the memory of when he was alive. Taking them to the time in which he was alive and talking about […]
The Resurrection and How Jesus Wants to Be Known/John 20:1−18