Easter 2020

This week I’ve been trying to read and think about the Holy Week stories from the perspective of the disciples. On Sunday the disciples are once again, caught up short. Even though Jesus told them that he would be raised, it must have seemed impossible to them. On Good Friday their world changed. The unthinkable […]

Thinking about Easter, well after Easter

A few Sundays ago was Pentecost, which is the last Sunday of the Easter season. Yes, Easter is not one day it is a season. There are three significant Sundays in the Easter season, Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost. While all Christian churches celebrate Easter and many celebrate Pentecost, fewer celebrate Ascension Day. Theologically speaking all three […]

Fish Fries for God

Happy Easter! One of my favorite Easter stories is  John 21 and what is suggests about life in the post resurrection world. After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana […]

Mark’s Easter

I’ve been reading through the Gospel According to Mark as part of my church’s Westminster Reads program. (We are reading through the New Testament in a year, it’s not too late to join us!) Reading Mark is like being a passenger in a race car, gathering speed, hurtling to the end of the story. Jesus and […]