Category Archives: Crucifixion

‘So’ Lazarus?!?

Over the past couple of posts, we’ve taken a look at the stories of Lazarus in the Gospels of Luke and John – speculating about how they might be connected, finding ourselves decidedly convicted by their content and themes and … Continue reading

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The Lord Is Come

Have you ever noticed how Christmas song lyricists seem to play by their own rules? That’s always bugged me. Like most kids, I used to love Jingle Bells, but what the heck is a bobtail? And in the second verse … Continue reading

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Advent Adventures: The Game

Yesterday, I talked through some ominous feelings I sometimes have about Advent, and concluded that the pre-Christmas/Second Coming season should be about anticipation filled with joy – not dread. And then Sadness and I had to go and rain on the … Continue reading

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Broken For Me

We Anglicans are very good at Communion. I guess we’d better be, since most of our churches serve the Lord’s Supper every week. And we are. At my church, we’ve got the system so well-organized that we can almost always serve … Continue reading

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Son of Joseph, Part 1: Bread

Give us this bread forever. We Anglicans say that phrase regularly, as part of Eucharistic Prayer No. 4  in the Book of Alternative Services, and probably don’t give its origins much thought. We think of it as the grateful, humble … Continue reading

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Hurry Up and Wait

I’m not a big fan of waiting. I get irritated watching my Keurig machine brew a cup of coffee. I glare at the microwave for at least the last 15 seconds of pretty much any cooking time. And when my kids … Continue reading

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More Grave Questions

In many a dark hour, I’ve been thinkin’ about this That Jesus Christ was betrayed by a kiss But I can’t think for you, You’ll have to decide Whether Judas Iscariot had God on his side That’s from the Bob Dylan classic … Continue reading

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Holy Moly, It’s Holy Week!

Lent 2014 has passed much more quickly than I’m accustomed to, and I’m bragging, not complaining … I think. You see, in my relatively short Christian life, I’ve found Lent to be pretty difficult. It’s tough for me to keep … Continue reading

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The F-Word, Part 2

If God is love, and love drives out fear, how can fear be an appropriate response to God? That’s where we left off yesterday. We looked at 1 John 4:18 and what it says about the relationship between love and fear, and … Continue reading

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