Christian Seasons

Good Friday – Shouldering the Cross

Last year I was in Guatemala the weekend before Palm Sunday. The annual parade includes life size figures telling the story of Jesus. Look close and you will see an interesting image. A person shouldering the cross of Jesus. Quite the image.

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Good Friday – Holy Moly

If you have young children or grandchildren, like me, you may find the Holy Moly videos from Sparkhous worth checking out.

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Gearing Up for Easter – Not What You Think

Lifeway Research released the results of a recent survey – Do you plan to attend a worship service on Easter?” In the course of describing the survey results, Russ Rankin offers a couple of takeaways given by Scott McConnell. First, Christians should not take for granted … Continue reading

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Entitlement and the Church

The week began with a rush of appointments. It looks to hold more of the same. My Dad’s last living brother died early Saturday. Related events and services may take precedence over a more well thought out reflection. But, I wanted to throw out an initial thought as I … Continue reading

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Material Reality and Inerrancy or, What About Jesus’ Vision of This Life?

Could it be decades, or more, of talking only about that for which we look for after this life cheapens the gift of life itself? I think so.

Yesterday I noted how Phyllis Tickle viewed the Christian handling of slavery, and segregation, to be its own assault on Inerrancy. … Continue reading

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