Lingering with Resurrection – Thoughts from the Edge

“We celebrate Easter late. The plastic eggs and candy go on sale on Monday.” The young mother wanted her children to have more with the few dollars she had to help them celebrate Easter.

Our culture tends to live under the weight of “on to the next thing.” While … Continue reading

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Resurrection Changes Everything – Rob Bell Video

For those of us who believe in the Resurrection of Jesus we cannot overstate the extent to which it changes everything. In fact, the Church has long celebrated the Resurrection in her Sunday worship. For many who follow the Christian Seasons Calendar, Sunday begins Eastertide. That is, a time … Continue reading

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Swallowing Death – Thoughts from the Edge

Following Jesus into the world carrying the Good News would include declaring that death has been swallowed up in the death and resurrection of Jesus. The Scriptures for this week follow the Christian Calendar and point to All Saints Day. In the liturgical turn post-reformation we are called on … Continue reading

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A Truly Human Response Creating a New Humanity

On our way home this weekend I picked up a small book. The Introduction was written by now Archbishop Desmond Tutu Emeritus. The title of his introduction is, “I diminish you, I diminish myself.” He wrote with poignant reflection on life before the emerging new South Africa. He shared … Continue reading

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Denying the Resurrection

A few years ago a friend pointed me to some original music he had done. I was intrigued by the title, Practice Resurrection. In the description of the song he pointed to a Wendell Berry poem as inspiration. Since then I have been tying that song title to … Continue reading

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