Luke 11:20, Mark 15:21 – First Sunday after Easter A reflection on Simon of Cyrene, cross-bearer Easter is over, now … More
John 18:1-20 April 21, 2019 The earliest Easter artwork, in the 4th century of Christianity, shows two Roman soldiers keeping … More
Sometimes hot tears need to flow down our cheeks, as our anger burns against the injustice of death, the killing of innocent people, against cruel and senseless violence. We need a good cry, the kind that soaks a box of tissues as we wipe away all the snot from our noses and we taste the salt on our lips. Whether my heart is broken by cancer claiming another person we love, or the crass celebration of “the mother of all bombs” as something good, sometimes we really should not be holding it together.
This is my 17th Easter Sermon, and I still find it tricky. We come to this moment each year with … More
To truly live our lives, we must face the reality of death. This may sound strange, contradictory, foolish or even … More