Here we are given the opportunity to explore the implications of Jesus’s resurrection and ascension for our daily practice of the faith in our Christian lives. Nobody is expected to…
Perhaps this lesson from Acts about selecting a successor for Judas can be an invitation for us to note and to underscore that, when we attend to human organizations and…

Come on In!

May 2, 2021
The story of the Ethiopian eunuch is pivotal in the early church.  The image I get of the church in Acts is a group of people breathlessly attempting to keep…

Loving One Another

April 25, 2021
First John simply says that we ought to love one another.  Most of us think of love as an emotion, something that one either feels or doesn't feel.  But the…
The way that Joseph buried Jesus is instructive. Joseph brought a linen cloth, took the body down from the cross, and wrapped it in that cloth. He laid the body…

Come on In, Come on Out

April 11, 2021
The Resurrection leads to 2 kinds of Christians (and we need both!). Indigenous Christians who say, “Come join us!” And indignant Christians who say, “Let’s get this message out to…

Seeing is Believing

April 4, 2021
When it comes to the resurrection, John's Gospel stresses the important role of vision.  This is the message that Mary gives the disciples, "I have seen the Lord."  When it…
Only one human being calls Jesus "God's Son" in Mark's Gospel.  Only one human being comes to that revelation on his own without any audible help from heaven.  One person…

Gazing Upon the Cross

March 21, 2021
Jesus is giving his final address to his followers, his last will and testament.  Greeks arrive where Jesus and disciples are gathered, find Philip, and make an extraordinary request:  "Sir,…