O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the crucified body of your dear Son laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life. Book of Common Prayer
Carol Cooper and I recorded a new podcast recently preparing us for Holy Week. We walked through the days and the major events leading up to Easter. Our hope is that this readies us even further for Easter. If you would prefer an audio version please click here. Any and all feedback is much appreciated!
At the end of the feeding of the 5,000 in Matthew 6 there is an important sentence that is easy to miss. When Jesus saw that they were ready to force him to be their king, he slipped away into the hills by himself. [Matthew 6:15 NLT] Timing is everything. It is odd that Jesus… Read More Patience: one part wisdom another part waiting
My friend Carol Cooper and I started something new last week for the good folks at the Downtown campus. We will be talking about spiritual habits mostly but there will also be special guests from time to time. Not sure how often we will record the podcast or how many times. If it is helpful… Read More New Podcast: Unabridged and Unhinged
So catastrophic a remedy demands a catastrophic predicament. Stephen Westerholm sermon here (starting at minute 38:53) The cross is difficult to understand. Why was it necessary? Wasn’t there some other way to accomplish forgiveness? It is not until we see, as Westerholm says, the “catastrophic predicament” that we find ourselves in does the reality of… Read More The Predicament