April 26, 2014.Reading time 10 minutes.
John 20:1-18 The monarch butterfly is an amazing creature. Every year hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies go on a great journey of up to 3000 miles in their annual migration from Canada and the United States to their wintering grounds in Mexico. Once they arrive in Mexico, the monarchs congregate in the oyamel […]
April 18, 2014.Reading time 9 minutes.
Matthew 21:1-11 Hosanna, Hey-sanna, Sanna, sanna, ho! I am conditioned at this time of year to hear that song and to see the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, because I actually saw the original Jesus Ted Neely perform in a live stage version a long time ago. For some reason, it stayed in my mind. […]
April 11, 2014.Reading time 14 minutes.
John 11:1-45 Now look, I don’t know if you watch The Walking Dead on television or if you’re into zombie movies like Night of the Living Dead, REC, Dawn of the Dead, World War Z, or 28 Days Later. I am not sure if the idea of a once-dead human being rising from death to […]
April 3, 2014.Reading time 15 minutes.
John 9:1-41 The Temptation, Hugo van der Goes, 1470 What is sin? Man, what a complicated question that is! Of course, there is no way to address such a question in a short time. But it will be helpful to start with the English word itself and work backwards. So let’s do some etymology of […]