April 30, 2015.Reading time 12 minutes.
Mark 2:21-22 Have you moved a lot in your life? I know I have. I have way too many memories of packing up stuff and cleaning out an apartment, a dorm room, or a house. That’s the worst part of moving, isn’t? Each time I moved, I had to come to that awful, eye-opening revelation […]
April 25, 2015.Reading time 10 minutes.
Luke 24:13-16; 27-32; 36 Spring is here. The weather is getting sunnier, the temperature is warmer. Time for a road trip! I really like to travel. When I was a kid, I moved a lot, so I was used to a change of scenery more often than not. So when my family went to different […]
April 16, 2015.Reading time 13 minutes.
John 20:19-31 It is for certain that there are many misunderstood characters in the Biblical narrative, but none more than the disciple who became famously known as doubting Thomas. Case in point—the paintings of Thomas that are the most famous, tell a story much different than the actual Gospel story, like Doubting Thomas, by Caravaggio […]
April 8, 2015.Reading time 15 minutes.
Mark 16:1-8 When I was in junior high, I lived in Iowa. My church was a small, country Presbyterian congregation about 10 minutes outside of Des Moines. I have so many good memories of Easter [resurrection Sunday] from my Iowa years. So at risk of sounding ungrateful, it’s really hard for me to say this, […]
April 8, 2015.Reading time 19 minutes.
Mark 11:1-1, John 12:12-19 Palm Sunday. A sort of strange Christian day, isn’t it? Most churches purchase some sort of palm branches [fake or otherwise] and distribute them to all the people [young and old] who make it to a worship service the week before Easter. There is usually some sort of waving back and forth […]