Category: Holiday

Happy New Year!

I bet I know what you’re thinking.  You’re probably thinking that I’m a few weeks too early with my New Year’s greeting.  And there are twenty days left until the ball drops and we all celebrate the rolling over of the calendar into 2018. Yet,…

Famous Last Words: I Am Thirsty

For part one, click here.  For part two, click here.  For part three, click here.  For part four, click here. John 19v28, CEB After this, knowing that everything was already completed, in order to fulfill the scripture, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” We come…

Famous Last Words: Why Have You Forsaken Me?

For part one, click here.  For part two, click here.  For part three, click here.  Mark 15:33-34, CEB From noon until three in the afternoon the whole earth was dark. At three, Jesus cried out with a loud shout, “Eloi, eloi, lama sabachthani,” which…

Famous Last Words: Don’t Forget Your Mother

For the First Word, click here. For the Second Word, click here. John 19:25-27 Jesus’ mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene stood near the cross. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing…

Famous Last Words: Welcome To Paradise

For the first word, click here. Luke 23v39-43, CEB One of the criminals hanging next to Jesus insulted him: “Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us!” Responding, the other criminal spoke harshly to him, “Don’t you fear God, seeing that you’ve also been sentenced…

Famous Last Words:”Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they’re doing.”

Luke 23v33-34, CEB When they arrived at the place called The Skull, they crucified him, along with the criminals, one on his right and the other on his left. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they’re doing.” They drew lots…

Brian McLaren: Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, Mohammed, and Christopher Columbus

This past May we were honored to host Brian McLaren at MCC for a day of dialogue and learning. It was a day I will never forget, and I’m still unpacking and thinking through it in so many ways.  During the afternoon workshop, one of…

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