Tag: Gospel of Mark

Palms, Crowds, and Crosses

Palm Sunday is about a different vision for the world, marked by justice, compassion, and peace, instead of injustice, oppression, and violence. Holy Week begins by asking us to choose which world we will live in.

It’s Not Our Story: Why Living in an Empire Skews Our Experience of the Bible

One of the things I love most about the Bible is that after almost thirty-eight years it continues to surprise me.

The Strength of Weakness

We have an addiction to power. The “we” here is fluid; you can plug in many different words into that placeholder and it will still be a true statement.  Americans have an addiction to power. Christians have an addiction to power. Politicians have an…

Belovedness, criticism, and being true to who we are

Will we let our critics determine who we are, or will we live into our identity as the beloved?

sometimes i’m embarrassed to tell people that i’m a christian

well, the cat is out of the proverbial bag now, isn’t it? sometimes i’m embarrassed to tell people that i’m a christian. this isn’t always true. christians do many beautiful things in the world; things that i am proud to be associated with and…

Resurrection Sunday

[Mark 16v1-8] Sunrise. The first day of a new week. Dawn brings the women, the faithful who never left him. The pain of Friday still fresh in their hearts And on their faces. Unexpected scene. Stone rolled back, Jesus’ body is missing! A messenger…

Good Friday

[Mark 15] A clash of two kingdoms. God against Caesar. What shall be done with the Messiah? Crucify him! Mocked and beaten, led out to slaughter. The cross is heavy. The Messiah hanging Between two thieves. Insults hurled. Alone and forsaken. Why God? A…

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