Tag: lenten season

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.

Letting Go & Letting Come: An Ash Wednesday Litany

This year I created a litany for our Ash Wednesday gathering at MCC. I felt compelled to do this, because many of the confessions that are available (to my knowledge) tend to be anti-human. They play into a negative and unhelpful theology that says…

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…

Holy Saturday

Silence. Darkness. Dreams crushed, Hope lost, Despair. The agent of God’s kingdom On earth as it is in heaven Lay behind the stone. How will we go on? Holy Week continues…

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…

Holy Thursday

[Mark 14v12-72] A strange meal. Ominous words. Forecasts of betrayal and abandonment. Sorrow-filled weeping, Soul overwhelmed, Accepting the cup. A kiss from a friend. With clubs and torches, Soldiers make the arrest. Friends no-where to be found. Lies and accusations, Blasphemy! Disowned by a…

Holy Wednesday

[Mark 14v1-11] Behind the scenes the plot thickens. Table fellowship with a leper. Broken jar, perfume fills the air. Why this waste? This is not waste. This is beautiful. Expectations not met. A friend falls away. Betrayal. Holy Week continues…

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