What Does Resurrection Really Mean? — Kolbe Times
Could it be that Jesus taught us to pray “Thy kingdom come, on earth as it is in heaven” precisely because that has been God’s plan all along? His intent was not the earth’s destruction and our escape to an immaterial bliss, but rather the marriage of heaven and earth, of which Jesus is the first fruit, and we are, as Wright describes, the witnesses in word and deed to God’s “future-arrived-in-the-present,” speaking of what is to come, indeed, of what is already here.
AND WE DANCE | Ascension Continued
The Feast of the Ascension of our Lord has traditionally been celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day after Easter.
Biblical Echoes in the Fight for Indigenous Rights Bill C-262.
Christians have a foundational story that for thousands of years has fashioned our social ethic towards vigorous compassion and social engagement in solidarity with marginalized and oppressed peoples…
THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD | Forty Days after Easter
From a young age, I was taught that the ascension of Jesus meant that Jesus was the first human to ascend to heaven, and that we, his followers, would one day go to be with him there.
DEAD BONES AND SHINING CITIES
In Ezekiel’s dream, the breath of God awakens and reconnects the bones of the fragmented selves, renews their flesh and returns to them their own life’s breath before placing them back on their own soil.
THE ROAD TO EMMAUS: Broken Hearts to Burning Hearts
Perhaps our perennial instinct to share food, drink and story as a response to grief and loss points to a gospel mystery in which we are all caught up.
In the resurrection of Jesus, we perceive what could be considered the big bang of God’s new creation exploding, as it were, as a renewing, recreating power in the midst of the old…