HOLY SATURDAY — THE DAY OF JOYFUL SADNESS

I remember wondering what it would have been like to be a friend of Jesus, to have experienced his vigor, his newness and the wild hope he would have aroused for a long awaited promise to be fulfilled. And then to experience his grim suffering and death, and to have no idea that the astonishing Resurrection life was about to break into history and inaugurate the new creation, eternal and ever-green. The anguish must have been crushing.

Ready Your Heart…Reflections for Advent

As Advent is the beginning of the Christian year, now would be a good time to begin this unique pilgrimage…

Songs For Holy Week

4:06 AM. Since I can’t sleep anyway, I thought I’d put up a few songs you may want to ponder during Holy Week…

This Is Love: A race to the bottom.

…given the cultural context of the time, and the Messianic expectations of his disciples, this was an astonishing, counter-intuitive act that would have blown the doors off all available understanding.

A Sonnet and a Song – Holy Week

Featured are a sonnet written for Holy Week (by Malcolm Guite) and a related song by Steve Bell…

Sacred Head, Bubble Head and Wounded Body

Brief thoughts about the Easter season, a report on Steve’s repetitive stress injury and a link to our new EASTER RADIO…

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