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May 31, 2011 @ 8:43 am

Easter 6A — Apocalypse Now But Not Yet

Reading:

John 14: 15-21

Despite the failed prediction of the rapture by one group of Christians, Jesus is still coming to take us to be with him and the Father.  In the meantime, we live in the tension  of "Now...but Not Yet."

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May 31, 2011 @ 8:30 am

Easter 4A — Messy Adventures

Reading:

John 10:1-10

Jesus the Good Shepherd leads his sheep out not into the fold.  Jesus invites us on a grand adventure.

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May 31, 2011 @ 8:28 am

Easter 3A — Pattern Recognition

Reading:

Luke 24:13-35

Jesus meets disciples of his on the road to Emmaus, and they do not recognize him until he breaks the bread.  Disciples today follow in his pattern continuing to make Christ known.

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May 19, 2011 @ 10:49 am

Rapture or Resurrection?

I am rerunning a discussion we had during Advent on the notion of rapture.  Enjoy May 22 everyone!

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May 6, 2011 @ 9:59 pm

Easter 2A — The New, The Old, The Eternal

Reading: 1 Peter 1:3-9

We are brought into a living hope through Jesus' resurrection and an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading.

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May 6, 2011 @ 7:34 pm

Easter Sunday 2011 — Bad News and Good News

Reading:

Matthew 28:1-10

Bad news can often overshadow good news.  The good news of Easter ultimately shatters all bad news we might face.

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May 6, 2011 @ 7:31 pm

Easter Vigil — The Beginning of the Story

Reading:

Genesis 1:1-2:4

The creation story is not to tell us about what is, rather to tell us what will be.  The beginning shows the end.

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May 6, 2011 @ 7:29 pm

Good Friday 2011 — Great Exchanges

Reading:

John 18:1-19:42

Jesus' death on the cross is an exchange, our sins for his righteousness.

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May 6, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

Palm Sunday 2011 — Behold Your King, Winning!

Reading:

Matthew 21:1-11

Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem is set up in contrast to the spectacle of a victorious king entering a city.  Likewise Jesus' entry is in contrast to the spectacle given to us every day in the media.

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May 6, 2011 @ 7:22 pm

Lent 5A — What Identifies Us

Readings:

Ezekiel 37:1-14

John 11:1-45

There are many things that seem to mark us and have us claim them for our identity.  Our foremost identity though is through God's activity of giving us new life in Christ.

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