Monthly Archives: April 2011

It changes everything?

On Easter Sunday, Barak Obama, like most of you, went to church.  And, like most of you, the message he heard was about the significance of Jesus’ resurrection.  I haven’t ferreted out a copy of the sermon preached at Shiloh … Continue reading

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We welcome the Myrrhbearers and the Doubters

There is a wonderful term for the women who prepared Jesus’ body for burial – the Myrrhbearing Women.  These were the women, including Mary Magdalene, who faithfully followed Jesus in his final troubled days, stood at the foot of his … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God

Essential to the gift of Easter is the affirmation that God reigns over all.  The promise of the Kingdom of God is at the core of Jesus’ teaching and ministry, and through his Passion, Death, and Resurrection, he makes it … Continue reading

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Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth

We celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus yesterday with ecstatic hymns and prayers.  This celebration is the culmination of Holy Week and the beginning of the Easter Season.  Alleluia! The Church is replete with Resurrection symbols, the empty cross, the empty … Continue reading

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400th Anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible

Easter season 2011 marks the four hundredth anniversary of the publication of the King James Version of the Bible, and celebrations are planned all over the world. I still have the KJV Bible that my great-grandfather received in 1846 and … Continue reading

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Keep Watch

Ever since Jude was born, Erin and I have incorporated the practice of family evening devotions into our life.  As a part of our devotions we always say a prayer that is a familiar piece of our Episcopal tradition out … Continue reading

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Mother and child

There are the sometimes cloying images of mother and child, and then there is another reality of motherhood that can be hard and messy and heartbreaking, or sometimes just plain terrifying. Surely Jesus’ mother Mary was terrified when she saw … Continue reading

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