Dying to Live and the Pain of Holy Saturday

Dying to Live and the Pain of Holy Saturday

It is Holy Saturday. Jesus is dead. Two rich and powerful men took his dead body, wrapped it in burial clothes soaked in spices, and laid it in a garden tomb. The disciples hid in fear that the soldiers would come for them next. The air is strangely silent. The crowds...
Dying to Live and the Pain of Holy Saturday

Your Unique Family

One of the traps we can fall into as suburban families is the trap called COMPARISON. Some people like to call it “Keeping up with the Joneses.” The cultural message sent to each suburban family goes like this: You are not enough how you are now, You must...
Dying to Live and the Pain of Holy Saturday

Resurrection and the Unfolding Universe

Four things have converged this morning that make for an interesting question. How can we believe in the resurrection of the dead in this secular age? The four points of convergence: First, we read the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from dead this past weekend, found...
Why the Incarnation is So Important

Why the Incarnation is So Important

I had another convergence experience this morning. It was the convergence of our text for this week, John 3:1-21, with Richard Rohr’s daily meditation, and the presentation I made to our 9th graders this past Sunday. First, our text records the conversation between...
Dying to Live and the Pain of Holy Saturday

Come and See, Not Come and Look

Is there a difference between seeing and looking? I ask this question because, once again, our worship theme interacts nicely with Richard Rohr’s daily meditation. Last weekend we preached from John 1:35-51 where Jesus invites the disciples to “come and see” where he...