Tag Archives: Easter

The journey to our humanity

A reflection as we  begin Maundy Thursday Tonight we begin the worship service that stretches over these next three days and walks us anew through the death and resurrection of Jesus. This service not only sets before us the story … Continue reading

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From death into life

There is power in the crackle of a fire. There is drama in a single candle in the dark. Continue reading

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Praying Good Friday

O thou who art the voice in the eternal silence, the light in the spreading darkness the warmth in the growing cold, the peace in the rising fear, the truth in the crowded confusion: Wounded, you heal. Broken, you restore. … Continue reading

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Remembering the day

I was alone on campus when the phone call came. My dad had been trying to reach me, but there was only one phone for the two corridors on my side of the floor in the freshman dorm, and I … Continue reading

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Floodwaters

A young man in the parish died on or shortly after Easter. He was 26. I met with his parents today. Faith seems like such a thin thread in the midst of such anguish. Continue reading

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In the light of a promise

Preached today for the memorial service of Devonne Crick. We live in the light of a promise. And the promise is not just that we get to see loved ones again. The promise is that we get to see all … Continue reading

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“Christ must reign”

“He must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.” (1 Corinthians 15:25) Notice that little word ‘until’. Christ reigns now, but all his enemies are not yet under his feet. Christ reigns now, but a rebellious … Continue reading

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Once Again

In the face of each day’s horrors we can only turn again to the promise that the world has its beginning and end in God. This is from a newsletter article for April of 2014 about the services of the … Continue reading

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What if there were no Good Friday?

There is no Easter without Good Friday. There is no Good Friday without Palm Sunday. There is no Sunday anytime without Easter Sunday. There is no Pentecost without the risen Christ. There is no point in celebrating Christmas; there is … Continue reading

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Thinking about the children and families in Santa Barbara

There are times worship is the only thing we can do. Continue reading

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