The Game-Changer: A reflection for Easter Sunday, 2022

Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! This traditional Christian Easter greeting is, when it comes down to it, everything you need to know about our faith. For us as Christians, everything is about Easter. Easter changes everything. If Christmas is like D-Day, Easter is VE-Day; if Christmas plants seeds, Easter is the … Continue reading The Game-Changer: A reflection for Easter Sunday, 2022

Can These Bones Live? A Reflection for Holy Saturday, 2022

At the risk of repeating myself (again), it’s been a long and hard few years. I’ve been pretty open about my own struggles and anxieties about it all here. I remain convinced that it’s important for all of us to take the time we need to lament all that has happened and is still happening … Continue reading Can These Bones Live? A Reflection for Holy Saturday, 2022

The Cross as Theophany: A reflection for Good Friday, 2022

Since its first hesitant days, the Church has always claimed that Jesus is the fullest revelation of God in the world. As it is written: Whereas long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, in these last days God has spoken to us by a Son, whom God … Continue reading The Cross as Theophany: A reflection for Good Friday, 2022

Take This Cup: A Reflection for Maundy Thursday, 2022

The Maundy Thursday service in my Anglican tradition is a busy one, doing a lot of the heavy lifting of Holy Week. In it we remember the Passover, the Last Supper, and Jesus’ ‘new commandment’ to love one another. And then, after all that, we read Psalm 22 and the story of Jesus’ agony and … Continue reading Take This Cup: A Reflection for Maundy Thursday, 2022

The Glory of God: A Reflection for Wednesday of Holy Week, 2022

On Wednesday of Holy Week we recall Jesus’ betrayal at the hands of his disciple Judas. It’s a sad story, of Judas’s disappointment about who Jesus was (and was not) and the resentment he allowed to build up in his heart. And so it stands as a warning to us, who also try to follow … Continue reading The Glory of God: A Reflection for Wednesday of Holy Week, 2022