For the Life of the World (An Easter Reflection)

Alleluia! Christ is risen! Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, And upon those in the tombs bestowing life! These are the ancient Christian proclamations on this most holy of days in the Christian year. Today is the day when we proclaim from the rooftops for all to hear that God … Continue reading For the Life of the World (An Easter Reflection)

The Cost and the Cross (A Good Friday Reflection)

It’s Good Friday, a day rich in significance for Christians, the day when we commemorate Jesus’ crucifixion. Reading the story today, I couldn’t help but think of words that we’ve heard a lot in the media over the past couple years: collusion, conspiracy, betrayal, obstruction of justice, denial, false motivations, and that old favorite of … Continue reading The Cost and the Cross (A Good Friday Reflection)

Fear and Loathing in Jerusalem (A reflection on John 11.45-57)

Here we are at the end of Lent. Tomorrow is Palm Sunday, the day when the Church remembers Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem where he is hailed by the masses as their champion and king. In my liturgical tradition, the same day is also called Passion Sunday, and the story of Jesus’ betrayal, arrest, trials, … Continue reading Fear and Loathing in Jerusalem (A reflection on John 11.45-57)