Monthly Archives: April 2019

“You Deserve a Break Today!”

Texts: Genesis 1: 1-5, 26, 31, Genesis 2: 1-3 (the first, sixth, and seventh days); Exodus 20: 8-11 (“Remember the Sabbath”) What does keeping the Sabbath mean for us today? In a 24/7 world in which competition between corporations and … Continue reading

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The everlasting instant

Text: Mark 16:1-8 (the empty tomb) Easter Sunday confronts us with big issues like the meaning of suffering and death; the nature of resurrection and the mysteries of eternity. Most ministers choose to hear the story of the empty tomb … Continue reading

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“Torn in two” — temples, cathedrals, and us

Text: Mark 14 and 15 (the trials and execution of Jesus) Good Friday came early this year. For me, it came on Monday when I heard of the fire in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Notre Dame is one of … Continue reading

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Confronting evil

Text: John 12:1-8 (Jesus is anointed for burial) Are you ready for Good Friday? Lent is a season in which we metaphorically journey with Jesus to Jerusalem and prepare for the passion of Good Friday. This morning on the fifth … Continue reading

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