What’s So Good About Good Friday?

I’ve never liked the fact that we call the day on which we remember Jesus’ crucifixion “Good Friday.” What’s so good about it anyway? Personally I find the entirety of Holy Week – save for Easter – pretty depressing. Sure, the days are getting longer and things have started to grow all around us, but [Read More...]

Resurrection: Bending Toward Love

Cilantro seedlings bending toward light

Lots of folks love preaching about the risen Christ on Easter Sunday without talking about what he went through to get there. It’s a bad habit we Protestants have, but plenty of us skip right over Maundy Thursday and Good Friday to Easter. Part of this is because we don’t like to have to deal [Read More...]

Holding Hope on the Darkest Day

This is one of my favorite days of the year. I know, we only have, like, thirty minutes of sun a day, it’s cold, people are getting sick, some of us are snowed in…I get it. But it’s still one of my favorite days of the year. Today is the winter solstice, which is the [Read More...]

Can Protestants be “too Catholic?”

I posted a comment on my Facebook Page and Twitter Page recently about how it seems ironic to me that so many churches who focus on atonement theology (the idea that Jesus died for your sins as central to what they believe) seems to jump right past Holy Week and on to Easter.

It seems to me that someone who preaches about and studies the death and suffering of Christ so much the rest of the year would have a field day emphasizing this central tenet of their beliefs on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. But most of the churches in town that I know focus on this kind of image of Jesus have had slogans like ‘Christ is Risen!” on their signs for a couple of weeks already. [Read more...]


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