Bright Week!

Lent is over, as is Super Lent (what my kids, when they were kids, called Holy Week) and now we are commanded to Feast. If you do not wish to Feast, too bad. Most of us did not wish to fast, but we did. Let’s party. Never, ever, ever join a movement defined by opposition to something [Read More…]

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Truly, He is Risen and is Reigning

Truth matters and the truth is this: Jesus died and now is alive. The body that went into the tomb came out different and Jesus ascended to God where He rules. He defeated death to become High King, not just to win a victory over death. He earned the right to be King of Kings and Lord of [Read More…]

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A Hell of a Day: Holy Saturday

Today is the day that Jesus went to hell, the place of the dead, with hope. If everyone else rightly abandoned hope in the inferno, Jesus came full of hope, faith and love and set the captives free. Death fought Hope and Hope won. As a boy, I used to think of Holy Saturday as [Read More…]

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Today is a Good Friday

“Jesus looks asleep.” The first time I saw Christ on the Cross on an Eastern icon, that was my thought. My very wise pastor said this representation said many things, but that two of them were the fact that Christ was in control and that the central fact of Good Friday was not the evil [Read More…]

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Eating and Drinking with Your Friends: On Holy Thursday

One of the last things Jesus did before death was to eat and drink with His friends. In fact, during this last meal, Jesus served his students as if He were not the teacher and also transformed the relationship. Jesus said: Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: [Read More…]

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