Penitence in Easter: Great Post by an Anglican Bishop

...The New Testament suggests that there is nothing more paschal in character, nothing more closely aligned with the great transitus of Jesus’ death and resurrection, than the transitional moment represented by our repentance and God’s forgiveness, which brings new life out of the death we’ve constructed for ourselves.Rowan Williams noted in his book Resurrection that the disciples’ experience of resurrection was inextricably linked to their own desertion of him and their failure as his frien … [Read more...]

“Descending Theology: The Resurrection”: Mary Karr

Lonely in that void even for pain, he missed his splintered feet... more; via Mockingbird … [Read more...]

Fine, I Admit It, I Like This One

"And then he rose from the dead. True story."Found here; some of the others also worth a giggle. … [Read more...]

Pascha, religious freedom, US reporting

It has been an especially precarious Lent and Holy Week in many parts of the Arab world. more … [Read more...]

What I Learned from Being a Christmas-and-Easter Jew

'Tis the season. I went to my first Easter morning Mass ever this year, and holy cats, was it packed! Yikes. Just wall-to-wall Catholics in all phases of forward- and backsliding. It got me thinking about what I learned from being intermittently Jewish as a kid--taken to High Holy Days services a few times, once? twice? to Purim, sometimes to Passover seders. I honestly don't remember how often we did any of this. But somewhat to my surprise, I think most of the lessons I learned from this … [Read more...]


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