Maundy Thursday: Forgiving God

At some point, we have to learn to forgive God. My guess is that most of us don’t want anything to do with forgiving God, either because we rather like the grudges we hold against the Almighty or because we cringe at the idea of God needing forgiveness. But to truly live in relationship to God we have to be capable of forgiving God, of looking at the world God created and ourselves within it, and say to God, “I will love you in spite of this mess, and I forgive you even if it turns out you meant it to be this way all along.” [Read more…]

Clean Feet: A Maundy Thursday Meditation

This text is not about watching Jesus put his hands on somebody else’s feet. It’s about letting Jesus put his hands on our feet. [Read more…]

Is the Resurrection Real?

In just a few days, millions of Christians around the world will rise early in the morning and raise joyful Hallelujahs as they celebrate the defining event of the Christian faith: the Resurrection of Jesus. Undoubtedly, millions more will rise and raise the question—in earnest or in jest—whether the Resurrection could possibly have happened, for [Read More…]