Archives for Apr 3, 2011 @ 14:34

Jesus, the Dream Awakener

From One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow : Jesus was a Dream Awakener. He startled his contemporaries from their self-imposed deep sleep by standing up tall and in front of everyone and announcing the following three lines: The time has come. The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news! Unfortunately, these [Read More…]

Ministry Mulligans with Jack Connell

Wow, this is quite the piece, and I suspect there are lots of church folks, including pastors, who need to read this carefully. What mulligan would you play? I used to be a pastor. For nearly two decades, I enjoyed the thrills, spills, chills and can’t-quite-pay-the-bills of local church ministry. Now, five years after packing [Read More…]

Eucharistic Reflections 5

One of the most important themes in the last supper is Bread. Brant Pitre, in his new book, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper, sees the Lord’s Supper as a new Exodus, a new Passover, and — today’s subject — the new Bread of Presence. In [Read More…]

Prayer for the Week: 4th Sunday in Lent

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [Read more…]