Three Cheers for “Moderate”

Bob Greene, at CNN.com: But just how exactly did “moderate” become a political dirty word? It doesn’t sting — you wouldn’t think anyone would consider it a killshot. If one politician calls another a left-winger, or a right-winger, or a communist, or a fascist, or a radical … now those are words meant to provoke. [Read More...]

Good Friday, The Gospel

John 18:1-19:42 Jesus went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to a place where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, because Jesus often met there with his disciples. So Judas brought a detachment of soldiers together with police from the [Read More...]

Good Friday Epistle Lesson

Hebrews 10:16-25 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds,” he also adds, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” Where there is forgiveness of these, there [Read More...]

Good Friday Old Testament Lesson

Isaiah 52:13-53:12 See, my servant shall prosper; he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high. Just as there were many who were astonished at him –so marred was his appearance, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of mortals– so he shall startle many nations; kings shall shut their mouths [Read More...]

Good Friday Thoughts on Justification

The apostle Paul connects justification to the death of Jesus in Romans 3:21-26 and to the resurrection in Romans 4:25 (texts after the jump). It is Good Friday, the day Christians ponder the death of Christ and the redemption we find in the gloom of Christ’s death on the cross. Alan J. Spence sketches Calvin’s [Read More...]


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