Growing Smaller

I love the intimacy of Jesus’ ministry on that first Easter–with Mary in the garden, calling her by name. With Cleopas on the road to Emmaus, sitting down to break bread. The resurrection is BIG news, yes. But we know it now, even as people knew it in the beginning, through Jesus’ little way of [Read More...]

Jesus, at Least, Opposed the Death Penalty

In an act that echoed the backroom negotiations of Temple court lawyers 2,000 years ago, Senator Thom Goolsby (R-New Hannover) pushed a bill through Senate committee on Tuesday of Holy Week that would resume executions in North Carolina. Ironically, his supporters argued that the cross justifies their desire for retributive justice. Noting that no one [Read More...]