With Weeping and Lamentations

Lamentation of the Dead Christ

He is in the tomb. Holy Saturday is such a quiet day—a day of reflection and prayer, of introspection, of acute awareness of God’s abiding love.Tomorrow He rises, and we celebrate with colored eggs and chocolate and a sumptuous glazed ham dinner with the people we love.  But for now, we think of this:  of Christ lying still, grey, in the cool gloom of the sepulcher.This painting is titled Lamentation of the Dead Christ, and portrays the body of Christ supine on a marble slab.  He is w … [Read more...]

POP QUIZ: What Do You Tell Your Children About the Easter Bunny?


Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, on which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. – 1 Corinthians 15:1-2Stop and think about this. No, really!  Read it twice.  Think about it.It sounds pretty important, doesn’t it?I bring this up because a poll published by The Barna Group in March 2010 shows that when asked what Easter is about, only 37% … [Read more...]