The Sudarium of Oviedo: The “Other Shroud” of Jesus

And so Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. John 20:6-7What exactly are we talking about here?The “linen wrappings”—well, that’s the shroud, what has become known as the Shroud of Turin.  But what about this “face cloth” that was rolled up in a separate place?It was Jewish custom at the time of Jesus’ … [Read more...]

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Now the Servant’s Name Was Malchus…

“Faith is a never-ending pool of clarity, reaching far beyond the margins of consciousness. We all know more than we know we know. ” --Thornton Wilder, The Eighth Day “Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.” --John 18:10-11Thornton Wilder, great American playwright and novelist, wrote often about faith.In 1928 he published a book of “playlets” (what Wilder described as … [Read more...]

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It’s Friday–But Sunday’s Coming!

A classic meditation on Good Friday, originally presented by Tony Campolo.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YByT6wfdhJs&feature=related … [Read more...]

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