LENT IS ENDING. I HAVE FAILED.

So here we are in the home stretch.  The six weeks of Lent, during which I was going to become a new creation, are winding down.  Christ is in the tomb, and we look to His rising on Sunday morning. I have failed.  Again.I was going to pray more; but too many evenings, I communed with the TV or the computer instead.I was going to fast from sweets and overcome my love affair with processed foods; I gained a few pounds, instead.I was going to work harder, focus on my responsibilities, max … [Read more...]

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’ burial … [Read more...]


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