Fifty Days of Easter? What Would We Do?

My children in their Easter Sunday finery in 1999.

Part 2 of series: Introduction to Eastertide: The Season of Easter In my last post I shared my personal discovery of Eastertide, the fifty-day season of the Christian year set apart to celebrate the resurrection of Christ and its implications for our lives. I promised to explain a bit further how one might give Easter [Read More...]

Easter Isn’t Over Yet! An Introduction to Eastertide

The Easter Bunny wonder if a costume change will increase his popularity.

Part 1 of series: Introduction to Eastertide: The Season of Easter We may be done with Easter Sunday services and Easter egg hunts. You may have put away your fancy new Easter dress and your bunny decorations. But Easter isn’t over, at least not for millions of Christians throughout history and throughout the world today. [Read More...]

The Stations of the Cross: An Easter Postscript

A painting of the resurrection of Christ by Matthias Grünewald, c. 1515. I changed the shape a bit to fit this space. This was originally an altarpiece for the Monastery of St. Anthony in Isenheim [once in Germany], now France. Today it is in the Unterlinden Museum in Colmar, France.

Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! So Christians have proclaimed for centuries on Easter morning and throughout the season of Easter, as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. During the fourteen days prior to Easter, I was reflecting on the Stations of the Cross in preparation for a deeper experience of the reality of [Read More...]

Easter Inspiration from the High Calling: Death Defeated!

Death Defeated! Psalm 30:1-12 You brought me up from the grave, O LORD. You kept me from falling into the pit of death. Psalm 30:3 On this Easter Sunday, we joyfully remember the defeat of death. Psalm 30 gives us words to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and its implications. The images of Psalm 30 [Read More...]


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