Grace Bats Last (Luke 24:1-12)

By Rev. Susan Sparks.I am a big believer in shaking things up and approaching ideas through an unexpected perspective. Like the billboard I saw in Minnesota: It read, at the top, “Minnesota Cremation Society.” In the middle was a photo of a casket, and underneath, it read, “Think outside the box.” This year, let’s bring a fresh approach to Easter by using an unexpected perspective: Major League Baseball.Baseball and Easter are a perfect match. This year, Opening Day falls just a week … [Read more...]

Lord of the Storm: Mark 4:35-41

By: Greg CareyOn a first read, Mark 4:35-41 looks like a demonstration of Jesus’ astonishing power—and so it is. Jesus’ disciples are traveling across the Sea of Galilee. When a violent storm threatens to destroy the boat and its inhabitants, Jesus somehow manages to remain “asleep on the cushion.”Watch the Video: Jesus Stops a StormGreg Carey, professor of New Testament at Lancaster Theological Seminary, discusses Mark 4:35-41. … [Read more...]