Social Media and the Shepherd (Psalm 23)

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By Henry G. Brinton Americans are spending a lot of time on social media, but how much and what for?    This year some have given up Facebook for Lent. Others joined the “National Day of Unplugging” on March 7-8, putting away their phones, tablets, and laptops for a 24-hour digital Sabbath designed to slow people down in an increasingly hectic world. According to the National Day of Unplugging website, people unplugged in order to dance, sleep, write, play, reflect, … [Read more...]

Beyond Fear and Silence: Mark 16:1-8

By Barbara K. Lundblad This story leaves us wondering and longing for more. Mark’s Easter gospel (Mark 16: 1-8) ends with silence rather than “Alleluia!” That wasn’t the word the women said at the end of their long night of waiting. That’s not what they said when the Sabbath was over as they made their way to the tomb. They had been there on Friday when Jesus died and the sky turned dark at midday. Mark remembers all three women by name: Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, … [Read more...]


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