Easter 1A, John 20:1-18 – Disney’s Frozen & the Resurrection

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On Easter Sunday we showed this clip just before the sermon. When the song started, you could hear little voices all over the room start to sing along. The sound took my breath away. It was our kids. On Christmas & Easter we have all of our children, even the babies, join us in worship; [Read More...]

Wendell Berry on the Practice of Resurrection: The Mad Farm Liberation Front

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I do not love poetry, typically, when it is not set to music. Wendell Berry is one notable exception, and this happens to be one of my favorites. I’m always struck by how clearly Berry is able to see and describe the consequences of the way we choose to act as a society. I love [Read More...]

Incarnation: The Scandal of Particularity

As an evangelical Christian I am a part of a people who have emphasized the crucifixion above everything else, even sometimes eclipsing resurrection. Incarnation (the birth of Jesus), comes in third in terms of emphasis and the teachings of Jesus brings up the rear in a distant fourth. This has been our hierarchy of emphasis [Read More...]

Hey, Peddlers of Fear! I’m Done With You! (Eric Berry & The Guardians will explain why)

Our family went to see “The Guardians” movie on a sneak peak the other night. It was brilliant. he whole movie is about the toxic nature of fear. Fear is deadly and so simple to counteract – simply don’t give it any oxygen. This week I have been returning to this hilarious clip of Eric [Read More...]


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