Apr 19 2014

Preceding Grace: Day 40 of Lent, Holy Saturday, April 19, 2014

They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it with the spices in linen cloths, according to the burial custom of the Jews.                           John 19:40 (NRSV)On the Saturday bet…

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Apr 19 2014

connexions: “Salvator Mundi: Via Crucis” by Denise Levertov

Maybe He looked indeed
much as Rembrandt envisioned Him
in those small heads that seem in fact
portraits of more than a model.
A dark, still young, very intelligent face,
a soul-mirror gaze of deep understanding, unjudging.
That face, in extremis, woul…

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Apr 18 2014

From the Branches: The Power of Ordinary Liturgies

I am sitting quietly, at the end of a busy day, on Good Friday evening. Part of me wonders – did I miss it? Did I miss Lent? This year, my personal progression through the journey of Christ has been … Continue reading

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Apr 18 2014

Lake NeuronLake Neuron: The sun rises in the yeast

I spent a lot of last night baking three loaves of artisan bread for today’s Times-Gazette bake sale to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. I baked one loaf before Holy Thursday services and then the other two after I got home. Two of the loaves were bought by co-workers, while my fellow […]

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Apr 18 2014

ponderings: Noah (2014)

At the sound of his name, Noah has become quite a controversial figure these days. The film has been declared “unbiblical” by many, while deeply theological by others. (For example, there is this YouTube video that someone thought I needed to see after posting a comparison chart and some discussion questions.) What follows is a […]

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Apr 18 2014

Wrestled With Angels: It Is Finished

Good Friday 2014 Sermon preached at Liberty Hill United Methodist Church http://www.libertyhillumc.org It is finished. I said those words proudly as a junior in my high school craftsman class. I spent a semester in wood-working building a rocking horse. It was with pride at the end of the class to stand back and declare, “It […]

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