Apr 20 2014

Kairos CoMotion Lectionary Dialogue: Matthew 28:1-10 (Vigil)

Year A – Easter Vigil or Hopeless Hope Vigil
April 19/20, 2014
As dawning arrives we hear again that we have been looking in all the wrong places for a next foothold. We’ve been projecting the past into the future without taking into consideration that it must pass through the catalyst of today.
Come, see the grave of yesterday. Set a new goal among the people, Galilee is just one of its names. The community you are living in now is a Galilee. See it anew.
Fear and Joy is better than fear alone.
As a duly authorized rock ready to die to your formulaic rules, be transformed to water to refresh dry bodies. There is work to do together for this rock will need water from another to sustain itself. Together we go forward. 
Wherever you may be this day, May your Fear and Joy dance together until both, assured,  leave the floor together, refreshed and refreshing.
And it was evening and morning, one more day.
[Locally we are expecting rain to begin for the day just after dawn. For the moment I will take that as confirmation of rock to water—may the cooling waters come down and April showers open tombs bring fruitfulness in their time.]

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Apr 20 2014

A Pastor's Thoughts: An Easter Poem

The day of resurrection? Earth, tell it out abroad; The Passover of gladness, The Passover of God. From death to life eternal, From this world to the sky, Our Christ hath brought us over With hymns of victory. Now let … Continue reading

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Apr 20 2014

Kairos CoMotion Lectionary Dialogue: Psalm 114 (Vigil)

Year A – Easter Vigil or Hopeless Hope VigilApril 19/20, 2014Psalm 114Morning will soon be breaking. The vigil is close to an end. Saturday is nearly Sunday.What might be expected now that the spell of specialness has been broken. A new path where not …

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Apr 20 2014

ponderings: Resurrection Hope

Read John 20:1-18. Easter will forever be a deeply personal day for me. Thirteen years ago on Easter Sunday, I was congregated in the choir loft of the small United Methodist Church I grew up in. I had promised my Aunt Polly that though I was starting a new job that week at another church,…
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Apr 20 2014

Kairos CoMotion Lectionary Dialogue: Romans 6:3-11 (Vigil)

Year A – Easter Vigil or Hopeless Hope Vigil
April 19/20, 2014
Oh, right. To be born is to die. Belovedness does not exempt us from being buried, becoming as nothing. Belovedness does not promise surprises will only be appreciated.
If there is something worth pursuing, it is going to be something larger than one life can give to it.
The projects we sign on to don’t stop with asking our all. They need more than our all, they need all our all and more. In case that wasn’t clear, they need our corporate all as well as our personal all. So what community we are joined with does make a difference. How inclusive will that community be will be a measure of the worth of the endeavor. A narrow slice of life, like preaching to the choir, has a certain amount of appeal, but if that is all there is we find it soon grows thin.
To claim our death is to consider ourselves dead to narrowness and alive to the surprises that “more” brings. It’s challenges enliven us. This sort of death is worth diving into to see where we surface later. Blessings on your dive.

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Apr 20 2014

Seedbed: Sunday Best: Legal Adultery, Christian Russia, Re-segregation

Dale M. Coulter reflects on Holy Saturday and how to understand Christ’s descent into hell. The Economist covers how after 223 years New Hampshire is about to make […]

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